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Kaleidescape Announces New Compact Terra 6 Terabyte Movie Server
New Entry-Level Terra 6 Terabyte Movie Server Extends the Kaleidescape Compact Terra Line

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, January 4, 2022—Kaleidescape, makers of the ultimate movie player, announced today its latest addition to the Terra movie server line. The new entry-level compact Terra 6 terabyte (TB) is shipping now.

“The compact Terra 6TB, when combined with a Strato C player, replaces the Kaleidescape Strato S as our entry-level system, while providing the ultimate playback experience with significantly greater scalability and performance,” said Tayloe Stansbury, CEO, Kaleidescape.

With the power to download feature-length 4K movies in as little as ten minutes on a gigabit internet connection, the compact Terra 6TB provides four times faster movie downloads than the Strato S 6TB all-in-one player-server. In addition, a compact Terra 6TB can serve up to five simultaneous 4K Ultra HD playbacks on Strato players in different rooms, compared to only two simultaneous playbacks for Strato S. The compact Terra 6TB can download movies while simultaneously supporting playbacks on Strato players, which is something Strato S cannot do. And movie lovers can scale up their storage by adding a compact Terra 6TB, 12TB, or 18TB or a full-sized Terra 24TB, 48TB, or 72TB.

Designed with a profile similar to a Strato C movie player, the compact Terra 6TB can be mounted beside a Strato C in a 1U rack space, using Kaleidescape’s custom rack mount.

The Kaleidescape compact Terra 6TB movie server is initially offered as a bundle with the Strato C movie player at a special price of $7,995 through March 31, 2022.

About Kaleidescape (www.kaleidescape.com)
Kaleidescape is the ultimate movie player. Kaleidescape elevates every other component in your theater, with higher-fidelity video source material, lossless audio, and integrative cues to control lighting, shading, seating, lenses, and screen masking. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Kaleidescape builds its products in the USA and sells exclusively through custom installers.
 

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Thanks Ron. I'd heard tales Kaleidescape was planning a product line aimed at mid-tier enthusiasts and was anxiously awaiting an update. This announcement doesn't appear to be what I was hoping for as the new device costs about the same as the one it replaces and Kaleidescape's steep rental/"purchase" model remains unchanged.
 

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6TB doesn't seem like much capacity for HD movies. I get they want to sell you the expansions, but it seems low as a starter.
 

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6TB doesn't seem like much capacity for HD movies. I get they want to sell you the expansions, but it seems low as a starter.
It’s definitely a starter kit, and not enough for anyone who collects hundreds or thousands of movies. (About 250 Blu-ray movies, or 120 UHD movies?)

Does Kscape have a “cloud” approach where movies are offloaded from the server when space is low, and are downloaded again if you want to watch later?
 

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