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Watch them for free? Isn't this why it costs $700.00, with this price it should include the ability to watch them. A 2TB Western Digital hard drive costs $90.00. Sounds like the hardwire ethernet has to be connected to the internet just to watch and pay for the preloaded movies, what a rip off.

By George, I think you've got it. Yes, it's a ripoff, which nobody can deny.

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Nope, more like snooze Sony loses my business since they dont get the $2,500 i was going to spend on a 55" 4K set and the 4K media player that is selling in a bundle.

We'll that's your right as a consumer, especially if you haven't even bought a 4K panel yet rolleyes.gif. Frankly, I totally felt you could take or leave the free movies as the majority of them are garbage. Def wouldn't have stopped me getting one to use it with a $20k VW1100.
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By George, I think you've got it. Yes, it's a ripoff, which nobody can deny.

In another thread about the VW1000ES projector it seems as if people got 300$ worth in vouchers which they can use towards purchasing the movies they want.
Seems like a great idea and much better than having movies on there that many of us will not even watch when they are for free.


A few posts up we talked about the number of movies that should/could come out per month and/or week - has anybody contacted Sony to ask them about their release plans for this year?

It seems to me that Sony still is sitting on quite a few 4k scans of classic movies like Dr. Strangelove or The Man From Laramie plus possibly soon another large format movie with Lord Jim that is slated for a June release on Blu-ray in France.
A few new releases will hopefully be handled in 4k even if the CGI will have to be upscaled - just don't dumb down everything to 2k - it is a colossal waste!
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Originally Posted by Oliver Klohs View Post

In another thread about the VW1000ES projector it seems as if people got 300$ worth in vouchers which they can use towards purchasing the movies they want.
Seems like a great idea and much better than having movies on there that many of us will not even watch when they are for free.


A few posts up we talked about the number of movies that should/could come out per month and/or week - has anybody contacted Sony to ask them about their release plans for this year?

It seems to me that Sony still is sitting on quite a few 4k scans of classic movies like Dr. Strangelove or The Man From Laramie plus possibly soon another large format movie with Lord Jim that is slated for a June release on Blu-ray in France.
A few new releases will hopefully be handled in 4k even if the CGI will have to be upscaled - just don't dumb down everything to 2k - it is a colossal waste!

That wasn't just for any owners of 1000's, it was for owners who purchased the upgrade kit including the X1 last year but didn't get the install done by Sony prior to the end of the free movie deal.
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That wasn't just for any owners of 1000's, it was for owners who purchased the upgrade kit including the X1 last year but didn't get the install done by Sony prior to the end of the free movie deal.

That is correct, my point was that it is much better to give the buyer the choice of movies and of course to give them something in the first place.

I am also wondering about the price of 699$ that gets mentioned here. I was under the impression that it should always come with a 200$ rebate for those who already own a Sony 4k display?
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I am also wondering about the price of 699$ that gets mentioned here. I was under the impression that it should always come with a 200$ rebate for those who already own a Sony 4k display?

There is no other television that works with the X1. The offer was for the initial sales push of the player.

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There is no other television that works with the X1. The offer was for the initial sales push of the player.

And the intended sales push meant that nobody had to pay more than 499$ initially - when did that 200$ off offer expire?
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Originally Posted by Oliver Klohs View Post

And the intended sales push meant that nobody had to pay more than 499$ initially - when did that 200$ off offer expire?

There was an expiration date for the $200 coupon, I remember seeing it when I printed out my coupon. Now the only special deal for the X1, is when it's bundled with a TV, either from Sony or Best Buy etc. The 65/900 and the X1 combo price is $4500.

I understand your comment about always discounting the player to owners of the TV, since they've spent a chunk of change buying the display, but Sony has had various offers come and go, the latter generally being tied to a paired buy of the TV and the player.

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has anyone figured out how to load onto a hard drive 4k movies made by Sony FDR-AX100 or other 4k cameras that can be connected to the Sony 4K streamer's USB port?
thanks
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Originally Posted by William Chiu View Post

has anyone figured out how to load onto a hard drive 4k movies made by Sony FDR-AX100 or other 4k cameras that can be connected to the Sony 4K streamer's USB port?
thanks

No, its not intended to work that way. It's purely automatically managed, slave storage expansion for the X1. The best way to view those movies would be to either play straight from the camera into 4K display or from a laptop capable of 4K output.
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