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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The vault also catalogs your DVDs so that you can organize, search, and play your DVD movies via the onscreen user interface without the hassle of finding and changing discs. I liked the feature for demoing movies for friends kxleidescape I suspect dealers will like this feature too.

When in the now playing screen you can see the entire queue, search through it, and do some minor editing of the list. You can play them immediately or add them to the playback queue.

Leave this field blank. Or some mix kaleidedcape between. Within moments of the disc being recognized, it spun it into the carrousel and was available system wide. SETUP Kaleidescape greatly simplified installation for me by sending a fully racked, pre-built system. The library management and organization is a metadata-enriched, best-in-class experience.


Video output from the players includes Kaleidescapd, component, composite and S-Video while audio options are stereo analog, coaxial and optical digital outputs. Thankfully, Kaleidescape’s got a disc loader in the works which will allow you to keep a “large number” of discs ready in the system for kaledescape loading. You could even upload your own home movies and kaleiddescape the web interface to edit home movies for super funny, or embarrassing, shorts for family and friends.

Blu-ray won’t allow for this so the hard drive will not play a Blu-ray that it has not found in the disc vault or in a player’s optical drive on the network. Many of the bigger hits and classics also have a playback option called “scenes. Kaleidescape even has a special child remote. What few buttons there are on the units also light up either blue or orange.


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Kaleidescape M Series Blu-ray Media Server (M Disc Vault, M Player and1U Server) Reviewed

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 kaleiddscape if it’s also on a close-ended server. My movies kaledescape about three seconds to playing the actual film.

Martinlogan Dynamo X Subwoofer Review. No additional compression is involved, so even high-definition movies with lossless audio from Blu-ray Discs play back in all their glory. Aesthetics be damned, the Kaleidescape system is designed to be rack mounted so other than their front fascias, they’re plain boxes.

A drop down menu allows you to eject the disc from the vault, and depending on where the disc is in the tray will affect how quickly it ejects, but I found the M pretty speedy at finding and ejecting single discs. Premiere Disc-Based Product Line.

Once copied, a Blu-ray disc must remain in the disc vault to enable playback of the copy on the server.

Even better, I can just watch the movie and don’t need to go through the previews and menus. Music From Big Pink. This is likely one of the coolest features for the mega user who could program each of their multiple home theaters to have their own dedicated intro. What Your Kids Need for Christmas.

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Kaleidescape and I go way back. Kaleidescape customers love movies and probably music and might want more storage. Imagine if you started a film in the bedroom it came up calm and mellow, while in the main theater you might start off with the X-wing fighters of Star Wars heading into your kzleidescape and theater over whatever you want.

Fluance Unveils 4 Reference Series Turntables. The Kaleidescape system is designed for scalability and wholehouse media distribution. Shinola Bookshelf Speaker Review. If one drive dies, you can hot-swap a new one without losing any data.

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One really nice thing about the system is when you want to watch a Blu-ray you can select to watch either the disc, like you loaded it into any Blu-ray player, or just the movie.


The new M Series components don’t have to be connected to the Internet to import discs, even Blu-rays. Going back several years, I remember my first reaction to learning of the Kaleidescape paradigm. It was great to watch the scenes and be reminded of the plot and many of the funnier scenes as well.

Connections are limited as this is a networked device. Strato controls the M-Class player so that when you kalleidescape a movie stored on the Premiere system, the M-Class player performs the playback.

As I mentioned, Kaleidescape can import and play back Blu-ray Discs. I found many to load in 30 to 45 minutes but it took almost two hours for the M to rip a few. Kaleidescape and the Kaleidescape logo are kakeidescape of Kaleidescape, Inc.

Reloading the disc into either the disc vault or the player does allow access to the movie and does not require reloading the film onto the hard drive.

Kaleidescape products are available through custom-installation dealers and distributors throughout the world. Each device will identify other Kaleidescape components and network together automatically, and their cumulative storage is available to every player on kaleidescqpe network. Sennheiser HD Headphones Review. The front of all the pieces is a frosted white and the panels kaliedescape either a soft blue, or orange when things go wrong or the pieces haven’t yet recognized kaleideecape other after power up – like when I didn’t put the drives into the 1U kaleidescapw before trying to use the system.

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Related Latest Reviews News. The M is much larger at almost nine inches in height by The Kaleidescape Movie Guide, the largest and most comprehensive of its type with overtitles, has been expanded to include over 3, Blu-ray Disc titles.

The M weighs 38 pounds empty and 49 loaded with discs.