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Sony FMP-X10

4K Ultra HD media player

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by Steve Kindig
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Download, stream, and store 4K content for your Sony Ultra HD TV

Sony's 4K Ultra HD TVs have offered eye-popping picture quality from day one. The only question on the minds of owners of these TVs was, "What about 4K content?" Sony's brilliant answer is the second-generation FMP-X10 Ultra HD media player. Connect it to your 2013 or 2014 Sony 4K Ultra HD TV to experience the very best picture it can deliver.

To whet your appetite for the stunning detail and immersive realism of 4K, the FMP-X10 comes pre-loaded with over 50 free titles in 4K: short films, documentaries, music videos and sports videos. The media player's built-in 1-terabyte hard drive gives you the ability to download full-length movies and shows from Sony's 4K Unlimited Store — the largest collection of 4K Ultra HD content available. Ordering from this regularly updated library of 4K material is easy, from the comfort of your living room. Both purchase and 24-hour rental options are available for most titles. Need even more space for movies? No problem. Simply connect an external USB hard drive.

Using the FMP-X10 is easy. It includes a remote control, and can also be operated using the remote control that comes with any of Sony's 2014 Ultra HD TVs.

Netflix, now in 4K

The FMP-X10 is the first Ultra HD media player to include “HEVC” decoding, which means it can decode streamed 4K Netflix® content for watching on a compatible Sony 4K TV. This is an especially valuable feature for owners of 2013 Sony 4K TVs because those models lacked built-in HEVC decoding.

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Highlights:

  • 4K Ultra HD media player for use with compatible 2013 and newer Sony Ultra HD TVs
  • built-in 1-terabyte hard drive comes pre-loaded with 50 free titles including short films, documentaries, music videos and sports videos
  • to access the free pre-loaded content you need to create an account at Sony's Video Unlimited online service
  • the hard drive can hold about 20 4K movies, and storage capacity can be expanded by connecting an external hard drive (not included)
  • Internet-ready — connect to Sony's Video Unlimited 4K online store to access a library of 4K Ultra HD movies and shows
  • HEVC for compatibility with streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix® (requires Internet connection speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • two HDMI outputs — one supplies audio/video signals to a TV, the other is audio-only for connecting a receiver or other component
  • two USB 2.0 ports — rear-panel port for connecting an external hard drive, and front-panel port for connecting a digital camera
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • remote control
  • HDMI cable included (57" length)
  • 9-7/8"W x 1-15/16"H x 11-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 4K Ultra-HD media player
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 54" DC cord)
  • 21" AC power cord
  • 57" HDMI cable
  • Remote control (RMT-D304)
  • CR2032V 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • Reference Guide
  • Startup Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • End User License Agreement

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Features

4K Ultra-HD Media Player: The Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra-HD media player lets you enjoy true 4K Ultra-HD content on your new Sony 4K Ultra-HD flat-panel television. The unit comes pre-loaded with 50 free titles, plus offers the ability to download 4K content from Sony's Video Unlimited 4K online service and Netflix. You can even connect your 4K digital camera to the player's front-panel USB port or add additional storage via an external HDD through the rear-panel USB port. The FMP-X10 features a built-in 1TB HDD.

Compatibility: The Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra-HD media player is exclusively compatible with 2013-up Sony 4K Ultra-HD TVs; including the XBR-X850A, XBR-X850B, XBR-X900A, XBR-X900B, XBR-X950B series (all sold separately). Make sure the Sony television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.

Note: If you own a XBR-X900A series TV, contact Sony's customer support (1-855-476-6945 or click here) as your TV may need to have the HDMI jack replaced.

Triluminos Technology: With Triluminos technology support, colors are more vivid, skin tones are more natural and landscapes feel like the real thing.

Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra-HD media player requires a network connection. It can be connected to your home network via an a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Sony recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 15 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

Note: A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router for 4K streaming.

HDMI Outputs: The 4K media player connects to your Sony 4K Ultra-HD TV via HDMI. The FMP-X10 features two HDMI outputs; the HDMI 1 output supports audio/video to your connected Sony Ultra-HD TV, while the HDMI 2 output supports audio only (up to 5.1ch) to your home receiver. The player's HDMI 1 output needs to be connected to the TV's HDMI 4 input. The unit's HDMI 2 output is required for audio if you are using a home receiver.

Note: The FMP-X10 requires a direct HDMI connection from its HDMI 1 output to your compatible Sony Ultra-HD TV's HDMI 4 input. If you are using an AV receiver, you will need to have this same direct HDMI connection to your compatible Sony TV for video and an additional HDMI cable from the media player's HDMI 2 output to your AV receiver for audio only.

4K Content: The Sony FMP-X10 comes with a variety of pre-loaded 4K content, plus gives you the ability to download 4K content from Sony's Video Unlimited 4K online service and Netflix. Current available 4K content includes:

  • Pre-Loaded Content: The unit comes pre-loaded with 50 free videos in 4K, including short films, documentaries, music videos, and sports videos. You will need to create an account at Sony's online video store in order to unlock them.
  • Video Unlimited 4K: Video Unlimited 4K from Sony is the world's first and only network video service that gives you access to a regularly updated library of full-length 4K Ultra HD feature films and TV shows right in your living room. With over 200 titles to choose from, you'll have a wide selection of choices to download for 24-hour rental ($7.99-up) or purchase ($29.99-up). Other fees may apply for 4K networked video service.
  • Netflix: Netflix subscribers can access and stream select TV shows, movies, and documentaries in 4K Ultra-HD from Netflix on your compatible Sony Ultra-HD TV.
  • PlayMemories Online: Makes it easy to view and share your personal photos in 4K on your compatible Sony Ultra-HD TV.
  • 500px: Showcases stunning professional photos from around the world in 4K directly on your compatible Sony Ultra-HD TV.
Note: There is no 4K content pre-loaded on the FMP-X10. 4K download times will vary based on internet connection speed and bandwidth, and may require several hours for completion.

1TB Hard Drive: Store up to 1TB of your favorite 4K movies and TV shows from Sony's Video Unlimited 4K online service on the FMP-X10 4K Ultra-HD media player's built-in hard drive. The built-in 1TB hard drive can store about twenty 4K movies. It also has plenty of space for hours of footage from your 4K camcorder. You can add even more space for more 4K movies and TV shows with an external drive (up to 4TB; sold separately), using the media player's rear-panel USB 2.0 (type-A) port. You can move content between an external hard disk and the player's internal hard disk.

Dual USB Ports: The Sony FMP-X10 is fitted with a front- and rear-panel USB (type-A) port. The front USB port (5V/0.5mA) is used to connect a USB mass storage class device or digital camcorder/camera for playback of a non-copyright video clips. The rear USB port (5V/800mA) is used to connect an external USB 2.0 hard disk drive (up to 4TB) for extra storage so you can move downloaded copyright content from the 4K media player's built-in storage to the external HDD.

Note: External HDD's must be formatted when connected to the Sony FMP-X10.

Playable Video File Formats: The following video file formats can be played on the 4K Media Player.

  • MP4 (H.265 HEVC): video up to 3840 x 2160 / frame rate of 60p
  • MP4 (H.264 AVC): video up to 3840 x 2160 (8-bit) / frame rate of 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, or 60p
  • XAVC S: video up to 3840 x 2160 (8-bit) / frame rate of 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p, 100p, or 120p

Remote Control: The Sony FMP-X10 includes an IR remote for wireless operation of the 4K media player. It also operates basic functions of your compatible Sony ultra-HD TV. If you have a Sony XBR-X850B, XBR-X900B, or XBR-X950B series ultra-HD TV the 4K Media Player can be operated seamlessly using the remote control of the television

AC Power: The 4K media player operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter and cord.

  • Input: 100V-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 60W (1A)
  • Output: 19.5V - 4.35A
 
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Sony FMP-X10

Written By Bill, Seattle on Sunday, September 07, 2014
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There are no pre loaded titles as indicated!, they must be downloaded. This Sony FMP-X10 is worthless without a VERY fast internet connection. My first download The Amazing Spider-Man 2, took three days to complete.
Pros:
Many
Cons:
Many, including the need for a VERY FAST internet connection, and this misleading statement "built-in 1-terabyte hard drive comes pre-loaded with 50 free titles including short films, documentaries, music videos and sports videos". There was not one title to view without downloading it. Also, free content CANNOT be downloaded without setting up a credit card payment info first.
Crutchfield response on Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Thanks for your review. The free titles are pre-loaded, but you have to create an account at Sony's online video store in order to unlock them.
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4 out of 5

FMP-X10

Written By Flipper5458, Illinois on Friday, August 15, 2014
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Very nice product. Very easy to install. The quality of the movies, documentaries, are simply breathtaking! The downloads are a bit lengthy, going to upgrade the speed of computer, & i believe this will cut down on the download time.
Pros:
Easy to install. Great looking movies!
Cons:
High priced.
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5 out of 5

Sony 4 K player

Written By Frank237, California on Monday, August 11, 2014
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The product is good as expected. Easy installation and set up. I was able to stream netflix in under 1 hour on my wifi
Pros:
The Sony contents are expensive
Cons:
UPS was the only down side, they left my shipment on the front gate of our property. The gate was opened and they should come in the knock on our door.
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