A Movie Server: The Ultimate Home Theater Upgrade
Enjoy the Best Movie Audio and Video Experience with Kaleidescape
You have undoubtedly had a collection of favorite movies at some point in your life. Depending on when you started your collection, those movies may have been on VHS tapes, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs. Of course, today, you can have digital collections be stored on a computer or in the cloud through a digital service.
We all know VHS tapes are long obsolete, and DVDs are stuck with video resolution from the 20th century. Blu-ray discs are still viable, and the best quality format is UltraHD (4K) Blu-ray. With the convenience of streaming from Netflix, Amazon Video, and a host of other services, people are accustomed to the satisfaction of searching for content and watching immediately.
Physical media like UltraHD Blu-ray has always had the advantage of the best playback quality. The 4K video and uncompressed audio are unencumbered by the compression necessary to stuff the many bits required for a high-quality video into the network pipe that flows into your home. Even an HD Blu-ray rivals or often exceeds the quality of a 4K stream over the internet, both in audio and video performance.
Are we telling you to stop streaming and to buy a disc player? No, but we are saying that if you have a high-end home theater, you will want a high level of performance; there is another option for your Buckhead home – a Kaleidescape movie server. Read on to see why it’s the perfect addition to your home theater installation.
A Digital Movie Jukebox
While there are many solutions for storing CDs or digital music on a computer or server, for movie titles, it's not so easy. The biggest issue is the gray area of its legality. DVDs, Blu-rays, and UltraHD titles have always been protected by copy-protection technology, and it is technically illegal to breach that content to copy the content. So, if you wanted to turn your physical media collection into an easy to use digital movie jukebox, it’s not easy to do.
Kaleidescape is a company that changed all that. Back in 2001, the company recognized that the evolution to digital movie formats – the DVD – created the opportunity to make a server that could easily store hundreds of movies, to say nothing of making it far easier to search and instantly play what you want. Moreover, Kaleidescape created the movie server with the blessing of the film industry, ensuring the content cannot be illegally copied and pirated.
Strato Players and Terra Movie Servers
Kaleidescape has evolved with the technology, and its latest solutions offer the highest quality UltraHD Blu-ray and Dolby Atmos immersive surround formats available. The Strato S Movie Player can store and play up to 300 movies on its 12TB disc. If you need more storage, the Terra server has a whopping 40TB of storage for holding 600 to 1200 films in their original formats.
As any of you that have used a Blu-ray player know, discs often take an annoying amount of time to load and start playback. The hard-drive-based Kaleidescape server instantly calls up what you want to watch. You can browse all the details of a film and search by actor, genre, years and more, better than on many streaming services. The Strato player is also available without storage and can access a Terra server over a home network, so if you have multiple media and theater setups in your home, you can access all your movies in any room.
What if you need more options? Kaleidescape has a movie store that can download a high-quality digital copy of a movie to your player for purchase or rental, and with 11,000 titles available, you should never run out of films to watch. Even better, many of the latest releases are available on Kaleidescape before coming out on physical discs. Blockbuster Video was never this good.
For the most immersive experience, make Kaleidescape a part of your home theater. GHT Group offers the best in home theater equipment and installation services in metro Atlanta. Visit our Marietta showroom, give us a call at (770) 955-8909, fill out our online contact form, or click the chat button below to immediately connect with us. We look forward to working with you.