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2.9 based on 7 customer reviews

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Performance

Good

Features

Average

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

7 Customer Reviews

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4k Great for Netflix not so good for media ofb

FMP-X5 21/06/2015 by 785h265

Now I finally like netflix before i hated for display quality and very limited outdated movie and TV database, now this has changed to compete I assume with Amazon prime which is an excellent service for TV series not so good for Movies Netflix is great for Movies with a massive database you dont need to pay for and great UHD content. However my main reason for purchasing this was for movie watching owning via the download and view option for 4k movies, however upon clicking on the media player option no content either to buy or free online suggested content is displayed this is not good enough for an out of the box customer experience although the box looks great and netflix is working so well it seems rushed to be put together before its really tested properly has enough functionality to justify the price / purchase when soon Dune and other competing products will offer 4k Streamers better with more functionality for half the price and not so locked down to the limited spec h265 and some h264 stuff so far working from a usb stick on the media streamer virtually nothing plays on the streamer, its also rediculously slow to catalogue and display the thumbnails on media find function most of the time does not show anything at all as its related to its lack of compatabilty with the various media types. I would like sony to contact me to fix this lack of media content problem once this issue is resolved I will happily give 4 stars for a functional product hoping for future updates making this machine more usefull than a 4k netflix brick

Performance

Excellent

Features

Average

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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4K content.

FMP-X5 26/05/2015 by GD123guitars

I've only had this for a week. It works very well and was simple to connect. Netflix 4K superb picture and sound. This is my only source for actual 4k. Used with Sony 500 projector.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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not worth it

FMP-X5 12/04/2015 by dom435

Box is waste of time, been waiting two weeks to get mine collected. That disgusted I've sold my ps4

Performance

Poor

Features

Poor

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Poor

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no need for this expensive add on

FMP-X5 12/12/2014 by triplegee

Kept this 2 days and sent it back, The picture upscaled on the tv is far better than from this 4k box, very expensive needless add on

Picture Quality

Average

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Average

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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Top 4K Media streaming

FMP-X5 27/10/2014 by Selwyn

The FMP-X5 Streams 4K Netflix very nicely( I have fast cable broadband), and plays MP4 video ( Youtube 4K files play fine) through the USB ports, but as input only USB2 best to use a portable HDD Powered by FMP-X5 files as although YouTube files play Ok off USB Flash Drive, 4K 100MB files from my digital camera did not, with stutter on flash drive but are perfectly smooth with the USB powered HDD. Very cool indeed Picture quality is superb in 4K Colours are outstanding. Seperate Hdmi's for video/audio and one audio only for AVR to get sound, no lipsync delay with my setup, very good. The remote control is small but very resonsive indeed if you play files from USB hard drive, but less so from Flash Drive. its fine with Netflix app.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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Necessary Add-on for h.265, but only barely able t

FMP-X5 21/09/2014 by paulm

The product is essentially a box to provide a different codec(h.265) for one service(netflix), and to provide the ability to playback h.265 encoded video files via USB. It has a nice remote, that is not really needed, as you'll probably just use hdmi-control via the TVs remote(sync menu button). It doesn't come with wifi, LAN power line adaptor plugs (that you'll likely need), or even a LAN cable, so it is very bare bones. My main gripe with the product, is that the software(in box and TV) should have seamlessly hidden that you are using a separate box, so when you click the netflix icon or media files icon in the TV's menus, it should re-direct these service requests to the more capable FMP-X5, but transparently. With the network features of the TV, they could have also let you connect the TV's LAN port to FMP-X5 LAN port to get the TV's wifi-direct service to provide the box's internet connection, but that doesn't work either. The little bit of 4K content available looks stunning(eg better than HD blu-ray), but this certain isn't a cheap way to check your 4K TV is future proofed to play h.265 4K 60hz content arrive in the future.

Picture Quality

Good

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Poor

Design

Fair

Ease of Use

Average

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Good box, very little content..

FMP-X5 20/09/2014 by Ratstick

Box seems ok, content very limited. Not the fault of Sony but a little early

Picture Quality

Good

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Average

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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