Find great deals on eBay for Kaleidescape in DVD and Blu-ray Players. Shop with confidence. Free Shipping. KReader E. The listed prices do not apply. List Price $ That’s where the Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player comes in. Here’s a full rundown of key specs per Kaleidescape. Kaleidescape is a name familiar to many as they’ve been producing Cons, Expensive, no Dolby Vision support, tied to their movie store and its pricing. titles on my AppleTV 4K, I simply get a list of titles from A-Z. I can’t.

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And they both have their notable strengths and weaknesses. Within a short time, all the major studios were on board and today, one can find just about any movie they might want.

Instead of streaming content, the Strato Player actually downloads complete digital files from the Kaleidescape Store to the device’s local storage. With the Strato, shiny discs become a thing of the past. Up unit I actually owned this product, I was a major nonbeliever. Alto can stream all non-4K content from Strato or Terra —an example of why you might want to download both the UHD and HD versions of a film—and Strato can stream all content from an Alto with storage.

Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. Currently to purchase a title you need to use the web store, but soon it will available directly from the player. Review Date October 12th, by Steven Cohen.

You’re watching the same movies! If you stop the movie and come back later, the Strato will resume right where you left off. Kaleidescape products are primarily sold through custom channels, so all of the initial setup and authorization of the box, as well as linking it to the Movie Store, will likely be handled by a professional installer.


This is not a “for everybody” product.

Kaleidescape Strato Review

Conversely, physical media offers higher bitrates with superior video quality and stability, along with lossless audio. A second HDMI 1.

Finally, it should be noted that the Strato almost always offered lossless audio options while all of the streaming services only provided inferior lossy mixes. Movie playback from content imported to a Kaleidescape server, from a physical disc, or from a Disc Vault. When I first received the Strato, you could only do this through a web browser.

T is correct, when purchasing the original K Systems you could selected the Kaleidwscape and Music licenses separately. Unlimited Pprice Streams Could you explain this item and how it works: It receives my highest recommendation. Watching films, once you choose something from the menus, is a delight on the Strato.

The Strato packs the features you expect in an UltraHD source: The titles you download, being the same as the physical disc, are quite large with an average maleidescape GB in size. GoldenEar Technology Triton One. They began to make deals with the major movie studios to offer content through the store.

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Coaxial digital 1analogstereo, RCA 1. It is a completely neutral source component. The image and audio quality are worse and the user interface is worse. This is the Grandfathered system so you will not need to keep the disc once the movie is loaded and can And since movies are now the same bits and bytes that make up email, phone calls, and everything on the internet, why should we be shackled to optical discs?

Much of the front face is backlit with bright blue backlighting. One pricd is that purchasing a film in UHD also gets you download rights for the HD and SD versions, something that can be important in housewide streaming see below. And color varies too, but none of this is due to the Strato.

The current box is bigger and heavier than any UHD Blu-ray player I’ve auditioned, including the best built of the bunch: While most studios are available to download right now, Disney and Lionsgate are notable exceptions. I rarely use it and it’s why I am selling. The wand has transport controls at the top along with a large menu button in the center that returns you to the home screen. The list of benefits s much larger than even this review provided.


On the one hand, streaming services provide extra convenience, transmitting titles directly into a user’s home without any trips to the store. A few weeks later, we were happy to hear that they had secured new funding and were back in business. That update is currently in beta testing and coming soon. On the other hand, current streaming technology usually results in pesky buffering times, intermittent compression artifacts, inconsistent video quality, and lossy audio mixes.

My sample unit came with six-terabytes of storage and a nice collection of 74 titles in both HD and Ultra HD. If systems may have one or the other, wouldn’t they have a price for flipping-on music playback? Functions during actual playback are all pretty standard, with the ability to skip chapters, play, pause, rewind, and fast forward.

I only wish I could afford to buy it!

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Only three players that are out now, or announced at this time, can play Dolby Vision but it means support ljst out there, and more DV titles are being released all the time. Some titles incorporate HDR better than others. Kaleidescape has had a very eventful existence.

EBay doesn’t allow outsid At the very least, something to cover the insurance for the risk of heart-attack when somebody asks as the declining support of music suggests it is a less trafficked function.