Originally Posted by e11271
You are right; probably in the near future all processors will handle HDCP 2.2 and I guess Sony didn't think it was worth the cost to add that capability to both ports. I guess I was hoping that is was all there so it becomes somewhat future proof....
Regarding the tablet, I am expecting that when an update is available from Sony, the least they could do is either warn that the 4k remote app doesn't handle 2.3 or thoroughly test the new version with atleast it own apps. I don't think that is too much to ask. The tier 2 support rep agreed and I guess/hope it is why they quickly released the new software patch.
At the end of the day, it does work now and I guess this is one of the things you get for being a somewhat early adopter. What I find also puzzling is while folks with Sony 4k TVs can use their TV remote to control the streamer, us projector guys can't. That seems very odd.
Don't know that it would have been a cost consideration to add the HDCP 2.2 capability to both HDMI ports when you look at the cost of both the top of the line displays and the VW1100 for example, yet they still limited it to the one port in both cases. I wouldn't be surprised, at least in the case of the 1100/1000 projectors, to see a further upgrade path made available should it be needed down the track, in the same way the 1000 upgrade board has been introduced.
I think you're overestimating the amount of attention that a company the size of Sony would pay to the effects of a OS update for a device like the Xperia Z tablet on a niche piece of software such as the 4K ultra remote.
In the history of Sony projectors, I've never owned one that did anything other with its remote than controlling functions on the projector itself. So the fact the X1 isn't able to be controlled by it the way TV remotes are able to doesn't surprise me at all frankly.