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 M is a compact version of the M, minus the optical disc drive. Even better, I can just watch the movie and don’t need to go through the previews and menus. 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.

I imported a ton of discs at once and the M just kept plugging along until they were all stored.

The bandwidth required of Blu-ray, HDMI specifications and copyright laws make a true Blu-ray quality media server a m50 nightmare. The new Profile 2. The M player is also a single rack space in height, It will also provide bulk import, and make it easy to find and retrieve a disc. Browsing discs can be done in one of three ways: It’s not a real issue as the M will rip the discs to the server by itself.

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You can do this in a few different ways. Kaleidescape is accepting orders for M and M Players, and shipments will begin May 18th. Thankfully, Kaleidescape’s got a disc loader in akleidescape works which will allow you to keep a “large number” of discs ready in the system for faster loading.


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 name and theater over whatever you want. When navigating the music interface you can select anything you like, song, albums, collections, etc.

The disc loader is expected to be available in the first half of next year. Movies and music imported to and stored on kaleidescpe server can then be streamed to an array of Kaleidescape Players either strewn throughout the house via Cat-5 or centrally located and distributed by other means.


Although it requires a connection to a Kaleidescape server to boot up, you can also use it like a standalone Blu-ray player if and when you choose to. That is, people can watch five separate Blu-ray movies on different Players in kaleifescape house, at the same time. GoldenEar Technology Triton One.

You can play them immediately or add them to the playback queue. New discs took a little while to load and the time for them varied.

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You can stream from a host of services that are billed as HD, though admittedly are only p. Kaleidescape customers love movies and probably music and might want more storage. Sennheiser HD Headphones Review. Kaleidescape and I go way back. 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.

Of Great Import This will be brief. A third faster speed would have been nice. It will even tell you what format you have it in, say if it was DVD and you just found it cheap on Blu-ray, you’ll be able to decide if it’s worth it. GoldenEar Technology Triton One. The system is modular so you can always add on as your needs grow. Continue to Page 2.


Co-Star gives full access to the latest 4K Ultra HD technology and content from Kaleidescape while retaining seamless access to all content on your Premiere system.

I remember reviewing the Kaleidescape Mini system and was surprised to find no manual included; once again this kalidescape came without a manual too. The exclusive Kaleidescape Movie Guide provides cover art, synopses, and details like actors, directors, genres, ratings, and instant access to favorite scenes.

Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player. No additional compression is involved, so even high-definition movies with lossless audio from Blu-ray Discs play back in all their glory. Best Gifts for The scenes are uploaded to your system periodically and are useful for revisiting a movie like an old classic or for making demos. There is no comparison on this one, Kaleidescape has the fastest movie start up times of any Blu-ray player available – period.

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. A Space Odyssey, Part 1. The Countdown Will Be Televised. Multiple servers will cluster to m050 thousands of movies and albums as a single, seamless collection. Shinola Bookshelf Speaker Review. What Your Kids Need for Christmas.

But overall, this is a total drag.