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Heres what's really gonna your noodle: Kaleidescape has over 400 movies in 4K -- and full bitrate IIUC -- that are not released on disc!

The downside is a full-blown system is circa $6000. Plus movies.

UGH!
 

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Review from former HTPC'er upgraded to Kaleidascape.


Niiice... although I don't see much point in comparing the PQ (between that, personal rip w/ Shield output and Vudu) the way he did in the video -- there aren't nearly enough rez to determine unless a particular stream is really bad and not even remotely close to 1080p quality, let alone 4K.

But yeah, probably too expensive for someone like me, especially since I've already spent so much on my collection...

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Niiice... although I don't see much point in comparing the PQ (between that, personal rip w/ Shield output and Vudu) the way he did in the video -- there aren't nearly enough rez to determine unless a particular stream is really bad and not even remotely close to 1080p quality, let alone 4K.

But yeah, probably too expensive for someone like me, especially since I've already spent so much on my collection...

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I agree. That was silly.

But, K-scape claims to work with studios to get their own specific encoded versions of new movies that are higher biterate than can fit on UHD disc, and so are higher visual quality.
 

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But, K-scape claims to work with studios to get their own specific encoded versions of new movies that are higher biterate than can fit on UHD disc, and so are higher visual quality.

I suspect I'd need to upgrade at least to a latest, flagship laser-based PJ a few years from now (w/ all the needed room treatments for HDR10 or more) to see all that much of a diff vs UHD discs though -- and I'm guessing the discs probably go on sale more often, more significantly than the K-scape pricing...

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