- On August 13, 2018
“What Do I Do with My Disc Collection?”
There are a few ways to present the Kaleidescape luxury experience to a customer who says they want to be able to continue to access their physical disc collection.
First, the industry is moving away from physical discs to digital media. Discs have a number of drawbacks—they’re prone to scratching, can be lost, take up storage space, make it slower to browse/access a collection, etc.—that digital media overcomes. Storing all of a customer’s content safely and securely on a Kaleidescape movie player or server will give them nearly instant access to their collection in pristine quality via a gorgeous onscreen interface for many years to come.
Second, the convenience of the Kaleidescape Movie Store means customers can browse and buy new movies for their library from the comfort of their favorite chair or from anywhere in the world. In the many parts of the country where gigabit download speeds are available, a 4K HDR movie can be bought and downloaded in less than a half hour.
Third, with a Kaleidescape Strato, your customers will be able to experience films in better-than-movie-theater-quality 4K HDR, often with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X immersive audio formats. Many of a client’s existing discs are probably in older, lower-quality formats that won’t showcase their home theater system nearly as well as Kaleidescape can. And once they experience the quantum leap in audio and video performance, they won’t want to go back.
Finally, many of their existing discs can be converted to digital files that can then be downloaded to their Kaleidescape. This can be done at home using Vudu and a computer, or with a smartphone (instructions here). The cost for digital conversion is relatively minor, and many movies even offer you the option of upgrading from DVD quality to HD quality, letting you enjoy vastly improved picture and sound.
Once the discs have been converted to digital files, they’ll be added to the customer’s UltraViolet library, which can then be linked to their Kaleidescape account (instructions here) and downloaded to their system. Once downloaded, the movies are fully integrated into their collection for easy management and instant playback. Vudu supports approximately 8,000 titles from studios such as Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate, meaning that many of a customer’s favorite films will be available for digital conversion.
But if you encounter the occasional customer who wants to be able to access their existing library of physical discs, it’s important to know that Kaleidescape offers solutions. Click here for a description of the options.