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Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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I setup the Alto with my prior Strato C (Terra Server in home office upstairs) with my Lumagen Radiance Pro (when my theater gets back up these components all go in theater) and I am getting the combined menu of 4k, blu ray and dvds. YEA! However, I've checked with Kaleidescape and in order to play everything properly, this does require getting the CoStar software, which I'll have tomorrow, with the Alto and Strato C each connected via HDMI to the Radiance Pro, however they recommend since the Radiance Pro has dual HDMI input cards to use separate HDMI inputs with at least one HDMI input inbetween as one connects via HDMI.
I setup my disc racks in my unused living room! I have already taken several hundred concert blu rays and DVDs and using the Alto I've entered and categorized them in my Kaleidescape system. So if I select that concert, the display simply tells me to insert the disc because its not hard drive of the Terra Server or Alto.
I have many 4k discs which the digital copy in Kaleidescape is only blu ray. I have setup a new Kaleidescape category "4k Player insert disc) to tell me if I want to play that movie to simply play the 4k disc on my Pioneer UDP-LX500 4k player. Also, if I want I can erase the blu ray on the Kaleidescape hard drive, then reinsert the blu ray version of the 4k movie, re-enter and categorize the movie. Very nice!
And of course I have lots of blu rays not on my Kaleidescape hard drives. I can enter and categorize each blu ray movie onto the Kaleidescape system, and as the movie is not on the hard drive, it will tell me to insert the disc. Very nice indeed.
Very impressed with the Alto. Seems very very well built and very solid construction.
Pray for all of our healthcare providers, food manufacturing and delivery workers, all of whom are doing their best at great risk to help us survive the current Covid-19 virus crisis.