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Kaleidescape Unveils Cinema One Server/Player

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#1 of 3 Kevin Collins

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Posted July 23 2013 - 11:19 PM

Kaleidescape has introduced the Cinema One targeted at the mid range high-performance home entertainment equipment enthusiast.  The Cinema One is priced at $3,995 price, almost $10,000 less than the starting price on the previous server.  It is roughly the size of a standard DVR.


The Cinema One includes enough onboard storage capacity to hold 100 Blu-ray or 600 DVD-quality movies transferred from optical discs to the onboard hard drive without removing or altering embedded copy protection. The unit will also access Kaleidescape’s recently launched movie-download service that delivers Blu-ray-quality movies to customer’s hard drives over a broadband Internet connection.


The Cinema One will be distributed through Magnolia Design Centers, direct through Kaleidescape’s online store, and through the company’s network of more than 1,800 A/V specialty dealers worldwide.


I'm wondering if 100 Blu-ray discs is really enough to make this attractive?  Has anyone seen their movie-download service that delivers "Blu-ray quality" movies? 



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Posted July 24 2013 - 04:49 AM

Their movie service is also Ultraviolet compatible.
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Posted July 24 2013 - 05:03 AM

I've played with earlier versions and a few of the theatres I've designed, the owners ended up with one.

Is there a better and less expensive version of this out there? Sure.

But can Grandma use it when babysitting the grandkids? Well, the Kaleiescapes she can...

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