Originally Posted by cyphers72
Very naive to think Amazon has anything to do with this.
Picture the meeting, last April. Amazon, Sony.
"Hi Amazon, we have 27 devices we'd like you to adapt your app for. These include 18 TVs, 3 UHD Blu-ray Players, and many more things. Oh, and by the way we also have this dead codebase that used a one-off fork of our old Blu-ray Player code to implement a media streamer called the X10, would you mind adapting that one too?"
"Guys we have like 2 humans dedicated to your apps, how do you prioritize those?"
"Well, you absolutely have to get on all of our TVs, and you must be on the UHD Blu-ray Players and both of those represent our forward platforms. The X10 is admittedly being EOL'd next month internally and has no internal developers. Maybe put that one at the bottom of the list."
"Got it, TVs and UHD Blu-ray Players, to match up with your CES announcements."
At this point the discussion is moot. Both Fire TV 4K and Roku 4 bring Amazon UHD to just about any 4K TV and cost the same as the rubber feet on the X10. Move along.
Originally Posted by TweakerInWA
About sums it up...The X10 is a dead platform. Not saying it still doesn't serve a purpose for folks, watched Elysium on the X10 the other night on the OLED and it looked beyond phenomenal!! However, in a couple of months it will be irrelevant (if not considered so already) with UHD-BD hitting the streets..
Sent from my Nexus 6
All the above is probably true and fairly accurate.
Sony has actually hung in there for quite a while with an attempt to furnish some quality 4K material
It was back in 2012 when Sony furnished the first 4K players when you purchased certain 4K tvs. They were big Dell desktop computers running headless and a proprietary Sony HTPC program.
The software and media were pre-installed.
This was followed a year later by the X1 and then about a year later the X10.
Each model was a step up in setup, convenience, reliability and availability of media.
Considering there were no UHD Blu Ray players or any Amazon or Roku set top boxes until recently Sony did step up.
I believe even now after visiting several of the other forum sites Sony performs remarkably well.
We have true UHD 4K and 5.1 lossless PCM sound some others are not getting those features