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Not sure about your question...
K will only play content downloaded from their own store - none other such as VUDU etc.
But the all 5 systems can use the same content and these systems can be located at different places within the USA.
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Good input.
I have almost 1600 Digital Movies on VUDU - which I share with my daughter.
My daughter is graduating this week - luckily has a job lines up - Environmental Engineer (Sorry for bragging) - plans to stay with us for a year and save some money. She is my wine drinking buddy and movie partner so I am super happy.
You know, with K, you can have 5 systems - If you are feeling generous you can buy her a Stratos she can share your K library from her home anywhere in the USA - that is what I plan to do when she moves out.
Good idea! I will consider it seriously.

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Not sure about your question...
K will only play content downloaded from their own store - none other such as VUDU etc.
But the all 5 systems can use the same content and these systems can be located at different places within the USA.

5 system mean 5 strato or five different properties


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I love concerts but hate the crowds so watching concerts via K is great. I’ve been building a K-ollection on my Strato but I’m curious what some y’all’s favorites are.


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Had family watching some movies and someone asked, is K the same as Apple, Vudu, etc. So I put on several movies and we all watched the first 5 minutes across different services. EVERYONE said it was so obvious the improvement with K with the sound being the MOST significant. And this was in our family room zone (has a fairly decent 5.1.2 setup, but only a 65” OLED). Theater would even be more obvious. Was fun. SJ
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Excited that my Kscape will be coming in today. 12 TB Strato.
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Any ideas when Jaws 4K UHD HDR will becoming? The disc is out in 1 week. Reviews are it looks and sound spectacular!

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Any ideas when Jaws 4K UHD HDR will becoming? The disc is out in 1 week. Reviews are it looks and sound spectacular!

I think in same date as disc as previous release harry poter matrix ..etc hope before


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I discovered how disc To Digital Works in K Escape this week - another nail in the Shiny Discs Coffin.
My purchases from K are booming :-)
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It's on its way. Hopefully not too long.

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Any ideas when Jaws 4K UHD HDR will becoming? The disc is out in 1 week. Reviews are it looks and sound spectacular!
Jeff,
I plan to watch all the Batman movies ending in Justice League and Joker... fun fun (many will be rewatch).
Bought the Batman Anthology from K - the First Batman Movies 1989 release called - Batman 'Jack Nicholas as the Joker).
I am sure I had watched it when I was a kid or even later but watching it on K looked Gorgeous with Great ATMOS sound. The special effects looked very 'Comic Book' and Jack Nicholson as the Joker was amazing.
Got a sense of how Heath Ledger built his persona in the Dark Knight movies - very cool - he took his cues from Jack Nicholson, you can see it.
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https://onezero.medium.com/the-futur...e-185c941d02a5

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Would you care to elaborate?
Assuming you have the K Encore (Stratos - Terra) and K Premier (3U Server DV700 - not sure a M500 can do this- but I understand a Alto would be fine also - basically a K device which can play Blu Ray incorporated with K encore)
In my Case I have Encore with Stratos players and Premier with 3U and DV700 and Several M500 Players.

If you have Blu Ray Disc (or a DVD!!) and the same title appears on UHD HDR (Higher quality) at K Escape - you can check by clicking on the title in the K Store if Disc to Digital is available for that title.
In case yes, then you can insert your Blu Ray Copy in the K Player (in my case DV700) - The Blu Ray rips to my 3U player and this title then appears at upgrade price.
So for example since Tom Gun was already in my 3U in Blu Ray it was offered in K for 11.99 or 15.99 (I don't remember) but an upgrade path.
This is awesome so as more and more Blu Rays of older become available with a upgrade path to 4K - with K that is possible.
I am even concerting come of my 4K rewatch UHD titles to K HDR by using the Blu Rays Included with the UHD.
Now if more studios join this party it will be great (I don't know which ones exactly offer I am sure it is documented somewhere in this thread etc).
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It's on its way. Hopefully not too long.
Any closer on the first 20th Century Fox Atmos title?

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Interesting to speculate. I could see some version of the author's ideas being implemented. The chances, I think, of theaters returning to "business as usual" are probably pretty remote.
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Any closer on the first 20th Century Fox Atmos title?
I haven't heard anything new lately, other than continued blockage by COVID shutdowns on non-essential work.

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Interesting to speculate. I could see some version of the author's ideas being implemented. The chances, I think, of theaters returning to "business as usual" are probably pretty remote.

agree that covid-19 bring the theater business in much trouble that accepted for me I think 2020 is a past year i don’t see light in the path for this year


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So I made my 1st purchase last night, Onward. Is there any way to sort the store by pricing?


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Assuming you have the K Encore (Stratos - Terra) and K Premier (3U Server DV700 - not sure a M500 can do this- but I understand a Alto would be fine also - basically a K device which can play Blu Ray incorporated with K encore)
In my Case I have Encore with Stratos players and Premier with 3U and DV700 and Several M500 Players.

If you have Blu Ray Disc (or a DVD!!) and the same title appears on UHD HDR (Higher quality) at K Escape - you can check by clicking on the title in the K Store if Disc to Digital is available for that title.
In case yes, then you can insert your Blu Ray Copy in the K Player (in my case DV700) - The Blu Ray rips to my 3U player and this title then appears at upgrade price.
So for example since Tom Gun was already in my 3U in Blu Ray it was offered in K for 11.99 or 15.99 (I don't remember) but an upgrade path.
This is awesome so as more and more Blu Rays of older become available with a upgrade path to 4K - with K that is possible.
I am even concerting come of my 4K rewatch UHD titles to K HDR by using the Blu Rays Included with the UHD.
Now if more studios join this party it will be great (I don't know which ones exactly offer I am sure it is documented somewhere in this thread etc).
I have a Terra Server 40 TB upstairs in my home office. I had/will have once my theater upgrade/renovation is done my Strato C in my home theater. I also have a Lumagen Radiance Pro and Sony 5000 projector. I am thinking about getting a DV700 disc value, like Ash, and an Alto 4TB blu ray player. This will allow me to rip my existing blu rays (not 4k) to KScape and if 4k upgrade available the offer and price will appear, right? And this will allow me to play any of my disc blu rays (not 4k discs) via KScape without having to buy them from KStore; and if disc is not in KStore, then leave disc in the DV700 disc vault and I can play disc via KScape and disc will appear in KScape menu with other discs, right? I like the idea especially I have a lot of blu ray concert discs and would love to have all of them available online via KScape menu whether obtained for "free" (if I already own disc) from KScape store or whether I store disc in DV700 and have it available in KScape menu.

Aside from the CoStar switch, is a separate software upgrade necessary from Lumagen and if so, msrp?

I understand that both the Alto 4 TB and Strato C will connect via HDMI cables into the CoStar switch, and the CoStar HDMI out will connect to the Radiance Pro. All would be located in the back cabinets hidden of my theater as being renovated.

However, as I have the Terra Server 40 TB in my home office away from my home theater (hard ethernet linked into theater), do I understand correctly that the DV700 simply connects via ethernet to my home network and thus can be located in my home office?

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I have a Terra Server 40 TB upstairs in my home office. I had/will have once my theater upgrade/renovation is done my Strato C in my home theater. I also have a Lumagen Radiance Pro and Sony 5000 projector. I am thinking about getting a DV700 disc value, like Ash, and an Alto 4TB blu ray player. This will allow me to rip my existing blu rays (not 4k) to KScape and if 4k upgrade available the offer and price will appear, right? And this will allow me to play any of my disc blu rays (not 4k discs) via KScape without having to buy them from KStore; and if disc is not in KStore, then leave disc in the DV700 disc vault and I can play disc via KScape and disc will appear in KScape menu with other discs, right? I like the idea especially I have a lot of blu ray concert discs and would love to have all of them available online via KScape menu whether obtained for "free" (if I already own disc) from KScape store or whether I store disc in DV700 and have it available in KScape menu.

Aside from the CoStar switch, is a separate software upgrade necessary from Lumagen and if so, msrp?

I understand that both the Alto 4 TB and Strato C will connect via HDMI cables into the CoStar switch, and the CoStar HDMI out will connect to the Radiance Pro. All would be located in the back cabinets hidden of my theater as being renovated.

However, as I have the Terra Server 40 TB in my home office away from my home theater (hard ethernet linked into theater), do I understand correctly that the DV700 simply connects via ethernet to my home network and thus can be located in my home office?

1. Firstly you can buy a costar License for the Lumagen so you do not need to buy the costar switch. (Not sure of price)

2. DV700 connects via Ethernet then you link it to the alto then you link that combo to the Strato.

3. You load all of your Blu-ray and dvds into the dv700 and upgrade pricing will appear once they are catalogued, (pricing will stay engender if you remove Blu-ray)

4. When you play a Blu-ray through the Strato, the Lumagen selects the alto and disc is played through that, it’s very seamless.

5. Upgrade offers are available for 4k with WarnerBros, Lionsgate, Select Paramount, Universal. HD digital offers same but also fox.
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1. Firstly you can buy a costar License for the Lumagen so you do not need to buy the costar switch. (Not sure of price)

2. DV700 connects via Ethernet then you link it to the alto then you link that combo to the Strato.

3. You load all of your Blu-ray and dvds into the dv700 and upgrade pricing will appear once they are catalogued, (pricing will stay engender if you remove Blu-ray)

4. When you play a Blu-ray through the Strato, the Lumagen selects the alto and disc is played through that, it’s very seamless.

5. Upgrade offers are available for 4k with WarnerBros, Lionsgate, Select Paramount, Universal. HD digital offers same but also fox.
Great. thanks so much!

I take it then that the DV700 links to the Alto over the ethernet, with each connected by its own ethernet cable to the home network. That I do not have to link them together via any cable. thus I can have the DV700 upstairs in my home office away from my theater.

If I buy the CoStar license, then I don't need the CoStar switch AND am I correct in assuming both the Alto and the Strato C will have their own separate HDMI connection into the Radiance Pro?

Thanks.

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The DV700 just has to be added to your Encore K system. You do not specify an Alto. It just shows up as a Disc Server. Also, there is no ripping. As mentioned, you will play blurays from the actual physical disc stored in the a disc Server. DVDs in the DV700 will play directly from the Strato without using the Alto. Really, the Alto just becomes a disc player for Blurays stored in the Dv700. You pair the specific Strato with the Alto and then select the interface type. (K switch, Lumagen, Crestron). None of the options including the pairing screen will appear until you have the appropriate license. I have two of these setups and they actually work quite well. It does take time for discs to spin in the server and load. SJ
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Great. thanks so much!

I take it then that the DV700 links to the Alto over the ethernet, with each connected by its own ethernet cable to the home network. That I do not have to link them together via any cable. thus I can have the DV700 upstairs in my home office away from my theater.

If I buy the CoStar license, then I don't need the CoStar switch AND am I correct in assuming both the Alto and the Strato C will have their own separate HDMI connection into the Radiance Pro?

Thanks.
DV700 is just Ethernet. Only video outputs will be from the Strato or Alto. There is a Lumagen setup screen where you tell the Pro which HDMI inputs are paired. It then selects the appropriate input based upon the content. I use the Lumagen interface in our theater and the K switch costar in our family room. SJ
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Great. thanks so much!
If I buy the CoStar license, then I don't need the CoStar switch AND am I correct in assuming both the Alto and the Strato C will have their own separate HDMI connection into the Radiance Pro?

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Do you remember how I insisted that you should get a Lumagen see... now you can have a seamless setup with the Costar built in the Lumagen!!
Also, consider getting the 3U server - that way the Blu Rays can sit on that instead of the Disc Player...
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Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky View Post
I have a Terra Server 40 TB upstairs in my home office. I had/will have once my theater upgrade/renovation is done my Strato C in my home theater. I also have a Lumagen Radiance Pro and Sony 5000 projector. I am thinking about getting a DV700 disc value, like Ash, and an Alto 4TB blu ray player. This will allow me to rip my existing blu rays (not 4k) to KScape and if 4k upgrade available the offer and price will appear, right? And this will allow me to play any of my disc blu rays (not 4k discs) via KScape without having to buy them from KStore; and if disc is not in KStore, then leave disc in the DV700 disc vault and I can play disc via KScape and disc will appear in KScape menu with other discs, right? I like the idea especially I have a lot of blu ray concert discs and would love to have all of them available online via KScape menu whether obtained for "free" (if I already own disc) from KScape store or whether I store disc in DV700 and have it available in KScape menu.
If you are entering the disc to catalog and keep for playback, then put it in the vault. If you are putting in the disc just to get a digital offer, then I'd think it's easier to just put it in the Alto and buy off the pop-up right there. Quicker in and out cause you won't keep the disc in a vault once you have D2d'ed it.
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