During a recent home renovation, my contractor invited me to take a ride in his pride and joy, a Dodge Demon, the fastest street-legal car ever produced. As we looked over the Demon’s muscular frame and high-fived to celebrate all 840 horses harnessed beneath its hood, I made the mistake of guessing what’s in the tank. “91 octane?” I suggested, without realizing the depths of ignorance being exposed. “Are you kidding??” he quipped. “this beast only gets racing fuel.”
Of course! I thought as I showed approval. But, between friends, I hadn’t a clue that racing fuel was even an option.
Fast forward through months of noise and dust, and our home- including my reference theater- finally found itself stitched back together. That’s when the contractor asked for a theater demo. “Welcome to the Entertainment Bunker”, I told him as I powered up 7.4.8 channels of immersive glory. While we waited for the projector to spring to life, and I rattled off facts about the unearthly power lying dormant in the room’s quad array of subs, he asked what I liked to feed my systems. “Netflix?” he wondered aloud. “No way…” I scoffed. “Digital racing fuel baby. Nothing but the best!”
If you’re a hardcore AV enthusiast with a decent theater room, I’m sure you’ll understand my sentiment. When it comes to a reference system, the thought of feeding it anything less than the purest, most potent source material available makes me cringe. Yes, Netflix has its time and place, but not in a theater room. For my desires, I want to know I’m tapping the best possible source material for the best possible theatrical experience. ‘
To date, my preferred source has been disc-based, both Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray, spun by A-list players from the likes of OPPO and Panasonic. This has gotten the job done, giving me access to lossless audio and video with the latest surround sound and immersive codecs. But, as a card-carrying member of Twitter’s #SupportPhysicalMedia legion, it pains me to confess that my enthusiastic support for disc-based media as begun to wane.
Setting a declining sales and eroding manufacturer support aside, finding discs at local retail stores has become increasingly challenging, making spur-of-the-moment purchases nearly impossible. Of course, Amazon Prime is an obvious go-to source, but searching for films and sifting through buying options can be frustrating, day-of and next-day shipping doesn’t always pan out, and money-saving “used” deals can cough up scratched discs. This all goes without mentioning the tremendous amount of waste- energy, plastics, and shipping materials- generated by having a single disc delivered to your home. Toss in the occasional freezing movie and the potential for rot as a collection ages, and discs are becoming less appealing.
There’s still much to appreciate about physical media, including its ability to provide affordable access to reference content. Discs also guarantee actual ownership of a film. The same can’t be said of movies purchased for the likes of Amazon Video and Apple TV.
This brings us to today’s featured manufacturer, Kaleidescape, which offers an advanced digital movie platform that takes the disc experience and spins it on its head. When I first started talking to Brett Bjorkquist (Senior Manager, Dealer Engagement) at Kaleidescape, he proclaimed: “We’ve built a better engine.” Having covered the brand for years and experienced its gear in action, I had little doubt in its ability to deliver reference- grade audio and video. But this notion of a better engine implied something more. “It’s am experience,” he assured me. So, Bjorkquist pulled together a system consisting of Kaleidescape’s 24TB Terra Movie Server and two Strato C Movie Players – the first multi-room Terra review system ever assembled.
Kaleidescape wanted me to live with and probe every facet of the ownership experience. The “engine”, they told me, is so much more than a physical player and reference media, promising a system that would kick my entire theater experience into overdrive. So, I agreed to welcome Kaleidescape’s premium gear into my home. For the last six weeks, I’ve lived the life of a Kaleidescape customer, learning everything there is to know about the platform and getting a solid feel for what makes the company tick. What I found was a rather transformative ownership experience and, quite possibly, the ultimate home theater machine.
Kaleidescape entered 2021 celebrating 20 years of operation, born from the passions and Chair, Michael Malcolm, and some heady Silicon Valley collaborators. The company’s first disc-ripping multi-room system seems a bit archaic by today’s standards, but it allowed Malcolm and his partners to establish key industry relationships while grinding through the ins and outs of licensing and digital technologies. Having survived publicly scrutinized growing pains, the company never lost sight of harnessing the internet as a delivery system for reference quality media. And, as they say, the results speak for themselves; it’s current technology is widely heralded as the gold standard of movie playback systems.
Kaleidescape is a download platform, not a streaming service, which means users need storage and playback capabilities in their homes. Unlike app-based serviced found on various TVs and devices, it requires proprietary gear that’s only manufactured by-you guessed it- Kaleidescape. Its entry-level Strato S 4K Ultra HD Players have storage and decoding capabilities squeezed into one box, while the step-up Strato C + Terra systems assign storage and decoding responsibilities to separate units for increased performance.
Strato S gives owners access to 6 terabytes (TB) or 12TB of storage, with the 12TB model holding roughly 200 4K UHD movies or 360 Blu-ray quality films. The larger Terra server is available in both 24TB and 48TB versions, providing storage of 400 to 800 4K films, respectively, and even more when considering a mix of Blu-ray quality media. All four options allow owners to delete and re-download purchased content from the cloud, so media libraries aren’t limited by storage capabilities.
Data Speeds for both Strato S and Terra are impressive, with Strato S executing 4K downloads in as little as 35 to 45 minutes. If that time frame isn’t fast enough, consider Terra’s Olympic-grade download speed of 12 minutes- blazing fast! Of course, you won’t realize those numbers without Gigabit Internet access, According to my tests, throttling download speeds to 110 Mbps increases 4K download times by a factor of ten. While it’s hard to complain about landing a full 4K lossless file in 120 minutes, the experience of downloading and playing that same file in 12 minutes will spoil you rotten.
On the content side, Kaleidescape’s Movie Store is impressively stocked with more than 12,000 movies, shows and concerts sourced directly from more than 50 studios and minimally compressed by a proprietary encryption algorithm. You’ll find every 4K disc title imaginable (over 1,200 as of July 2021) in addition to over 400 4K titles you won’t find on disc, including the likes of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague.
And, yes. Everything you buy, you own.
Kaleidescape’s current Strato players can decode and output true 4K HDR video at 60 fps with bit rates reaching 124.5 Mbps. They also support lossless Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio and associated lossless legacy codecs. This means Kaleidescape customers enjoy the same exact audio quality found on disc, and equal to or better than video quality.
Better than, you ask?
Technically speaking, yes, some films are “better”. Because Kaleidescape’s movie files aren’t limited to the confines of a 66GB physical disc, some are packed with more bits. Take, for example, Avengers Endgame (4K UHD) weighing in at 104GB, or Ford v Ferrari (4K UHD) landing at 82GB. According to Bjorkquist, those are just two of at least 50 films that benefit from larger file sizes and more bandwidth. And while your eyes might not necessarily detect an absolute difference between Ford v Ferrari on 4K disc and Ford v Ferrari 4K Kaleidescape, you’ll have a hard time convincing me that more isn’t better.
System Unboxing and Walkaround
Strato C and Terra’s Packaging doesn’t scream for attention with flashy graphics and hi-res photos. Instead, Kaleidescape takes a more utilitarian approach, throwing its weight behind thick, high quality containers cut with clean lines and sealed with reinforced kraft tape. Handling the boxes confirms thoughtful quality and attention to detail, causing the tactile component of the unboxing experience to thrive.
Cracking the boxes open kindled memories of OPPO’s epic reign, as each component was neatly encased in a cloth bag and comfortably nestled in custom foam blocks. All three units shipped with a power supply and Ethernet cable, and both Strato Cs added physical remote and THX certified HDMI cables.
Strato C and Terra have the appearance of high-quality equipment, leveraging robust materials and appealing design attributes. With its thick metal casing and nearly 22- pounds of weight, Terra has a vault-like presence that flexes serious physical muscle. Overall fit and finish on my demo unit were perfect, and it felt great in the hands. Sized similar to a standard Blu-ray player (17″ W x 3.5″ H x 10.0″ D), Terra can seamlessly fit in a gear stack or rack system.
Terra’s front faceplate slowly folds down to reveal four drive bays, which, in case, were filled with enterprise-grade 6TB SATA drives. Kaleidescape says its drives are carefully selected for reliability and performance, working with key data centers to make sure the drives they select are best-in-class. In the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure, storage and operation responsibilities are automatically shifted to the remaining healthy drives, and the show goes on. In fact, Bjorkquist says a failed drive would likely go unnoticed if the drives weren’t all filled- good thing a recent firmware update allows Terra to detect and automatically report system issues to Kaleidescape’s Help Desk.
The simplicity of Terra’s rear panel is refreshing, presenting power, Ethernet, USB, and service port connections. It’s clean slate that expedites a fast set-up process.
Strato C is smaller than Terra (7.87″W x 1.52″ H x 10″ D), allowing it to inconspicuously inhabit a tabletop near a display system, sit on a component in a rack, or mount neatly behind a television (accessory wall plates required). Its logo-clad faceplate doesn’t flip down, but it does house a concealed power button along its lower right edge. The backside of Strato C is slightly more complex than Terra’s, presenting Audio/Video and Audio only HDMI outputs SPDIF and optical audio outputs, and individual Ethernet, SB, and service ports.
Strato C is the playback arm of the Terra system, tasked with receiving, decoding, and outputting content stored on Terra’s drives. It’s compatible with other Strato and older Kaleidescape Premiere systems when linked using their Co-star product, and multiple Strato Cs can be deployed in a home. In fact, Terra can deliver 4K content to ten Strato C players simultaneously, giving owners insane levels of access to the purest versions of movies and shows on the planet.
I’d be remiss not to mention the low-profile rubber feet affixed to the bottoms of Terra and Strato C. Their thinness allows the units to fit in tight spaces, but they’re also unusually tacky. Not sticky, but tacky. This keeps them locked to a surface, resisting side-to-side and back-and-forth movement. Admittedly, this feature isn’t massively exciting, but it’s a nice bit of insurance for gear placed on open surfaces in high traffic areas, and, despite its 4.2-pounds of weight, Strato C doesn’t move an inch when the front power button is depressed.
Kaleidescape’s 4K attack is definitely projector-centric. This isn’t to say Kaleidescape movies aren’t stunning on 4K TVs- trust me, they are- but the system’s HDR10 High Dynamic Range foundation reflects a bias toward theater rooms with a projector. Dolby Vision, HDR 10+, and IMAX Enhanced aren’t currently supported on the platform, nor is Auro-3D immersive sound. Kaleidescape says that Dolby Vision and HDR 10+ might be added in the future, but I would not hold my breath for IMAX Enhanced or Auro-3D.
Also, Strato C performs 4K upscaling of HD and DVD quality content, but it doesn’t offer dynamic tone mapping to assist older or less-than-capable 4K projectors in displaying HDR content. While not necessary for most of today’s advanced projectors, dynamic tone mapping would make for an appealing add-on feature if available.
Setting up a Strato C + Terra multi-room system requires moderate technical skills, with the biggest hurdle being access to a proper network. Unlike a Blu-ray player or a device like Apple TV, Terra and Strato C are engineered to operate on a wired network with access to high-speed internet (preferably Gigabit). While Gigabit is a luxury needed to achieve optimal download speeds, Ethernet connectivity is Kaleidescape’s default recommendation and, as I discovered, practically essential for everyday use. For reference: my home has Gigabit Internet (averaging 850 Mbps) but lacks an intricate maze of Ethernet cables. Instead, it uses a Google Wi-Fi mesh network.
I deployed Kaleidescape in two rooms, the first being a home theater where Terra and one Strato C were connected directly to a Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch linked to a cable modem and a Google Wi-Fi point acting as a router. The other Strato C was paired with a system in a media room, hardwired to a Google Wi-Fi point. Both Strato Cs were connected to processors using the Audio/Video HDMI output.
Note: I was able to watch uninterrupted, pristine 4K movies in the media room using my home’s mesh network. This success, I believe, was the result of a short distance between Wi-Fi points. Later in the review, I moved the media room’s Strato C unit to a distant part of the home, and performance issues arose. So, proceed with caution if you’re considering running a Kaleidescape system on Wi-Fi; you might have success, or you might crash and burn. My recommendation and as Bjorkquist clearly emphasized when I told him what I wanted to try: follow Kaleidescape’s Ethernet-based installation requirements.
Once connected to my home’s network, a browser interface assembled each of the three units as a system, display capabilities were auto-confirmed, a few settings were tweaked, and I was ready to roll.
Strato C’s on-screen menu system gives owners access to basic features, like passcodes and parental controls, and advanced features such as test patterns and calibration videos. The browser interface unlocks even deeper settings, including the ability to scale a player’s video output to match a screen’s aspect ratio. This feature might be trivial for standard HD and 4K TV’s but its a big deal for enthusiasts running fixed screen 2.35:1 or 2.40:1 projection systems.
When a projector is zoomed to display 2.35:1 content on a fixed cinemascope screen, menus and in-movie information tend to spill off the screen, making them difficult to see. Kaleidescape’s feature ensures that all of this information, along with Kaleidescape’s Movie Store and library screens, are displayed within a 2.35:1 frame. As a long-time sufferer of difficult-to-see menus, this particular setting was a welcomed find.
The home theater system used in this review is a 19-channel 7.4.8 speaker array driven by Emotiva’s XPA-5 and Gen3 2.8 multi-channel amplifiers, and managed by a StormAudio ISP.24 MK2 processor. Associated speakers include GoldenEar’s Triton One. R towers (L/R) and SuperCenter Reference Center Channel, SVS Ultra Surrounds (L/R Side Surrounds), SVS Ultra Bookshelfs (l/R Rear Surrounds), SVS Prime Elevations (ceiling mounted Top Middle and Top Front; top wall mounted Front Height and Rear Height), dual SVS SB16 subwoofers, and dual Power Sound Audio XS30 subwoofers. The display system consists of a JVC NX7 4K projector (running JVC v3.52 Theater Optimizer firmware) and a 105″ 2.35:1 Carada Cinewhite screen.
The media room’s system is less complex, consisting of a Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3050 AVR and 65″ Sony X900F LCD 4K TV.
Ye Olde Movie Night
Life in the Anderson household moves a million miles an hour, with all six living, breathing components constantly playing tug of war with a finite amount of time and energy. Being the AV fanatic of the family, the burden of running the home theater falls squarely on my shoulders, and part of that responsibility is organizing and executing a family movie night. The typical movie night kicks off with a discussion of what to watch and where to watch it. If the majority votes for the family room, we fire up a flat panel and begin the task of searching for a movie on a streaming service or OnDemand. However, if the home theater gets the nod, a whole new cascade of events takes place- don’t forget: digital racing fuel!
Redbox rarely plays a role in the “what to watch in the theater room” decision-making process, largely because getting the family together is a last-minute event and time is of the essence. That shifts content selection to a disc library that consists of 700 titles, painstakingly organized in my second office (aka the basement workshop). On any given week, the spines of 10 to 15 movies are marked with a yellow sticker dot indicating “unwatched”, and those become the focus of attention.
The types of questions tossed around during the movie selection process are predictable: What’s it about? Did it get good reviews? Who’s in it? Are you sure we haven’t watched this? Is it violent? Is it appropriate for kids? How long is it? So on, and so forth. If we’re lucky, a film picked and ready to spin in 10 to 15 minutes. if we’re unlucky, the search takes longer, pushing the clock hands forward and increasing the likelihood that our movie night will be cut short and continues sometime in the next day or two.
Once a movie is in hand, its aspect ratio needs to be identified (requiring a search on the net or a scan of the box’s excruciatingly tiny print), and the spin-up process begins. With the finish line in sight, final steps include navigating a combination of previews advertisements, and FBI warnings, with a pitstop to confirm the disc’s default audio settings.
And, voila, movie night is officially underway. Keep this process in mind as we take a closer look at the Kaleidescape experience.
The Elephant in the Room
Before diving into specific impressions, it’s worth discussing the biggest rub on Kaleidescape’s platform: cost. The cost falls into two distinct categories- cost of entry and ownership- with the former boasting a decent amount of shock value, so strap on a helmet and hold fast. The company’s least expensive Strato S player carries an MSRP of $5,995, with pricing exceeding $20,000 for its most potent Strato C + Terra package. The total price for the system used in this review (two Strato C Movie Players and a 24TB Terra) lands at %18,985 MSRP. While that number is hefty compared to a $999 Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Disc Player, it buys you so much more; physical gear, access to downloadable reference content, and a curated home theater experience backed by passionate folks at Kaleidescape HQ.
The upfront cost of Kaleidescape is softened on the backend thanks to zero monthly fees and various promotions and programs that reduce the price of content. One program, called “Disc to Digital,” allows customers to re-purchase and upgrade titles they own on disc at reduced rates (typically $4-$9). Kaleidescape also offers generous pricing to customers upgrading films they already own in their digital library. For example, when Lord of the Rings landed in 4K earlier this year, owners of the HD version only paid $10 to upgrade.
The Movie Store routinely hosts promotional deals on film collections. During my review, Kaleidescape celebrated Marvel Studios by making Maraval 4K catalog available for $9.99 per film. Similar promotions were run for Father’s Day and a collection of summer blockbuster films, presenting lots of opportunities to purchase 4K and HD movies at wallet-friendly prices. And for real savings, customers can rent over 8,000 titles, with the ability to apply a portion of the rental fee toward purchasing rented content- a killer way to preview media before you buy!
Equipment Placement and System Impressions
Aside from initial set-up and the occasional poke of a power button, Kaleidescape’s primary gear doesn’t need to be touched. Terra is so hands-off that owners can tuck it away anywhere there’s access to power and Ethernet. That said I placed my Terra demo unit on top of an enclosed rack system in a room adjacent to the home theater. Good looks aside, it was the source of just enough sound (periodic drive clicks and the low hum of fans) that I wouldn’t recommend placing it within earshot of theater seating.
Strato C is a slick, high-functioning device that’s also easy to place. I positioned one on top of a StormAudio ISP.24 MKS processor in my theater rack, and the other on an entertainment center directly under a flat-panel TV. Strato C’s footprint is negligible (roughly the size of a medium-size hardback novel), and it’s whisper quiet. Like, Terra, it has an illuminating front panel logo that can be dimmed or turned off.
Strato C’s remote control is a mixed bag of good and bad. Functionally speaking, it has convenient hot buttons- my favourites being two that instantly display all movies or concerts in Terra’s library- and performs its duties as intended. The remote’s physical properties, however, are middling. It’s ergonomically shaped and the button layout is intuitive, but hard plastics and a cheap-looking button backlight miss the mark, especially considering the pedigree of Kaleidescape’s components.
Kaleidescape says Strato C’s physical remote is typically used purely for set-up, with most systems eventually integrating with a 3rd party control system for access to additional lighting control and screen masking metadata. Some customers also choose to use control system functionalities built into iOS and Android-based apps, but Bjorkquist was quick to note than an upgrade to a more premium control design is preferable. Taking that information into account, it’s understandable why the included remote received a little less attention in the design department.
Kaleidescape’s proprietary menu system (kOS operating system version 10.10.0-22350) looks gorgeous on 4K displays thanks to crisp text, highly detailed images, and appealing colours. Smooth scrolling, seamless transitions add to the overall refined feel of the interface, which is easily managed using the remote control. Two additional mechanisms of system control, a browser-based UI and a phone app complete a streamline home theater experience that’s infinitely more convenient than managing a large disc collection.
Using the on-screen menu or browser UI, owners can manage their entire digital library, sorting content into searchable collections, marking content as “Watch Soon,” and listing content that’s been paused. Comparatively speaking, these are all concepts I’ve used to manage my own disc collection, but Kaleidescape makes them all more effective and impactful. The phone app is slightly less useful, although it does allow for basic library management, including deleting, loading, and purchasing content.
Kaleidescape’s content team delivers a curated movie discovery experience that’s second to none, combining the best cross-referencing aspects of sites like IMDB.com along with pertinent information and reliable ratings, fast-tracking the movie selection process. The movie Store’s on-screen interface features a tiled cover art mode that intelligently rearranges itself to display suggestions, during the search process. While fun to experience, I ultimately gravitated to search and discovery using the phone app and browser interfaces. Both options allow for personalized search results using a combination of filters, with up to 24 filters available through the browser. Say, for example, you’re looking to purchase a title on sale. Simply activate the “Special Pricing” filter. If you decide you only want to see sale pricing on 4K content with Dolby Atmos immersive sound, you can drill deeper by applying filters to achieve that too.
Kaleidescape’s content team also maintains more than 90 searchable collections, grouping everything from Academy Award Winners and Golden Globe Nominees to Biopics and Inspirational Films, all of which can be filtered and sorted.
Once you select content that looks interesting, Kaleidescape displays detailed information about the release, including Common Sense Media and Rotten Tomatoes Ratings, cast and production names, available formats, aspect ratio, and more. You can even watch a trailer.
The ultimate endgame is a vastly streamlined discovery and purchase process that can be performed from the comfort of your theater room, on the computer while enjoying a bite to eat, or from your car while you sit in at a traffic light. it buries every interface and search method I’ve ever used to find reference media, and, with Terra, it delivers true 4K HDR media in a matter of minutes. During the review, I ran several 4K download tests, and Terra consistently achieved 12 minute download times- impressive!
To sweeten the pot, some (not all) of Kaleidescape’s new titles can be watched weeks before they’re officially launched on disc. While that’s not always the case, it’s a nice perk of ownership. Also, some movies can be pre-ordered, which instantly downloads 99% pf a film to your system. The last remaining morsel is sent at midnight on launch day, giving you day one, hour one, second one access.
While the build-up to pressing play on a Kaleidescape is a wonderful experience, playback is where it truly solidifies itself as a statement platform, launching viewers to the ultimate heights of home theater nirvana. Thanks to a stocked Terra demo unit with 125 pre-loaded movies and concerts, I was able to take Strato C + Terra for the ride of a lifetime, enjoying hours upon hours of reference content.
Kaleidescape’s video and audio qualities are top-shelf, laced with all of the bits necessary to ignite a home theater into a fiery inferno of sensory overload. As part of a rental trial, I called upon The Dark Knight in 4K UHD, which dripped with inky blacks and roared with thunderous bass. That experience led me to another Christopher Nolan masterpiece, Interstellar, for even deeper bass and mind-blowing visuals. Much to my delight both films were shown in a strict 2.39:1 aspect ratio from start to finish, which differs from the flip-flop IMAX to 2.39:1 presentations found on their respective 4K UHD discs- a major bonus for fixed cinemascope screen owners!
As i selflessly trudged my way through the latest 4K UHD Atmos demo films, like Deepwater Horizon and Baby Driver, and stopped to enjoy classics like Ferris Beuller’s Day Off in HD, Kaleidescape was simply magnificent. In every case, audio and video qualities weren’t a single scintilla short of those found on disc. There was zero buffering, pixilation, hiccups, or freezing, and playback commands were executed instantaneously. To top it off, the speed at which movies could be selected and played was notable- no FBI warnings to screen, no previews or advertisements to skip, just drop dead, gorgeous content.
Concerts also made for fun viewing, particularly with the impacts of COVID on our ability to enjoy live entertainment. Billy Joel At Shea Stadium: The Concert (16:9 HD quality), Norah Jones: Live at Ronnie Scott’s (2.35:1, HD), and the sensational Atmos fueled Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague (16:9, 4K UHD) were three favourites. Each one enhanced the concert experience with stunning close-ups of musicals in action, not to mention jaw-dropping sound.
All of Kaleidescape’s content has staff-selected “Kaleidescape Scenes,” which act as bookmarks for key moments in a movie or concert. Owners can bookmark their own favourite scenes, too, or take things a step further by creating a demo reel (called a Script) using scenes from content they own. As a long-time theater fanatic, I’m all too familiar with the dreadful slow process of playing favourite scenes from a stack of discs. Scripts eliminates that painful process replacing it with the ultimate in instantaneous demo experience.
Strato C + Terra can integrate with control systems, using media cues to dim the lights, lower the shades, and adjust masking systems and projector lens settings. I was lucky enough to experience several of these features in action at a local Gramophone store, and they were impressive. Just another example of Kaleidescape’s ability to streamline and transform your at-home movie experience.
When you dump racing fuel in a Dodge Demon, its effective horsepower is bumped from 808 to 840. giving the car enough power to pull a face-altering, blood vessel popping 1.8 Gs. Likewise, when you inject your home theater with Kaleidescape’s version of digital racing fuel, the quality of your home theater experience is jettisoned from the stratosphere to the outer reaches of space. It truly is a transformative experience.
After living with Strato C + Terra for a few weeks, I concluded this review could be written in tow words: Buy It. Its ability to streamline content discovery and expedite a reference-grade home theater experience is revolutionary, especially considering Strato C + Terra’s ability to spread that experience around a home. The price to entry is steep, but once that obstacle is cleared, the ownership experience re-writes the family movie night script. Sorry discs, but Kaleidescape really is that much better.
For the home theater connoisseur, Kaleidescape is a bonafide game-changer and a significantly better experiential engine. A-plus Gear.