When many of the executives at those studios are heavily invested into K, along with many of the producers/directors/writers/actors/etc., K has positioned itself to lead in a very particular market. So in some ways they are backed by those who's content they are providing.Heavily backed by whom? Now that so many studios are trying to make their own way in the digital realm with their own app platforms, whose to say they won't start getting more aggressive with their licensing agreements and pricing, especially Disney/Fox (take a look at the muscle they put on Netflix, even cancelling their Marvel TV properties whilst pulling their titles, so Netflix had no more exclusive Disney content after their agreement fell through due to Disney+), which puts in jeopardy the licensing of the AACS DRM keys and A/V files that K-Scape currently supports?
There is also the issue of server hardware prices. K-scape upcharges by quite a lot. People have put together NAS systems for their ripped disc collections at a fraction of the cost. Thus, it relegates K-Scape to a niche within a niche market.
Again, I did not get the "warm fuzzies" from my last go-around with them at CEDIA. I felt I was talking to some huckster marketers rather than a technically savvy company.
To the buyer, beware.
What you get with K is not only the convince of their system, but the reliability and quality that can't be found in any streaming service. So yes, you pay more for it than building your own NAS and ripping your own content (which will become harder in the future as physical media dries up), but it's an investment that is well worth it for many. Also, there is the often overlooked factor of time when it comes to building your own media server. How much is your time worth? I know what I charge people for my time, and if I were to add up all the hours spent building, tweaking, maintaining and collecting content, the costs in time would quickly add up to the point that a K system is a much better alternative.
Also, we could be seeing some new features down the road that I think will make many K users happy and excited.
If the system doesn't detect a display capable of supporting the version in question, it won't show that version in the navigator.Oddly, it's showing that I'm missing some titles even though I have them. Is it because I have the HDR version vs. the HD version? Just curious why that would be happening.