Movie playback from content imported to a Kaleidescape server or from discs in a Disc Vault. High-definition onscreen user interface. Proprietary M-Class. Kaleidescape 1U Server & M Player. Shane Buettner | Sep 20, Performance Features Ergonomics Value. Price: $16, (as tested) At A Glance: . Kaleidescape and I go way back. This is the fifth time I’ve had one of its systems in for review, and I must say, the company’s products just keep.

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You can easily scroll up and down through any kaleidescapd to jump to other songs. This feature is great when you don’t quite know what you want to watch as you might pause on one thing and be reminded of another film by the same actor kkaleidescape a similar piece thanks to the intelligent shuffling of covers. Kaleidescape has an app for iPhone, iPad and Android users that assists you in building your media library by keeping your current collection organized and easily accessible on your phone.

It saves the lag time for your lens to slide in and or out for the various aspect ratios.

Your treasured collection of movies and music is presented in high definition, with eye-popping detail and improved performance. Once copied, a Blu-ray disc must remain in the disc vault to enable playback of the kaleidescapd on the server. But at its core, a functional Kaleidescape system requires at least one server and one media Player capable of importing content, plus Internet connectivity and a hard-wired home network to connect the devices.

The system is so easy to use your grandparents could handle it, even if they can’t figure out email or Facebook. Thankfully, Kaleidescape’s got a disc loader in the works which will allow you to keep a “large kaleidescapw of discs ready in the system for faster loading.

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The full press release follows. What few buttons there are on the units also light up either blue or orange. Each device will identify other Kaleidescape components and network together automatically, and their cumulative storage is available to every player on the network. And you can plan on chewing up tons of storage capacity with Blu-ray titles: Related Latest Reviews News. The main way they moved forward to make their Blu-ray media server closed system legal was to actually include the disc in a player even if it’s also on a close-ended server.


Roku Ultra Streaming Player. As I mentioned, Kaleidescape can import and play back Blu-ray Discs. Honestly, they load faster than you’ll be ready with the next one. The 1U server I received was maxed out with the four 2-TB drives creating a proprietary type of RAID array, which to non-nerds means that one of the drives is purely for parity and data redundancy so the content is protected from hard-drive failure.

Many of the bigger hits and classics also have a playback option called “scenes. Playback on the M Series system was impressive with near instant startup on playback.

Kaleidescape products are available through custom-installation dealers and distributors throughout the world. I wasn’t able to test this my demo unit actually had this software on itas I have a plasma in the system I used for this review, though I have seen it in play and it’s pretty cool. The list is alphabetical and scrolls at two speeds. Kaleidescape App for iPad.

The company’s patent pending video bookmarks enable advanced features, including instantaneous start of a feature or concert, easy access to favorite scenes or songs, and control triggers to automatically adjust screen masking, lighting and curtains during playback.

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And you can cluster multiple 1U or 3U servers and still access your content as a single, monolithic library. A third faster speed would have been nice. Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating. To import a disc into your Kaleidescape library requires just two button pushes on the M From around the web. The M is a compact version of the M, minus the mm500 disc drive.


Once downloaded, installed and set up, you can scan any disc’s barcode with you phone’s built-in camera or ksleidescape type it in to see if you already have the disc.

Kaleidescape outs M and M Blu-ray players, copiers

GoldenEar Technology Triton One. The child remote is solidly built and heavily rubberized to increase durability and has fewer keys than the actual remote but worked just as well, and in an adult kaleidescaep I could see people actually wanting this remote over the actual, full-function remote control.

Because you don’t really need one. Kaleldescape I can watch any Blu-ray as if it were in a player in my room. Performance When you have a system like this connected to your home theater you change how you use your system. The library management and organization is a metadata-enriched, best-in-class experience.

Kaleidescape outs M300 and M500 Blu-ray players, copiers

The M Disc Vault stores up to Blu-rays and they can be networked together to accommodate larger libraries. I essentially had a base Kaleidescape network system in a box. Within moments of the disc being recognized, it spun it into the carrousel and was available system wide.

Aesthetics be damned, the Kaleidescape system is designed to be rack mounted so other than their front fascias, they’re plain boxes. In an interesting decision, Kaleidescape will require that the physical Blu-ray disc be present for playback from the server — which, you may be thinking, rather defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

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