Find great deals on eBay for Kaleidescape in DVD and Blu-ray Players. Shop with confidence. Free Shipping. KReader E. The listed prices do not apply. List Price $ That’s where the Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player comes in. Here’s a full rundown of key specs per Kaleidescape. Kaleidescape is a name familiar to many as they’ve been producing Cons, Expensive, no Dolby Vision support, tied to their movie store and its pricing. titles on my AppleTV 4K, I simply get a list of titles from A-Z. I can’t.

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Much of the front face is backlit with bright blue backlighting. The only thing I missed was an RGB signal option.

Submitted by brenro on August 23, – 3: My unit came pre-activated and linked to a Kaleidescape account, but new users might have to do this manually through the settings menu.

Here, customers could purchase and download films directly to their machines in full disc quality. Meanwhile, the very opening fade-in transition of Guardians of the Galaxy looked just a hair brighter on the Kaleidescape with a fleeting instance of posterization, but after that, both versions looked identical. The image and audio quality are worse and the user interface is worse. As Blu-rays came onto the scene, Kaleidescape updated their technology with Blu-ray drives and greater hard-disk capacities, so that their servers would remain the ultimate portal for movie lovers.

Kaleidescape Strato Ultra HD Movie Player Review

A handy backlit remote is also included with standard navigation options, and my review unit also came complete with an HDMI cable, power cable, and Ethernet cable. The large display is the HDMI output, the left display is the component output, the right display is the composite output of the player.


GoldenEar Technology Triton One. The studios were happy because it took the disc and thus the disc copying out of the equation, and customers were happy because the downloads offered the quality of Blu-ray, with uncompressed Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA soundtracks.

Since then, things have been fairly quiet on the public front, but Kaleidescape has continued to build up its Movie Store. While most studios are available to kaleidescaoe right now, Disney and Lionsgate are notable exceptions.

Kaleidescape Strato 4K Movie Player Reviewed

Related Latest Reviews News. It was pulled from a working system. Kaleidescape offers some interesting options for housewide video distribution, allowing you to share and enjoy a single, unified library around the home. The prices seem pretty much the same though.

The one thing it does offer than Kaleidescape does not yet is voice search. Of course, I must spend some time satisfying my tweaker urges so I went through the setup menu. We want to eventually get into content delivery. Papillon — Blu-ray Movie Review. This page was last updated: Their first products allowed users to legally copy their disks right to a component that provided both storage and playback. At nearly 14 pounds, Strato feels really solid and well built.

This is a nearly new 1U K server. See the attached pictures, it is like new inside. K Optical Drive Replacement Yes, it deals with the number of players. Latest Blu-ray Player Reviews Jun The front panel is just a strip of glossy black with the Kaleidescape logo in the center, which illuminates white when you power up the device. As everyone else has moved away from physical media and to streaming titles, Kaleidescape has done the same but without the loss in quality that you associate with streaming.


For general playback, setup is actually quite simple, though more advanced users can take the time to fine-tune the player’s output to their liking. Where Kaleidescape has always set itself apart from the crowd is in the movie watching experience.

Submitted by eugovector on August 24, – 2: In contrast, the Kaleidescape versions immediately started at full HD quality with sharper detail and no compression issues.

Unpacking the Strato reveals a solidly-built box with a sturdy aluminum shell and a black faceplate. And since movies are now the same bits and bytes that make up email, phone calls, and everything on the internet, why should we be shackled to optical discs?

Kaleidescape Strato Review | Reference Home Theater

The current box is bigger and heavier than any UHD Blu-ray player I’ve auditioned, including the best built of the bunch: Without leaving my chair, I found myself ignoring the passage of time until my wife finally came in to check on me. Comparing actual Blu-ray discs to their Kaleidescape HD counterparts yielded similar results.

Optional mounting ears can be bolted on if you plan to rack-mount.

HD is equivalent to a standard Blu-ray. This is an expensive component and the build quality reflects that. The unit measures