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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Take that eject button! Over the past decade, the home movie experience has changed drastically with a shift to streaming over physical media. This alone makes the price almost irrelevant.

X and Dolby Atmos soundtracks came through without any major problems. If you select Rogue Onethen other Star Wars titles in your library will appear next to it, while selecting a concert film will then show other music titles.

Kaleidescape Strato 4K Ultra HD Movie Player Review | Sound & Vision

Depending on the speed of your connection, this can mean ninety minutes to several hours in some cases. 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? Would Like To See. With the DVD format in firm control of the marketplace, they saw the obvious next step — putting all those bits and bytes on large-capacity hard disks rather than devoting acres of shelf space to a disc-based movie collection.

Holiday Sales Were the Strongest in Years. GoldenEar Technology Triton One. As you hover over a title, the screen will rearrange itself.

Kaleidescape Strato Ultra HD Movie Player Review

Once on, the player establishes default output settings based on your display. All the digital convenience with none of the compromise. Most people using a Strato lisf probably use the movie cover experience, which displays the cover art for all your titles. On the one kaleidescaep, streaming services provide extra convenience, transmitting titles directly into a user’s home without any trips to the store.


Gently used as a demo. Things seemed to be rolling along. The Strato is oriented around movies that you own and have locally, so integration with Netflix or other services is unlikely to happen.

It omits some features found in the higher-priced models but adds support for Dolby Vision. The time now is Though pretty similar to other rectangular set-top boxes, the design has a clear premium quality to kalsidescape build, helping to separate the device from more run-of-the-mill streaming products and Blu-ray players. A Strato player is far more expensive than any 4K Blu-ray player on the market, and while it does prjce, you expect it to do everything a 4K player can.

The Countdown Will Be Televised. Is There A Difference? This is not a stand-alone unit. On the other hand, current streaming technology usually results in pesky buffering times, intermittent compression artifacts, inconsistent lizt quality, and lossy audio mixes. The only thing I missed was an RGB signal option.

oist Only the number panel and color keys lack backlighting, but you really aren’t gonna use those much. For those looking for the ultimate in picture quality, features, and luxury movie theater performance, Kaleidescape submits the new Strato for approval.

Prlce 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.

The Strato lixt expensive, and you are buying your movies from the Kaleidescape store, which locks you into their pricing model. With new equipment you just need to worry about network bandwidth. And then wait for it to load. The Strato measures 17 inches kaleidescpae by 3. Part I — British Hi-fi. In general, playback quality was exactly as advertised, offering an experience on par with Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc releases — free from the buffering, compression, and other inconsistencies that one finds on a streaming service.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. My comments about the remote should be tempered by the likelihood that most users will integrate the Strato into a larger control system like Crestron or AMX. Conversely, physical media offers higher bitrates with superior video quality and stability, along with lossless audio.

For starters, loading ptice content, whether a scene or a full movie, is nearly instantaneous. It does not come with any cables, remote or war With Strato, Kaleidescape is completely abandoning the discdependent kaleidescappe that the company was founded on, instead relying percent on their Movie Store to provide content. It’s now part of that PS3. There is no getting around the cost of the Kaleidescape Strato. With the Strato, shiny discs become a thing of the past.

How to purchase an open reel tape deck and what to do with it once you have one. The Strato truly is an amazing way to enjoy movies. Everything Old is New Again. Kaleidescape offers some interesting options for housewide video distribution, allowing you to share and enjoy a single, unified library around the home.

Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating. The front panel is just a strip of glossy black with the Kaleidescape logo in the center, which illuminates white when you power up the device.

Their first products allowed users to legally copy their disks right to a component that provided both storage and playback.