Just Press Play: Kaleidescape Debuts Christmas, New York Times DVD Collections

November 9, 2005

Newest Carefully Compiled DVD Collections Arrive in Time for the Holidays


Mountain View, CA, Nov. 9, 2005 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the award-winning leader in entertainment servers, today unveiled two new Kaleidescape™ DVD Collections just in time for the holidays. The first collection, The New York Times, The Best DVDs You’ve Never Seen, Just Missed or Almost Forgotten, includes 470 overlooked and under-appreciated DVDs. The companion book contains reviews of those DVDs by film critics of The New York Times. The second offering is the Christmas Collection, which includes 50 titles spanning holiday classics, cartoons and contemporary children’s favorites.

Kaleidescape’s DVD Collections are particularly beneficial for owners of the Kaleidescape System – an entertainment server that lets users store entire DVD collections on an array of hard disk drives, making them instantaneously available for enjoyment from any room. Background information about every DVD title is a button push away with Kaleidescape’s exclusive Movie Guide Service, which offers high-resolution cover art, a brief film synopsis, cast details and more. Video bookmarks are also provided allowing the viewer to skip right to the movie’s beginning without menus and trailers.

Have a favorite scene from “A Christmas Carol”? Kaleidescape System owners can mark and name favorite scenes from their personal DVD collections to share with family and friends. Kaleidescape also offers more than 80 pre-selected favorite scenes for the Academy Award™ Winners – Best Picture and Family Collections.

“Kaleidescape is in the business of delivering the best possible entertainment experience to the home,” said Michael Malcolm, founder, chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. “And our innovative approach doesn’t stop with our entertainment servers. Our DVD Collections include hundreds of top movie titles that have been carefully chosen and packaged to make it easy for our customers to add the best movies to their personal collections, without having to spend large amounts of time researching and purchasing the titles themselves.”

Kaleidescape’s two new DVD Collections join the company’s seven other distinctive, themed offerings containing the most popular, innovative films ever produced. Instead of spending hours in the local video store or surfing the Web looking for the right titles, a customer can simply make a single purchase to effortlessly add dozens or even hundreds of DVDs to their library. Kaleidescape DVD Collections include something for everyone:

  • The New York Times, The Best DVDs You’ve Never Seen, Just Missed or Almost Forgotten (new)
  • Christmas Collection (new)
  • Preschool Collection
  • Family Collection
  • Kaleidescape’s Critics 150
  • Academy Award™ Winners – Best Picture
  • Academy Award™ Nominees – Best Picture
  • The Criterion Collection™ Catalog
  • The Superbit™ Series

Kaleidescape Collections are available now. They may be ordered through an authorized Kaleidescape dealer or by contacting Kaleidescape Sales at 888-352-5343 or 650-625-6150. For a complete listing of the movie titles currently included in each DVD Collection, visit www.kaleidescape.com/collections/.

About Kaleidescape, Inc.

Kaleidescape is redefining whole-home entertainment. The company’s entertainment server transforms the way movies are collected, managed and enjoyed – providing a rich experience – in the home theater and throughout the house. The Kaleidescape System combines a compelling user interface, an outstanding industrial design and services that set new standards in the consumer electronics industry. Kaleidescape is headquartered in Mountain View, California and its products are available through an elite network of dealers, distributors and integrators throughout the world. For more information, visit www.kaleidescape.com or call 888-352-5343 or 650-625-6100.

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Kaleidescape and the Kaleidescape logo are trademarks of Kaleidescape, Inc., and may be registered in some jurisdictions. Other trademarks and tradenames are owned by third parties and may be registered in some jurisdictions. Prices may vary outside of the United States. Due to the nature of DVD availability and distribution, the movies that are included within a given Kaleidescape Collection are subject to change without notice.

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