K A L E I D E S C A P E
H O M E C I N E M A M OV I E S E R V E R S
What does it do? It is a home theater or even a multi-room server system that will store and play back video and audio content through players connected to video projectors, flatscreens and their associated audio systems. It's wonderfully simple to use though extremely sophistiicated in terms of design and manufacture in terms of both hardware and software. The first time you fire up your system -- look at your video display and select the cover art icon of the movie you want to watch, have it start instantly with no wait, no FBI warning, no advertisement for Blu-ray technology, and no coming attractions -- by contrast you'll think you'd been previously living in the Stone Age.
It's that good. For more about Kaleidescape Movie Servers, you're welcome to contact us to learn more.
The Kaleidescape Store
S T R A T O C + T E R R A
Kaleidescape designed the Strato C movie player to provide an immersive home cinema experience, with the potenial for better audio and video playback quality than is typcially experienced in most commercial theaters.
Strato C plays movies in stunning 4K UHD/HDR at up to 100 Mbps and 60 frames per second, with virtually no startup delay. Unlike streaming services, each movie is downloaded and stored on a hard drive, on either a Kaleidescape Terra movie server or another previous generation Kaleidescape Strato movie player that contains storage. Strato C can also play downloaded Blu-ray and DVD quality movies, Concert Video, and TV Shows upscaled to 4K using advanced upscaling algorithms.
Strato C supports lossless multichannel audio and plays high dynamic range movies on flatscreens and video projectors that can process open standard 10-bit HDMI 2.0a HDR. The Strato onscreen user interface is displayed in full 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second, resulting in fluid animation for a more stunning visual impact.
Strato C plays 4K Ultra HD movies from a Terra movie server, or a previous generation Strato movie player. You can start the movie instantly, or you can jump right to your favorite scene or song. If you have multiple video display devices in your home you can have a Strato C for each one such that multiple people can watch different movies, concerts or shows simultaneously in different rooms all of which can be played from a single Terra.
The Strato’s onscreen display provides access to the Kaleidescape movie store, the world’s only online source for movies with full-fidelity audio and video. The movie store offers a library of the finest content from Hollywood’s major movie studios, ranging from top new releases to iconic films spanning the past 100 years. The Kaleidescape movie store offers the best selection of 4K UHD titles with HDR support, and thousands of movies in full Blu-ray HD quality. These Blu-ray quality movies provide superb results when a Strato internally scales them up to 4K. Both Blu-ray quality and 4K Ultra HD movies are available with lossless multichannel and object-based audio, including Dolby Atmos or DTS:X. You also might be interested to know that as of June 2022 Kaleidescape had over 700 4K movies not available on 4K Blu-ray disc.
T E R R A M O V I E S E R V E R
The Kaleidescape Terra movie server stores high-fidelity movies on an array of enterprise-quality hard drives, without compression or loss of quality. In addition to storing movies, Terra provides caching, staging, and computing services that improve player performance, and enable scaling to a large number of players.
Kaleidescape Terra can also be the foundation for a multi-room Kaleidescape Strato system. A Terra movie server can support any number of Strato C players and is capable of serving up to 10 simultaneous 4K Ultra HD playbacks or 15 HD playbacks. In addition a Kaleidescape Terra with Strato C players provides the best 4K Ultra HD performance and the most flexibility for future expansion.
A Terra can simultaneously serve movies over a standard residential network to Strato S and Strato C players anywhere in the home. Once a movie is downloaded and stored on Terra, it can be enjoyed immediately from any player.
Kaleidescape’s proprietary KOS operating system enables Terra to provide the advanced content protection required by Hollywood motion picture studios for their highest-fidelity movies.
Terra is designed to continue operating even after a failure of one of the four internal hard drives. Then when the failed drive is replaced, its movies are automatically re-downloaded from your Kaleidescape Library in the cloud.
You can obtain a Terra with either 48TB or 88TB of capacity. As a reference point a Terra with 48TB can store around 1,440 movies in a typical mix of 4K, HD and SD titles. For a hypothetical all-4K library it would typcially store something like 720 to 800 titles. For a Terra 88TB it scales up mathmatically such that it can typically hold up to 1500 4K titles or 2400 Blu-ray quality movies, or 13,500 DVD quality movies. If you'd like even more storage than that you can simply add additional Terra servers at any time.
C O M P A C T T E R R A M O V I E S E R V E R
KALEIDESCAPE COMPACT TERRA MOVIE SERVER
Compact high performance core for a single or multi-zone Strato system
Kaleidescape Strato/Terra Pricing
Kaleidescape Premiere System
• Serves Blu-ray movies to up to 15 zones simultaneously • Serves DVD movies to up to 50 zones simultaneously • Up to four movies can be imported simultaneously
Kaleidescape Premiere Component Pricing
REMOTESRemote (Backlit IR remote control for all players) $39Child Remote $39
RACK MOUNTSMini Player Rack-Mount Shelf (1RU, holds 2 players) $395 Kaleidescape Co-Star Rack Mounting Kit $135Terra Rack-Mount Hardware $195 Strato C Wall-Mount Hardware $49 Strato C & Compact Terra Rack-Mount Hardware $195 (1RU, holds 1 or 2 components) Please note that the above prices are current as of May 1, 2023 but obviously pricing and models are subject to change over time.
Kaleidescape: The Filmaker's Choice
Kaleidescape Video Quality
Spartacus 4K Blu-ray disc files size is 92 GB Kaleidescape 4K download file size is 107.4 GB
Avengers: Endgame4K Blu-ray disc is a BD66 (which means it is limited to 66 GB)Kaleidescape 4K download file size is 104.7 GB
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker4K Blu-ray disc comes on a 66 GB disc (which means it is limited to 66 GB) Kaleidescape 4K download file size is 80.8 GB
Avengers: Infinity War 4K Blu-ray disc comes on a 66 GB disc (which means it is limited to 66 GB) Kaleidescape 4K download file size is 86.3 GB
Lawrence of Arabia4K Blu-ray has been split between two discsKaleidescape 4K download file size is 115.3 GB
Gandhi4K Blu-ray has been split between two discsKaleidescape download file size is 103.4 GB
Planet Earth II4K Blu-ray release is split between two 66 GB discsKaleidescape 4K download file size is 165.3 GB
Blue Planet II4K Blu-ray release is split between three 66 GB discsKaleidescape 4K download file size is 193.2 GB
Ford v Ferrari4K release comes on a 66 GB disc (which is limited to 66 GB)4K download file size is 82 GB
Die Hard4K Blu-ray BD-66 (which means it is limited to 66 GB)The Kaleidescape 4K download file size is 71 GB
Kaleidescape Audio Quality
Strato - Prior Models
Kaleidescape Strato & Strato S combines all the color and crisp detail of true 4K UHD & HDR with stunning sound and the convenience of Internet delivery. Kaleidescape designed the Strato S movie player to provide an immersive home cinema experience, with better audio and video playback quality than most commercial theaters.
Strato & Strato S plays movies in 4K UHD at up to 100 Mbps and 60 frames per second, without any startup delay. Unlike streaming services, each movie is downloaded and stored on the internal hard drive. In addition Strato S can play downloaded HD (Blu-ray quality) and SD (DVD quality) movies in 4K using advanced upscaling algorithms.
Strato & Strato S supports lossless multichannel audio and plays HDR (high dynamic range) movies on flatscreens and projectors that can process open standard 10-bit HDMI 2.0a HDR. The Strato S onscreen user interface is displayed in full 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second, resulting in fluid animation and a stunning visual impact. The Strato came with either 6TB or 10TB of internal storage. Whereas the Strato S came with either 6TB or 12TB of storage so they they that can store 180 to 360 movies with a typical mix of 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray quality movies, and DVD quality titles.
The Strato & Strato S’s onscreen display provides access to the Kaleidescape movie store, the world’s only online source for movies with full-fidelity audio and video. The movie store offers a library of the finest content from Hollywood’s major movie studios, ranging from top new releases to iconic films spanning the past 100 years. The Kaleidescape movie store offers the best selection of 4K Ultra HD titles with high dynamic range support, and thousands of movies in full Blu-ray HD quality. These Blu-ray quality movies provide superb results when Strato scales them up to 4K. Both Blu-ray quality and 4K Ultra HD movies are available with lossless multichannel and object-based audio, including DTS:X and Atmos. For more storage and faster download speeds, a Terra can be added to either the Strato the Strato S.