Originally Posted by Tom Bley
I'm interested in a review but, there may be a problem. Maybe it won't effect the Sony VPL-VW1000? The following post was taken from the Sony 4k media streamer FMP-x1 forum.
"Hello gang. I already have the Sony 4K media player. And I have some really bad news. You are NOT gonna like this.
Short version: I hooked the media player up (correctly) and received the error that the TV could not connect to the media player, along with a variety of error codes. After several hours of this, I returned the first unit and got a fresh one. Same problem exactly.
Enter Sony support. I talked to various people 'up the chain' until I got to a person who actually understood what the issue was. I hope you're sitting down:
Evidently, at the 11th hour, Sony decided to change the HDCP employed in these players. This new version of HDCP is not - I repeat NOT - compatible with virtually *any* 4K television that Sony has sold to date. If you purchased a Sony 4K TV of any size at any time before, I don't know, the last 14 days or so, chances are you're affected.
The solution, per Sony: The entire HDMI board in the TV has to be changed before the media player will work. Of course, Sony will set this up for you. When the part is available. And when the technicians have time. Because, you know, they have to now change the HDMI boards on almost *every* 4K TV they've ever made.
Am I the only person who's more than a little irritated that I just spent close to $7K on a beautiful new TV that effectively now cannot play the *only* 4K content in existence? Truly, truly unbelievable.
Questions? Ask away. But my advice: don't order the media player yet. Get your set's board changed first. Then, you won't have to endure the frustration I've endured today. Grrr......"
Hard to believe.
Seems more like a "April Fools July post" or troll post.
The quote is coming from this post here on AVS
, from a poster with seven posts to his name, who must have very good connections in Sony as he didn't only get the player before everybody else but had even the time to get a second one.
If this is really true, it must have been Sony pictures that got cold feet in the last minute. Can't be HDCP, because HDCP is HDCP, but must relate to the connection that secure that the players can only connect to Sony displays.
Still hard to believe as Sony has had more than six months (reckon they have thought about the FMP-X1 a good wile before they announced it in January) and now just as they are going to release the player finds that there is a security problem.
Does Sony departments still not communicate? I thought Hirai had fixed it.
Interesting to see if this is valid information and how it pans out.