Movie playback from content imported to a Kaleidescape server or from discs in a Disc Vault. High-definition onscreen user interface. Proprietary M-Class. Kaleidescape 1U Server & M Player. Shane Buettner | Sep 20, Performance Features Ergonomics Value. Price: $16, (as tested) At A Glance: . Kaleidescape and I go way back. This is the fifth time I’ve had one of its systems in for review, and I must say, the company’s products just keep.

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The only differences are that the Kaleidescape logo has been slightlychanged, and a single USB jack currently not kaeidescape has been added to the back. Both the M and M have the same connectivity. Kaleidescape and I go way back. The M Player can also copy your Blu-ray discs and CDs onto your Premiere system, and play directly from a physical disc.

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Kaleidescape and the Kaleidescape logo are trademarks of Kaleidescape, Inc. The fast and easy way to add movies and music to your Premiere system. You could even upload your own home movies and use the web interface to edit home movies for super funny, or embarrassing, shorts for family and friends.

Video output from the players includes HDMI, component, composite and S-Video while audio options are stereo analog, coaxial and optical digital outputs. The Kaleidescape system is designed for scalability and wholehouse media distribution. I could load discs onto the 1U server with the M optical drive, but the disc would need to stay in that tray, or be placed into another connected M series player or disk vault in order to be accessible.


Each device will identify other Kaleidescape components and network together automatically, and their cumulative storage is available to every player on the network.

Initially the service was only available in a few Imagine – The Ultimate Edition. Of Great Import This will be brief. Once connected I loaded in a few Blu-ray discs that I was provided with from Kaleidescape since they were already preloaded on the system’s hard drive.


Those lucky enough to have a projector with an anamorphic kaleideacape can stay in 2. Scenes can be edited and pasted together to create a custom intro for your systems but this needs to be done through a web browser. Kaleidescape customers love movies and probably music and might want more storage.

As I mentioned, Kaleidescape can import and play back Blu-ray Discs. Once copied, a Blu-ray disc must remain in kaleidesvape disc vault to enable playback of the copy on the server.

I imported a ton of discs at once and the M just kept plugging along until they were all stored.

Today this means the Blu-ray Disc must be in the tray of an M Player. Should you want to remove a disc it is as simple as selecting the title. Here We Go Again.

When using the cover art method, pausing on any cover will prompt Kaleidescape to rearrange the remaining covers to similar or related discs.

You no longer look for a disc that may or may not be in their cases.

Kaleidescape outs M and M Blu-ray players, copiers

What few buttons there are on the units also light up either blue or orange. Continue to Page 2.

The Strato player provides the onscreen user interface, rendered in 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second, and displays all the movies 5m00 on both systems as one library. Honestly, they load faster than you’ll be ready with the next one.


Co-Star gives full access to the latest 4K Ultra HD technology and content from Kaleidescape while retaining seamless access to all content on your Premiere system. You chose whatever you want and select it no matter where you are in the home, which is insanely cool. On paper, it looked like its principal novelty was ripping and playing back DVD movies without having to load a disc kaleiddescape a player. In the older K-scape systems, you could import your DVDs or CDs and remove them yet still access them on your network.

Playback kaleidesape the M Series system was impressive with near instant startup on playback. When in the now playing screen you can see the entire queue, search through it, and do some minor editing of the list.

You can play them immediately or add them to the playback queue. I remember reviewing the Kaleidescape Mini system and was surprised to find no manual included; once again this system came without a manual too. Other trademarks and trade kaleidrscape are owned by m5500 parties and may be registered in some jurisdictions. Martinlogan Dynamo X Subwoofer Review. To import a disc into your Kaleidescape library requires just two button pushes on the M Blu-ray won’t allow for this so the hard drive will not play a Blu-ray that it has kaleidescpae found in the disc vault or in a player’s optical drive on the network.