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Hi All,

Is there a way to have the Strato show what it has negotiated with the display for playback (e.g. HDR, 4K, bitrate)? I am trying to verify that it is negotiating properly with the display and Celerity cable.

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Hi All,

Is there a way to have the Strato show what it has negotiated with the display for playback (e.g. HDR, 4K, bitrate)? I am trying to verify that it is negotiating properly with the display and Celerity cable.

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1) Start playing a movie on your Strato, such as a 4K HDR title.

2) Browse to the IP address of your Strato with a web browser, e.g. 192.168.1.1

3) At the top, click on "Settings" + "Components".

4) In the bottom left-hand corner of that window, click "Settings".

5) Click "Show primary HDMI port capabilities and status".

This will display information about the connection between your display/projector and Strato. Information will change depending on the title you are playing.
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1) Start playing a movie on your Strato, such as a 4K HDR title.

2) Browse to the IP address of your Strato with a web browser, e.g. 192.168.1.1

3) At the top, click on "Settings" + "Components".

4) In the bottom left-hand corner of that window, click "Settings".

5) Click "Show primary HDMI port capabilities and status".

This will display information about the connection between your display/projector and Strato. Information will change depending on the title you are playing.
Thank you for the quick reply!

Very helpful.

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Cool FILMIXERS: ATMOS UNDERWORLD BLOODWARS seems to have DEMO REFERENCE POTENTIAL

Just played the intro, because I am very busy creating a more immersive future for all of us today. From the intro segment this promises to be one hell of an ATMOS RIDE.

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Filmmixer gets Gangsta from the point they cut a lycan in half. t3:30.

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Sully HDR Is now available with Dolby Atmos. Downloading now.
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Kino Lorber: Krakatoa please offer....

Kino Lorber have confirmed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of director Bernard L. Kowalski's film Krakatoa: East of Java (1968), starring Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Rossano Brazzi and Sal Mineo. The release is expected to arrive on the market this summer.

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Sully HDR Is now available with Dolby Atmos. Downloading now.
I own the Sully UHD HDR Atmos disk and registered it for its digital rights. Nevertheless, the only way I could get the UHD HDR Atmos version from the Kscape store would be to buy it again for a light running $36.99. What's that about?

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I own the Sully UHD HDR Atmos disk and registered it for its digital rights. Nevertheless, the only way I could get the UHD HDR Atmos version from the Kscape store would be to buy it again for a light running $36.99. What's that about?
That's odd - I bought the Sully UHD disk, and Kaleidescape shows I "own it in Ultraviolet UHD" and has the HDR version shown as available for download.

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That's odd - I bought the Sully UHD disk, and Kaleidescape shows I "own it in Ultraviolet UHD" and has the HDR version shown as available for download.
After I saw your post I double-checked and confirmed that my UHD HDR Atmos version of Sully was in my UV library. Then I went back to the Kscape store and when I checked this time, the UHD HDR Atmos version of Sully was available. Anyway, thanks for letting me know that you saw it was available for download.
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suicide squad is now hdr atmos but one has to re-dip

I wouldn't mind re-dipping for Kingsman and Man From Uncle either....
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suicide squad is now hdr atmos but one has to re-dip
Why is that? From the moment we own the Blu-ray Quality version, why don't we get the $15.99 upgrade option? For all the other movies that I own and made available in HDR I had the option......
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Why is that? From the moment we own the Blu-ray Quality version, why don't we get the $15.99 upgrade option? For all the other movies that I own and made available in HDR I had the option......
I would like to know this as well. All other HDR titles were just an upgrade fee

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Maybe Warner is a very serious monthly nut to keep on an ongoing basis to be upgrading for a fee.Who knows?

Hey is the cost of great hdr atmos movies like Man From Uncle is that, I do not mind double dipping on a few, if it helps get fox or universal.
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The two sherlock holmes have disk to digital hdr.
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The two sherlock holmes have disk to digital hdr.
You watched either the HDR variants - what's your opinion of picture quality?
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i ordered the bluray doublepack from amazon first. let you know next week.Once i do the d to d.

Suicide squad was a triple dip. 4k UHD, BD K, and HDR K. Quite frankly i think I prefer going to the proctologist than having to walk over to the uhd library, take the disc out, walk over to the media rack open the oppo putting the disc in, getting gratuitously warned by the FBI, etc etc. I really hate schlepping discs, and the risks involved, it is a business model that underhandedly puts you at a position to damage or destroy your rightfully purchased media every single time you go to play it. Common Hollywood cut Kaleidescape a Break .
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i ordered the bluray doublepack from amazon first. let you know next week.Once i do the d to d.

Suicide squad was a triple dip. 4k UHD, BD K, and HDR K. Quite frankly i think I prefer going to the proctologist than having to walk over to the uhd library, take the disc out, walk over to the media rack open the oppo putting the disc in, getting gratuitously warned by the FBI, etc etc. I really hate schlepping discs, and the risks involved, it is a business model that underhandedly puts you at a position to damage or destroy your rightfully purchased media every single time you go to play it. Common Hollywood cut Kaleidescape a Break .
K could make my life MUCH easier by creating a DV700 product that worked on 4K material --- but they won't. That is one of two reasons I will not purchase a Strato, the other being no way to create an SDR/WGC option like 100% of the other players on the market. HDR on a low gain large projection screen sucks (basically unwatchable) if you don't own at least the JVC $35,000 model or equivalent - and I don't, and won't.

Personal opinon: I think the assumption by K that they will have ALL studios and timely availability of ALL 4K material won't materialize any time soon - if at all. As I result of these shortcomings, I am forced (like you) to use an external player that takes away all advantage of the K system. And I am not pleased about it. And as the number of 4K titles increase, the option to use my K system decreases. I am beginning to wonder about the decision to jump on this technology. Not pleased at all.
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We are stuck Hollywoodwe are between the Strato and this hard place.
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K could make my life MUCH easier by creating a DV700 product that worked on 4K material --- but they won't. That is one of two reasons I will not purchase a Strato, the other being no way to create an SDR/WGC option like 100% of the other players on the market. HDR on a low gain large projection screen sucks (basically unwatchable) if you don't own at least the JVC $35,000 model or equivalent - and I don't, and won't.

Personal opinon: I think the assumption by K that they will have ALL studios and timely availability of ALL 4K material won't materialize any time soon - if at all. As I result of these shortcomings, I am forced (like you) to use an external player that takes away all advantage of the K system. And I am not pleased about it. And as the number of 4K titles increase, the option to use my K system decreases. I am beginning to wonder about the decision to jump on this technology. Not pleased at all.
Have you seen HDR on a properly setup non-$35K projector? Maybe I'm biased, but mine looks pretty good IMHO. . Although you may be talking about LARGE screens. I've finally just excepted Ks current situation and enjoy what they offer. Life is too short to worry about it... I've added an Oppo 205 to handle physical media primarily non K offered 4K and 3D. I watched Planet Earth 2 (4K HDR) the other day, Oppo 205 through a Lumagen Pro to my JVC RS600 and then displayed on a (yes low gain screen) Stewart ST100. Was frankly breathtaking. SJ
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Have you seen HDR on a properly setup non-$35K projector? Maybe I'm biased, but mine looks pretty good IMHO. . Although you may be talking about LARGE screens. I've finally just excepted Ks current situation and enjoy what they offer. Life is too short to worry about it... I've added an Oppo 205 to handle physical media primarily non K offered 4K and 3D. I watched Planet Earth 2 (4K HDR) the other day, Oppo 205 through a Lumagen Pro to my JVC RS600 and then displayed on a (yes low gain screen) Stewart ST100. Was frankly breathtaking. SJ
My screen gain is slightly less than 1. Projector is JVC RS500. Oppo 203. Size is 120" x 51" and calibrated by ChadB. I've only seen HDR that REALLY impressed me on the most recent Sony large flat panels that I saw at CEDIA 2016.

FWIW, great audio is FAR FAR more critical to me getting immersed into the film than the video once the video gets past "good enough" - and the JVC does an incredible job on 1080P and is way better than "good enough". As I have stated before, if it were not for the fact some movies only have 3D audio on the 4K version, I would NEVER buy the 4K copy.
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My screen gain is slightly less than 1. Projector is JVC RS500. Oppo 203. Size is 120" x 51" and calibrated by ChadB. I've only seen HDR that REALLY impressed me on the most recent Sony large flat panels that I saw at CEDIA 2016.

FWIW, great audio is FAR FAR more critical to me getting immersed into the film than the video once the video gets past "good enough" - and the JVC does an incredible job on 1080P and is way better than "good enough". As I have stated before, if it were not for the fact some movies only have 3D audio on the 4K version, I would NEVER buy the 4K copy.
I agree. I like UHD HDR video a lot on my Sony 75XBR X940D but lossless immersive audio, TrueHD Atmos or DTS:X HD, adds more to my enjoyment of a film than the UHD HRD treatment.

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K could make my life MUCH easier by creating a DV700 product that worked on 4K material --- but they won't. That is one of two reasons I will not purchase a Strato, the other being no way to create an SDR/WGC option like 100% of the other players on the market. HDR on a low gain large projection screen sucks (basically unwatchable) if you don't own at least the JVC $35,000 model or equivalent - and I don't, and won't.
I have the JVC RS400 with a Seymour Enlightor 4K Screen and had calibrated it with known settings from JVC and AVS. I thought the HD was pretty good and the HDR was not. It wasn't enjoyable to watch, but it did look a lot better than out of the box.

Along came Nyal Mellor, who calibrated the projector. After he left, it was an amazing difference. HDR looks fantastic to me now. Especially on true 4K movies. I am not a calibrator, so can't tell you exactly what he did, but I can say the difference was dramatic. It took my HDR from "meh" to "wow"!
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Hey is the cost of great hdr atmos movies like Man From Uncle is that, I do not mind double dipping on a few, if it helps get fox or universal.
Man From Uncle is now available in HDR and Atmos! $15.99 upgrade price for existing owners.
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I have the JVC RS400 with a Seymour Enlightor 4K Screen and had calibrated it with known settings from JVC and AVS. I thought the HD was pretty good and the HDR was not. It wasn't enjoyable to watch, but it did look a lot better than out of the box.

Along came Nyal Mellor, who calibrated the projector. After he left, it was an amazing difference. HDR looks fantastic to me now. Especially on true 4K movies. I am not a calibrator, so can't tell you exactly what he did, but I can say the difference was dramatic. It took my HDR from "meh" to "wow"!
Different opinions are what make the world go around.

ChadB is well recognized as a first class video calibrator. The differences in the HDR image he was able to obtain from what I was able to extract (by using known settings from the JVC and Oppo threads) was night and day as well. And it was still not acceptable to my eyes. The SDR/WCG is far more enjoyable to me. I also know of quite of few others (regular posters on AVS) who have screens as large as mine (120x51) or larger also using JVC (professionally calibrated) projectors who have settled on SDR/WCG as well. So given that, the fact that the Strato does not provide an option for me to watch SDR/WCG makes it a deal killer.

BUT, even if they provided me that option (or if I had an HDR truly capable projector) , the fact that they don't have a DV700 equivalent for the Strato still forces me to use an external player (in my case the Oppo). And that takes away the primary reason I purchased the K system in the first place - to be able to operate my theater without handling discs. And that displeases me greatly.
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ChadB is well recognized as a first class video calibrator. The differences in the HDR image he was able to obtain from what I was able to extract (by using known settings from the JVC and Oppo threads) was night and day as well. And it was still not acceptable to my eyes. The SDR/WCG is far more enjoyable to me. I also know of quite of few others (regular posters on AVS) who have screens as large as mine (120x51) or larger also using JVC (professionally calibrated) projectors who have settled on SDR/WCG as well. So given that, the fact that the Strato does not provide an option for me to watch SDR/WCG makes it a deal killer.

BUT, even if they provided me that option (or if I had an HDR truly capable projector) , the fact that they don't have a DV700 equivalent for the Strato still forces me to use an external player (in my case the Oppo). And that takes away the primary reason I purchased the K system in the first place - to be able to operate my theater without handling discs. And that displeases me greatly.
Not sure why you keep bringing up a compliant K700 for UHD as a disappointment for using a Strato player.

K at no point has ever suggested that they were developing a UHD K700.

As for SDR/WCG, I agree.

Professionally calibrated projectors using large screens ( I have a 144 x72 screen ) is a much better solution at the moment.
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