Originally Posted by audioguy
Help me with some math. 750 movies (or 1500 movies) won't fit on a 6TB or 12TB Strato. I think the 12TB stores about 300 movies. Given that, if you want to watch a movie that is not on your Strato, you just need to know in advance and remove one movie to make room for the one you want to watch and then download the new one?
I know there is no way to know but given K's previous temporary shutdown, I would love to know how they are doing financially. In addition to the things I would need from their product to re-invest, I would need to feel a lot more secure on their chances of long term success. I will continue to sit on the side-lines for now.
Yes, the "keep a bunch of stuff local and delete/download as desired" is my intent for how I will use a K system. I don't need 1,500 titles to select from at a moments notice. A 6TB Strato holds ~125 movies with a mix of UHD and HD. A 12TB would hold double that. It's enough. It's nicer to have an entire library of content available for one touch playback, sure, but 125 - 250 titles is still a lot of choose from on a whim.
I keep a wide variety of favorites and new titles we want to watch resident. Most titles after watching I delete and then queue up a download for something else. There are 4 of us in my family (me, wife, and 2 kids). We cycle who chooses the movie (Mom, Dad, Kid 1, Kid 2, repeat) on a given movie night. I can download a UHD movie in about and hour and half as well, so that's still enough time to pick a movie at dinner, kick off a download, and be ready to watch it shortly that evening.
MA is a big part of having reassurance to use K. If K got MA tomorrow, 5 major movie studios worth of content would port. That's were a lot of what we watch comes from, so I'd be confident at that point. I believe Paramount and Lionsgate will find their way into MA eventually as well.
After selling my NAS, I've come some interesting conclusions for my stand-in DIY solution. It ends up functioning a lot like K actually with regards to the content access model I described above with reliable Oppo playback. It just takes effort to rip and manage and it's not as nice of a UI and as using K with the Oppo network share browser.