Originally Posted by space2001
Right now they are not tieing it account, They are locking it to the player/tv. Once the player is connected to the TV, the HDCP will check to see if this is the TV it is suppose to be playing on.
So this way you can't take the player and play it on any device. Once again Copy protection screws real paying customers.
Sorry to break the bubble but it's going to be tied to an account.
With maybe the exception of the pre-loaded movies the FMP-X1 will down load new movies for a 24 hour viewing period or you can buy it outright. But you still have to down load it. To down load the movie you have to go to Sony Entertainment Network's Video Unlimited Store and create an account. With out an account, you can't down load a new movie.
Sony is setting up a Razor-Razorblade business model. In this case the razorblade holder is not free, it's a $700.00 server.
Any way you want to slice it, it's tied to an account.
"So this way you can't take the player and play it on any device. Once again Copy protection screws real paying customers."
I don't think this is exactly correct. It has to be a HDCP 2.2 licensed device that will accept 4K and Sony's DRM which pretty much means a Sony panel. Paring doesn't mean that its locked to a single device. It is Paired for that session.
However any straight HDCP 2.2 device by itself theoretically should be able to Pair with any authorized HDCP 2.2 device. So, you should be able to move an HDCP 2.2 server between say a panel and a projector that satisfy the license and authorizing protocols. What is not known at this time is how Sony will implement HDCP 2.2. They have made statements that they want HDCP 2.2 compliance plus certain Sony based enhancements.
I don't think anyone knows for sure until these things get up and running out in the wild. I'm also thinking Sony's not going to give out information on how it works least they subsidize hackers.
Edited by b curry - 7/12/13 at 9:01am