- On October 10, 2018
When Kaleidescape launched its initial products in fall 2003, it very much appealed to owners of luxury dedicated theaters who had large, disc-based movie collections and were searching for a more elegant solution for managing hundreds or even thousands of titles. While Kaleidescape systems are still the premium solution for anyone with that kind of collection, what about clients who don’t care about amassing a lot of films or who don’t watch the same movie over and over? Does a Kaleidescape system have a role for them?
While many Kaleidescape customers still have large collections of movies—whether on physical disc or digital download—not all Kaleidescape customers have hundreds of movies in their movie library. And while many Kaleidescape owners enjoy watching films multiple times—especially customers with children—many others just don’t have the time or inclination.
For many customers, their most precious commodity is time. And when they finally have a chance to enjoy a movie in the comfort of their home, they want a premium, luxury experience, whether in a dedicated home theater with a cinema-sized screen, a well-appointed media room with large flat-panel screen, or even while relaxing in the bedroom.
For these customers, the Strato movie player is the perfect way to enjoy a movie. Its best-in-class user interface ensures they won’t waste time hunting for what to watch, wondering what streaming service a movie might be on, whether the content is still available, or what quality will be delivered. Using a Strato guarantees they will have the best possible presentation, with the finest resolution audio and video, regardless of when or how many times they view something.
A Strato also integrates perfectly with whatever control system they’re using, supplying cues that can be used to automatically trigger lighting scenes—intermission, movie over—screen masking, shading, surround modes, and a myriad of other options configured by their custom integrator.
While these customers likely wouldn’t consider themselves movie collectors, they will often pre-order a title so it will be available for viewing on their schedule, or so they can plan to have friends and family come over for a movie night. Kaleidescape provides the ultimate movie-on-demand service, allowing a user to instantly watch a film in premium quality at any time.
The new Kaleidescape mobile app (available for beta testing now, and due out later this month) will make adding movies for later viewing easier than ever. With a few swipes from anywhere in the connected world, a user will be able to select multiple movies to be added to their system, ready for viewing whenever desired.
Many new titles are offered as early releases, allowing users to view a film up to a month before it will be released on disc. And with many titles available as pre-orders, they can be bought while they’re still in the theater and will be automatically downloaded to the customer’s Kaleidescape system so they can be watched as soon as they become available for home viewing. A push notification is sent to the customer’s mobile device to remind them that they can now watch the movie.
In multi-zone systems, Kaleidescape allows customers to pause a film in one room and seamlessly continue it in another room—either the same evening or weeks later.
A single Strato S can store up to 180 4K HDR movies, enabling a customer to purchase plenty of content and then easily remove films after they’ve been viewed to make room for more. Of course, a purchased movie can be re-downloaded at no charge if desired, ensuring that revisiting a favorite title is just a click away.
Kaleidescape’s Movie Store is the premier online source for movies, featuring films from 30 studios—including all the major Hollywood studios—providing access to thousands of titles unavailable for streaming. More significantly, Kaleidescape is the only online source for movies with full-fidelity audio and video capable of delivering the very best a luxury home cinema has to offer. Beyond movies, the Movie Store also includes concerts, operas, musicals, documentaries, and hundreds of TV series.
For those who want nothing but the best, Kaleidescape is the only solution in the market today, regardless of whether you are a movie collector or simply somebody who appreciates a luxury cinema experience.