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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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.


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 kaleidesfape by the same actor or a similar piece thanks to the intelligent shuffling of covers.

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To enable the full Kaleidescape experience for Blu-ray, the company is developing a disc loader which will keep a large number of discs present within the Kaleidescape system. Log in or register to post comments. The disc loader is expected to be available in the first half of kaoeidescape year.

The company recently launched two new Kaleiddscape players, the M and M, which are capable of playing Blu-ray content and importing it to Kaleidescape servers. While computer audio is becoming the norm, videophiles haven’t had it so easy making the switch from physical media to hard drives and servers.

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Any number of disc vaults can be added to a Kaleidescape Premiere system. The Countdown Will Be Televised. What Your Kids Need for Christmas.

You can do this in a few different ways. The system is modular so you can always add on as your needs grow. Your treasured collection of movies and music is presented in high definition, with eye-popping m5500 and improved performance. You chose whatever you want and select it no matter where you are in the home, which is insanely cool.


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

The system recognized all my films, even the adult content, without being connected to the Internet. Imagine – The Ultimate Edition. Kaleidescape ‘s just announced another line of high end home entertainment products — this time it’s the M and M Blu-ray players. Roku Ultra Streaming Player. CDs can take 15 to 20 minutes, which did surprise me. Page 1 Page 2. Does that grab your attention? 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.

That is, people can watch five separate Blu-ray movies on different Players in the house, at the same time. 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. Once connected I loaded in a few Blu-ray discs that I was provided with from Kaleidescape since they were already preloaded on the system’s hard drive.

When using the cover art method, pausing on any cover will prompt Kaleidescape to rearrange the remaining covers to similar or related discs. Performance When you have a system like this connected to your home theater you change how you use your system. You could even upload your own home movies and use the web interface to edit k500 movies for super funny, or embarrassing, shorts for family and friends.

Music From Big Pink. The 1U Server measures A new feature coming down the pike via a free firmware update allows the Kaleidescape M Series components to scale its output to 2. Going back several years, I remember my first reaction to learning of the Kaleidescape paradigm.


I could load discs onto the 1U server with the M optical drive, but the disc kaleidezcape need to stay in that tray, or be placed into another connected M series player or disk vault in order to be accessible.

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 faster loading. Both the M and M have the same connectivity. The M is a compact version of the M, minus the optical disc drive. Here We Go Again.

First, you have to understand that this is describing only a sliver of what the Kaleidescape system is and does. The full press release follows. Page 1 Page 2. Shinola Bookshelf Speaker Review. The only differences are that the Kaleidescape logo has been slightlychanged, and a single USB jack currently not used has been added to the back.

Or some mix in between. To import a disc into your Kaleidescape library requires just two button pushes on the M Create new account Request new password. For additional information, please visit www.

The bandwidth required of Blu-ray, HDMI specifications and copyright laws make a true Blu-ray quality media server a logistical nightmare. Kaleidescape even monitors hard drive performance and will notify you or your dealer of impending failures.

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In the older K-scape systems, you could import your DVDs or CDs and remove them yet still access them on your network. Holiday Sales Were the Strongest in Years. Best Gifts for Now I can watch any Blu-ray as if it were in a player in my room. One push opens the maleidescape, then you press the Import button, and the tray closes and the kalidescape imports the disc.

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