Rated 4 out of 5
by kingkenwood I'm on the Fence about this purchase!!
This is an O.K unit! It's not great like I was expecting it to be. I wanted to really compliment my new Sony 70" 4K TV with an awesome addition,and honestly my BDP-S6200 Blu-ray player fits the bill better. 1st,it has to plug in directly to the TV! I also purchased one of the new Denon 4K A/V 7.2 receivers also. The FMP won't work with any decent or high-end 4K receiver..(Audio only)...2nd, that seems like a lot of cash to spend on old movies and 2-4 minute short clips!! Had a choice between a 75" Samsung 4K and a 70" Sony 4K and I went with Sony of course. TV is absolutely stunning when paired with a PS4 or Xbox. The 3D is amazing also. I would ask Sony to continuously update the 4K content. Still I think Sony has more 4K content than Samsung on tap for premium buyers!
July 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chrismaniac Sony could do much better
I just received the FMP-X10 last night from Sony and I am very disappointed. First, the free content they provide is fairly worthless (short documentaries, clips and trailers)...seems like they could have at least provided a movie given the price paid. Second, the unit has to directly connect to your TV eliminating your ability to use your receiver as the central control hub for your entertainment system (I have Sony's current flagship receiver the $2,100 DA5800ES which has a 4K input and it doesn't even allow me to feed and control the 4k stream through their latest and greatest device!..not sure what you would use the 4k input on this receiver for if it doesn't even work for Sony equipment!). Lastly (and most disappointing), only a few of the movies (and not the good ones) provided on the Sony Entertainment Network are available for rent versus purchase. So to access any meaningful content you will need to spend $30+ for each item!! For those prices they should have provided the player for $100. I am seriously considering sending this unit back to Sony :o(
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sheepdog 4K at last!
Received it yesterday (pre-order) with high expectations.
1. It's a breeze to install - 15 minutes max. The built-in Wi-Fi finds the available home network right away, then looks for and finds a software /firmware upgrade. The remainder of setup is routine. If you don't already have a membership, now is the time to sign up with Netflix and the Sony movie network. UTube & Amazon are not available.
2. The 4K that is available is drop-dead gorgeous.
3. The unit itself is attractive, runs silent, and has an easy to maneuver interface/GUI.
1. There are no pre-loaded movies. The free shorts that are available are on the Sony movie network and each average about 15 minutes long.
2. Many of the movies that are available are "buy only".
3. The included remote is on the flimsy side. It should integrate with the TV remote better.
4. 4K content is VERY limited.
Would I purchase it again?
The jury is still out.
July 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hemi31B Misleading
First let me say that Sony HQ has been very accommodating and I can't complain about the service and care for its customers. I was wise in pre-ordering this product and saved $200.00, by default that helps me with the frustration.
I did not read, in detail, the representation of "50 Titles", that said I assumed that I was getting 50 4K movies with this purchase, obviously I was wrong. They are short titles that mean little to nothing and then when I see a movie I like it will cost me $30 + and that is disappointing. The only value I see now is using the Netflix and watching 4K content (not much there, but in time it will grow). Before, Netflix was horrible when I used only my 4K TV for downloading the show. The media player for some reason makes Netflix work better.
All I can say now is; please lower the prices of the 4K movies I am not going to buy a movie for $34.00
September 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scarface16mm FMP X10 will not work
I bought the FMP X10 and it would not even go into setup mode. I purchased the XBR 950B Flagship tv and the media player will not work with it. Now I have owned quite a few of their XBR TVs and this XBR 950B is the best of the best.. The up scaling keeps me happy but I am so disgusted with Sonys support on trying to get this media box to work I want to scream!. I wound up talking to support people in the Philippines for 3 hours, got disconnected 3 times and never got any results. Thanks Sony , I just bought a PS4, XBR950B, BDP 7200 BLURAY, and a FMP X100 that will not work. I have 3 XBR TVS in my house and this might be the last. How about helping me out!
August 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by EddieG It has HUGE potential, but only ONE movie.
This 4K media player is a rather interesting concept, it has the potential to be amazing but the has a few MAJOR downfalls. First and foremost, Sony only gives you one movie, thats right only ONE free full length movie. They try to same that the give you hours upon hours of free content (which is true) but who watches that stuff. We pay over $700 to receive only one movie, that is atrocious. The selection needs to be updated a little more frequently and they need to lower the prices. If you want to purchase a movie it will cost you $30-$35, not to mention that those files are extremely huge, it will take you nearly 16-28 hours just to download the movie in order to watch it. The processing power is a little slow also this I did not like, it lags alot considering the price you pay for it and the technology we have available nowadays. If you purchased a 4K compatible receiver like I did (top of the line Denon) in order to get the best experiance and to easily program your home theater to your liking, well you can forget about using it because you are REQUIRED to run the media player directly to your SONY 4K television because Sony does not allow you to use any other television with their media player. I am a little frustrated with this player because I had high expectation for it, but maybe the will provide some movie codes for customers in the future to redeem themselves from this intricate situation.
September 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MrPa FMP-X10 NOT WORKING
I was real excited to get the new player after selling the old one. After spending 2 hours on the phone with Sony techs telling me its my internet service and resetting and rebooting everything, still NOT working. Sony said they would call me back with a fix...that was 2 days ago..?? Maybe someone can help. I have the X850A 65" and the player connected to HDMI4. The Netflix works great, streams, clear, unbelievable picture. My SEN account shows all mini movies I downloaded, all show in My 4k Videos, But when I click to play it says please wait then tells me server not available. It is NOT my server! They wont play after downloaded. HELP.......
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by laexodus IF YOU WANT 4K NOW, IT'S WORTH IT
This product is more expensive than it should be considering it will probably be obsolete within a year or two. That said, if you want to have 4k video now this is about your only option. The device was very easy to set up and start using, and the video quality is absolutely gorgeous. Plugged it in, hdmi video cable into tv, hdmi audio cable into receiver, signed in and I was up and running in about 5-10 minutes flat. For the price, there should be at least a movie or two included and not just the short demo videos, and the selection of 4k movies is really limited and lackluster. I do hope they continue to add more and better selections. Elysium was already downloaded on the device, so after paying it was immediate ready for viewing. The audio through my receiver didn't work right away, but after playing 3-4 videos it kicked in. Not sure what the issue was, but it works now. Netflix also works fine but also has a very limited selection of 4k. The real drawback here is limited and poor content availability. If Sony and Netflix don't make it, you're not going to see it. Seemingly, Sony has a large catalog of great movies that would show off this device's capability. Here's hoping they start transferring them to 4k soon.
July 31, 2014