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Recent content by jmdls

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    Disc to Digital Price Reduction

    I'll join in here... I have all of the original Extended films on Blu-ray disc, which I *think* came with digital codes back when I bought them... Either way, I have the "download HD" option on all of them. LOTR I and III are showing upgrade for $8.08 (that seems to be a new price compared to...
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    World's First SONY Crystal LED powered by Kaleidescape si going up as we speak at the Blofeld Clone PH

    Hopefully CEDIA will come back to San Diego some day and I'll get a chance to visit and check it out! :-)
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    NEWS: Executive Changes at Kaleidescape

    Woops! Wrong link. That was to the press release. Here is the correct link to my interview: https://www.residentialsystems.com/blogs/taking-with-kaleidescapes-new-ceo-and-vp-of-marketing
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    NEWS: Executive Changes at Kaleidescape

    I spoke with Cheena at length about this almost two weeks ago, and had the opportunity to speak with both Tayloe and Norma last night. To echo Jim, this in no way indicates a negative for the company, but rather looking to put people in the right place to help the company succeed and move...
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    Spartacus 4K HDR

    This new 55th Anniversary 4K HDR transfer looks amazing! Regardless of how many times you've watched this epic, you have never seen it looking like this, with a new 4K digital intermediate taken from a 6K scan of the original 35 mm Super 70 Technirama prints. And if you've never seen it -- as...
  6. J

    Strato with 2020 D&M receiver?

    Yeah, I personally have an 8805 with 0 issues, but those are all last gen boards... Trying to determine if I just have a singleton bad 7015 OR if the whole line has some glitch...
  7. J

    Strato with 2020 D&M receiver?

    I haven't tried the non-ARC (the primary Monitor) output; It does have a Monitor2 and a Zone2 (not sure Zone2 supports 4K HDR, but probably...) I could check that. I've tried different inputs on the Sony TV, including HDMI 1, 2, and 3(eARC).
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    Strato with 2020 D&M receiver?

    Thanks for the suggest! On the 7015, the closest connection to the monitor outputs is HDMI 7 (8K IN). I've tried both it and HDMI 6 and get the same issues. I should have added earlier that I've traded numerous emails with Rusty and also sent K engineering multiple EDID logs and files and they...
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    Strato with 2020 D&M receiver?

    Hi. I've got an install with a Strato connected to a new Marantz SR7015 and Sony 950H TV. Running through the Marantz I get flashing white screen periodically when watching 4K HDR content. Might not happen until 5-10 minutes into a movie, but then once it happens, it regularly happens every 10...
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    Kaleidescape in a 2 Channel and/or Flat Panel Setup

    I have a Strato/M500 (CoStar) in my media room which has both a 65-inch Sony flat panel and JVC NX7 projector (day/night use) and then an M300 in my bedroom to a LG OLED. Having the option/ability to watch my Premiere content in the bedroom is great; we'll send the kids in there if we're having...
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    Mulan

    I thought that maybe they knew it was going to be watched at home by a majority of people using TV and soundbar speakers and just "dumbed down" the mix for that lowest common denominator. I also wonder if the issue couldn't be AppleTV; I watched Taylor Swift's Reputation (Netflix) on ATV and it...
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    Kaleidescape Movie Reviews

    Hello, group! Thought I'd throw in some links to the recent batch of @Cineluxe reviews of Kaleidescape downloads! Some real classics in here (Jaws, Gladiator, Top Gun) that have been given a recent 4K HDR makeover, as well as a bunch of the early releases (Bloodshot, Invisible Man, Onward)...
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    Interview with Kaleidescape's Mike Kobb

    Chances are you've interacted with Mike Kobb here at the forum as he's the Principal Engineer of User Experience at Kaleidescape. You might not know that he's an avid movie buff with an incredibly custom built home theater that he was heavily involved in designing. Here's an interview I did with...
  14. J

    Zappati NAS and movie players

    I actually have one of the few Escient Visions that ever made it into the wild... Boxed up in original packaging and complete with all the included "review titles." Anyone want to start the bidding....? ;-)
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    US BR & 4K Releases for May & June 2020

    In case you guys didn't check back and see, Atmos is now LIVE on the 4K HDR version of Top Gun! Go ahead....you know you feel the need....the need for speed! :-)
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