Any country outside the US gets the shaft.
You are not special and not alone.
I agree with you that in Canada there is little you can do and that is why I bought a 4K Sony FDR-AX1.
So I have 4K content which increases day by day.
But there is a catch.
The XQD cards cost hundreads of dollars and once full you have to download the files to hard drives.
Once on hard drives you cannot play the 4K files on Sony 4K Tv's by putting the 4K files on a memory stick and there is no common computer to play them(hopefully the HDMI 2.0 upgrade allows you other options - I do not know what they can be)
Welcome to the life of an early adopter.
I would very much like to make Sony free (like Samsung and LG) the USB ports to play 4K files - like the files from my expensive $4500 SONY 4K camcorder.
It makes NO SENSE for Sony to block their own 4K Sony cameras files from being played on Sony 4K TV's..
Unfortunately Stupidity rules in big companies as they try to "protect" their content.
My 65XBR is coming next week and I hope to find that Sony has had common sense and has unblocked Sony from Sony.
But I am sure that I will be disappointed like you.
But in the meantime my own content will grow - which is nowhere like professional content.
Thank you and ashhos
Fortunately we found on the receipt we actually bought it on Nov 29, so still 1 day to go (and it was shipped 1 week later), half hour ago we just went to the store, the general manager said he would find Sony people to talk about the information I provided from that Sony doc, to see what can be done, and if no way to change it, we can return later even if the 30 day policy is passed then. I felt better.