What Is Kaleidescape?
Updated: Oct 24
Everything you need to know about Kaleidescape.
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4K offers 4 times the resolution of High Definition Television or Blu-Ray disks
▪ This is especially noticeable on big TVs and projectors
▪ 4k Bandwidth across the internet does not exist. Therefore, they squeeze the life out of the signal resulting in you lose picture & sound quality
▪ You will now have an experience that is better than being in the Cinema
▪ Every Pixel detail, every nuance of the production is recreated on your 4K display.
▪ The movies are downloaded on a hard drive waiting for you to hit play, they are not compressed as with streaming services
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The Kaleidescape is a movie server appliance. By appliance, I am mean the seamless integration of high performance hardware and sophisticated software. The Kaleidescape user interface is best in class, offering multiple ways to search your library.
The Kaleidescape movie server has the following distinguishing features:
It is a download service. It is not a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon or Apple. You download a movie to the Kaleidescape Strato and you get a bit perfect copy. New titles are now available in 4K with HDR. Truly stunning content. You care because the better quality you “feed” your media room or home theater, the better it will perform. With streaming services, they are forced to use various levels of compression to enable them to send the large video files over the web. This compression leads to picture and audio degradation.
Near instant access to your movies. No previews. No FBI warnings. 5 seconds after you press enter the movie starts.
Stunning, uncompressed multi-channel audio.
Access to native 4K HDR content
Because all your movies are stored locally, you never have to worry about connectivity.
Store You download content from the Kaleidescape Movie Store. The store is growing all the time. It has agreements with most major studios. The store has over 11,000 movies and 2,000 TV shows. The store is the only place I know where you can get native 4K HDR content. The store has a wonderful user interface making movie shopping fun. Strato
Playback from hard drive delivers true 4K Ultra HD, with bit rates up to 100 Mbps and frame rates up to 60 fps.
Support for high dynamic range (HDR).
Superb upscaling of Blu-ray and DVD quality content to 4K resolution.
Lossless multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Strato with or without internal storage can play back from another Kaleidescape Strato or Alto movie player or a Kaleidescape Disc Server.
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Bravo AV is proud to be an HTA (Home Technology Association) Certified Installation Firm and professional A/V experts. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, a certified THX Level 1 home theater professional and a member of the Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II. You can contact Tom directly at (908) 953-0555 or through email at Tom@BravoAV.com.