Originally Posted by wase4711
I use it a couple of times per week, to watch my free movies, look at free video clips, and to check on new content that gets uploaded to it now and then.
I never expected new content every day on it,
Me either, but there is about 100 things to watch, last count 66 movies, all breaking bad episodes, and nothing else except for a few cute demos of a few minutes each.
-->not flaming you wase471, it is just I didn't spend the better part of $5k to watch 66 old movies. and I do think there will be a happy ending to all this x1 drama. But the X1 is a burnt pancake for sure.<--
My detailed flame of the X1, not wase471:
If you use it a couple of times a week you will have watched every movie there is to watch on it in about 6 months. As you point out, there is zero commitment to have anything else to watch. IOW in 6 months you can unplug yours too :-)
Another thing to keep in mind is that the movies cost $8 to rent for only 24 hours and about $30 to buy. Buying all 70 movies at $30/each is about $2,000. Renting them would only be $500. Everyhing is available in Super HD (aka blue ray) on Netflix for $8*6 months or $50. And you could watch them as many times as you want.
Seems like the hardware should be free for those crazy prices.
Sure upscaled 1080p is not 4k, but $450 extra to rent second/third run movies? Especially as has been noted here many times that the 4k versions are generally NOT remastered and/or film transfers. Watch Taxi Driver in 4k and blue ray and tell me you see the slightest difference. but Lawrence of Arabia sure is better.
Keep it real people; at best there are at most a ew dozen titles on the X1 that are in fact 4k quality….
In _my_ humble opinion, cool your jets and see what shows up in the next few months. My _guess_ is the next version, will stream 4k, probably the Netflix catalog, apps you'd actually watch, and probably additional hardware ports so you could, for example plug in your Sony 4k camera to your Sony 4k tv and see 4k... and so on.
If they GIVE you an X1, sure why not, but unless you like watching the same old movie a few times a week you will unplug in a few months…