Kaleidescape to offer 4K Movie Content!
Kaleidescape just introduced their newest 4K Movie player that will be available in 2016. The Strato Movie Player will be the world’s first 4K Ultra HD Movie player for your home! Not only will it play your favorite movies in 4K – it will render 1080P movies into 4K as well! Here’s what Kaleidescape had to say about the new advances and what to expect in 2016
Kaleidescape, Inc. has announced the launch of a new product line called Encore. The centerpiece of Encore is the Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player, the world’s first 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player for the home. The Strato renders movies in the most stunning video and audio quality available.
The Encore line also includes the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player, a new movie server named Terra, and a disc server that makes it easy to select and play DVDs and Blu-ray discs on a Strato or Alto movie player.
The Strato is designed to provide an immersive home-cinema experience, with playback quality that matches or surpasses that of commercial theaters. Each movie is downloaded and stored on a local hard drive–either on a Strato or on a Terra Movie Server. The Strato plays back the movie in full 4K Ultra HD, at up to 60 frames per second, without the startup delays, buffering messages, or quality drops that are so common with streaming services. The Strato supports lossless multichannel audio and is capable of playing HDR content on televisions and projectors that can process open standard 10-bit HDMI 2.0a HDR. The Strato onscreen user interface is also displayed in full 4K Ultra HD, at 60 frames per second, resulting in fluid animation and a stunning visual impact.
The Strato can be purchased with or without an internal 6TB hard drive that can store up to 100 4K Ultra HD movies, 150 Blu-ray quality movies, or 900 DVD quality movies. The Strato equipped with an internal hard drive can be used standalone or in a system comprised of other Encore components. TheStrato without internal storage plays back from a movie server.
The company also announced two new models of the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player. One comes with a6TB internal hard drive; the other has no internal movie storage and plays back from a movie server. The Alto plays Blu-ray and DVD quality movies downloaded from the Kaleidescape Movie Store. It can alsoplay Blu-ray discs and DVDs via its built-in Blu-ray drive or from a Kaleidescape Disc Server.
The Kaleidescape Terra Movie Server stores movies and serves them to players on the home network. The Terra also provides computing and caching services that enhance the performance of the Strato and Alto movie players, and enables system configurations with up to 50 players. The Terra Movie Server can simultaneously stream 4K movies to up to seven Strato players, or Blu-ray quality movies to up to 15 players (Strato or Alto).