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Old Nov 21st, 2016
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Thanks guys, so at the moment, I need to either wait for the software support, or buy a 1U and the M700 to use my existing bluray collection?
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Thanks guys, so at the moment, I need to either wait for the software support, or buy a 1U and the M700 to use my existing bluray collection?
If you have an Alto, you can link a vault (DV700 or M700) to it and use the Alto to play Blu-ray discs from the vault. You just can't use the M700's internal player to play content when it is linked to and Alto.

If you have nothing but Stratos at the moment, there are two ways you could go:

1. Buy an Alto and a DV700 (or M700) vault. The vault holds the discs and the Alto is the player -- both for discs in the vault and via the Alto's own optical drive. As an added bonus, you can group the Alto with your Strato which would allow the Alto to play any DVD quality or Blu-ray quality downloads that are currently residing on the Strato (and vice versa: the Strato could play any DVD quality or Blu-ray quality downloads that are on the Alto).

2. Buy a 1U Server and an M700. The vault both houses the discs and acts as the player. This system remains separate and distinct from your Strato system until the Premiere/Encore merging feature is released by Kaleidescape.
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Old Nov 21st, 2016
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Thanks guys, so at the moment, I need to either wait for the software support, or buy a 1U and the M700 to use my existing bluray collection?
If your aim is to be able to import Blu-ray discs and play them from hard drive, then a Premiere server is really the only option, and will remain so.

If hard drive playback is not a requirement for you, then the other option is to buy an Alto and a DV700. You could group the Alto with your Strato, so the Alto's storage could be used for downloaded Blu-ray quality or DVD quality movies that you could play on either player, leaving more room on the Strato for 4K Ultra HD and 4K HDR movies. And, the Alto can play DVDs and Blu-ray discs directly from the optical discs in the DV700.

Hope that helps!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2016
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(Looks like I neglected to refresh the page before posting my reply, because I didn't see Croptop's excellent answer before I wrote mine... :-) )
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Thanks Mike & Croptop. I have to say the whole situation is pretty convoluted and complex right now. Hope it gets straightened out soon with the software integration. As much as I want an Alto, I'll have to sit out for a while.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2017
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Any update as to status/timeline of the proposed Premier/Encore merger?
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I'm waiting for this integration before I buy in to 4K
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I'm waiting for this integration before I buy in to 4K


I think a lot of people are. I am for my home system....once the 2 are mergeable - I'm in.

Our office demo we will likely add a Strato as we already have an Alto and would like to be able to demo 4K in the demo theatre room.




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Old Mar 2nd, 2017
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I have also been sitting on the sidelines waiting for 4K. Once the integration occurs, I plan on adding several players to my home system...


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Same here. Nothing more to add lol
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It's the pacing item before I pay to have my remote reprogrammed to address some other AV changes I've made. Hope it happens this year.
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