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Old Dec 23rd, 2012
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Default Kaleidescape Store - For Music?

Does anyone know if music content will be added to the Kstore?

I would be interested in either straight CD or music video / concert style.

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Old Dec 24th, 2012
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That could be really cool- also it would be cool if higher resolution than CD would be supported.
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fantastic idea. and the record labels are (finally) much more accommodating than movie studios in terms of online purchase partners. I hope K is working on this. What a nice addition it would be.
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Old Dec 29th, 2012
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Looks like K is already doing this. If you buy the "Essential Collection" is contains both movies and music.

URL = https://www.kaleidescape.com/movies/...?id=KCOLL-1500
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Old Dec 30th, 2012
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Thats not really their online download store- thats something you can buy which gets sent to you on transport discs or "pre installed" with a new system.
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Old Dec 31st, 2012
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I guess the question is would you be willing to buy music if it could only be played on the K system? Would they sell lossless / hi res ? Think the music industry would be wary of that if it could be ported off the system.

I opted to avoid using the K for music. I run a dedicated Macbook Pro laptop running Amarra software and a Drobo RAID holding the music. An Ayre DAC sends analog into my pre-pro. Allows hi res music too. Simple solution and also feeds iPods painlessly.
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Old Dec 31st, 2012
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If it still syncs with iTunes, I'd have an mp3 copy on my pc that I can do whatever with.
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Thats a great solution Big Hat. I have not seen the Amarra software. I hate to say it but my music listening isnt really expanding like it used to- most of the things I like I have already and I have them in parallel between K and iTunes. However, I would go with AnOutsider's suggestion of having an MP3/AAC or whatever type copy for iDevices or other devices. .....
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Old Dec 31st, 2012
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Most of you guys have been involved with this system longer than I have, but it always seemed to me that having a very secure system devoid of a content porting option is what has enticed the movie industry to play along with K.

The more I think about it the less I care about a music option. Frankly, if the K-store didn't promise B_R content in the future I really couldn't care less about that either. The value of the store to me is very simple -- a B_R movie added to my system without the "expense" of occupying a space in an M700 that basically costs me an additional $20. Very little reason to buy a SD DVD online and the same goes for music.

What's so hard about taking a minute to burn a CD onto the K system and another minute to iTunes and still have a hard copy handy for anything else you'd like to do with it? I confess to buying a 256k iTunes song now and then, but if it's an "album" I want, I buy it and burn it lossless. Even my iPods are mostly lossless. Of course, to each their own. I'm just trying to wrap my head around the pros and cons a bit better.
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Thats pretty much what I think as well. The problem comes with getting content bought in iTunes into the KSystem. I simply dont bring much of it in as most of that content is played in the car or gym and I dont really need the K music for it. When I buy a CD I actually make a 192kps MP3 out of it, and a AIFF and then into K system. This way I have a perfect back up on my computer and the MP3. I stuck with MP3 for compatibility reasons. I dont really hear a difference to lossless on an iPod in the car / gym.
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