My name is Dave and I work for the Home Entertainment and Sound Group at Sony. I have worked in the Home Audio and Video group for over 8 years and have worked very closely with Amy, the past product manager for projectors at Sony. I do support Projectors and want to officially communicate to all of you what I can. I cannot commit to maintaining a full dialog with this forum so please understand that I may not be taking questions or replying.
Before I make any official statement, I want to thank you for your purchase of what I think is an amazing product and your support and appreciation of the product is noticed and very much valued. I have long been reading your comments and am aware of the confusion around the FMP-X1 4K Media Player and the VPL-VW1000ES. We are still working on our plans and will announce when we have all the pieces in place. All of that being said, I am sure you want to know Sony’s official policy about a 4K Media Player working with your VPL-VW1000ES projector, so here it goes:
"Thank you for your comments. As a valued customer, we want to respond directly. As you know, the VPL-VW1000ES projector was designed based on the industry standards in existence at that time. Still cutting edge, the VPL-VW1000ES displays both unsecured 4K video and upscales HD video to an amazing image.
The new Sony FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD media player is the only device that provides native 4K movies and TV programming to customers, and uses the latest industry standards to deliver content securely. While our newest 4K Ultra HD televisions incorporate these standards, earlier products such as the VPL-VW1000ES will require an update.
Please be assured Sony will meet your expectations to provide a path for you to enjoy 4K content from a media player compatible with the VPL-VW1000ES. Details of our program to work with a 4K media player will be announced and implemented as the Video Unlimited 4K download service is finalized and launched later this summer."
I also wanted to offer to any of you that may be going to CEDIA the opportunity to come to the Sony Booth and introduce yourself to us. I do look forward to meeting some of you. Thank you for your time and we will communicate again when we have more details to share.
Edited by Sony Dave - 7/11/13 at 2:37pm