We are looking to upgrade our 750 seat theatre, we now own a Strand520, and would like to control some vl1000 in the future, and have a backup - so has anyone played with one or heard about the new Strand consoles ?(combo with the Marquee)? As well, since the new takeover by Genlyte, Strand's service dep. here in Canada has become truly abismal. Anyone have any thoughts on the future of Strand? and should one invest in a first generation console in general? Thanks, PJC.