I am happy with Dune’s UHD playback but I saw that the Z9S supported UHD blu-Ray menu playback and in the search for the fully functional media player which can play BDMV folders with the menu functionality of a dedicated 4K blu-ray player I thought I would give it a try.
UHD blu-Ray menu playback of BDMV folders works on the Z9S (I still find the menu start rendering twice a bit weird) but HD blu-ray menu playback is very hit and miss and the lack of support for seamless branching means playing HD blu-Ray movies isn’t reliable for trouble free viewing. You may hate the stutter, I hate dropped audio and video skips.
So, for now, I’m playing UHD blu-ray on the Z9S and HD blu-ray on the Pro 4K. Both players are on the network, just a case of switching the best player for the job.
Maybe the M9702 is the answer ?
It'd certainly be interesting to see one in action but I must admit I sincerely don't get everyone's love of menus - back in the olden days of yore and DVD, my main reason for switching to media servers was to be rid of the damn things!