Kaleidescape's digital store adds $2 Bluraytodigital upgrades

Kaleidescape arrived at this year's CEDIA event with a couple of fresh news items to accompany its mainstream-adjacent $3,995 Cinema One player. Its online Kaleidescape Store is getting a boost by adding the ability for customers to add digital copies for their existing Blu-ray discs. At launch it only supported DVDs, but now customers can get high quality, discless access to movies they already own HD editions of, just by putting a disc in the player. The price for Ultraviolet access across devices and an excuse to stop getting up from the couch to put the disc in (although, if you'd like to buy an expensive disc changer instead we're sure Kaleidescape won't argue) is $1.99, so choose wisely. Finally, the company is expanding access to the store, which has opened its virtual doors in Canada for the first time, in addition to the US and the UK, where it launched back in May.

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Kaleidescape Showcases Cinema One at CEDIA Expo 2013

Dealers can offer the ultimate movie-watching experience to more customers; plus new digital upgrade options enhance the Kaleidescape Store

SUNNYVALE, CA – September 25, 2013 - Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in movie servers, today announced that it will showcase its newest product, Cinema One, at CEDIA Expo 2013 in Denver, Colorado, September 26-28. Dealers and integrators in the residential electronic systems industry will have the opportunity to take part in live demonstrations of Cinema One and experience enhancements to the Kaleidescape Store, in booth #3718.

New Kaleidescape Store Features

The Kaleidescape Store is the first online store that enables consumers to download movies with video and audio quality equal to Blu-ray Disc and DVD. With this latest release, the Kaleidescape Store continues to innovate by offering more digital firsts: For only $1.99, movie-lovers can now go disc-free with digital copies of the Blu-ray discs they already own; or upgrade their DVDs to Blu-ray quality downloads for $6.99-conveniently online and at a fraction of the cost of buying new. These digital copies include UltraViolet rights for viewing on TVs, PCs, or mobile devices.

"With these enhancements to the Kaleidescape Store, customers are now able to seamlessly upgrade their Blu-ray and DVD collections to digital copies. This means consumers no longer need to buy higher-quality versions of the titles they already own on DVD; and, they can eliminate their dependency on storing physical Blu-ray discs in disc vaults," said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape.

Movies in the Kaleidescape Store can be downloaded to Cinema One and the Premiere line to serve multiple rooms or homes. Digital copies can be downloaded to up to five systems.

Cinema One

At CEDIA Expo, Kaleidescape will give attendees a hands-on experience of the new Cinema One, introduced in July. Kaleidescape is already renowned in the world of high-end custom home theaters. With Cinema One, dealers can now deliver Kaleidescape quality and convenience to an entirely new market segment.

The Cinema One movie server plays Blu-ray and DVD movies instantly-without previews, menus, or ads. It stores up to 600 DVD quality or 100 Blu-ray quality movies and can start a Blu-ray disc in seconds-faster than any Blu-ray player in the market. Unlike streaming services, Cinema One lets users enjoy movies in the highest audio and video quality available. With an easy-to-install, out-of-the-box experience and a price of $3,995, Cinema One is the perfect solution for any living room or home theater.

"By combining quality and convenience, Kaleidescape is redefining how families enjoy their movies," Malcolm said. "With Kaleidescape, you can experience your favorite movie or concert at the highest quality available, starting at beginning of the main feature or jumping to your favorite scene or song in an instant. So family time is truly quality time."

Cinema One fits in any home AV setup, whether under a TV in the family room or in a traditional custom AV rack, and can easily replace older Blu-ray players.

A second Cinema One can be added to double the storage capacity and enable viewing of the combined library on a second television. A three-year standard limited warranty ensures customers can enjoy their movies worry-free.

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Kaleidescape Store Expands to Canada

Kaleidescape users in Canada can now download movies from the Kaleidescape Store with all the extra content and the same audio and video quality found on Blu-ray discs as well as UltraViolet rights for viewing on mobile devices

SUNNYVALE, CA – September 25, 2013 - Kaleidescape, Inc., today announced that the Kaleidescape Store, the world's first online store that enables consumers to download movies with video and audio quality equal to Blu-ray Disc and DVD, is now available in Canada. The new service was launched in the U.S. in December 2012, and in the U.K. in May 2013, and is initially backed by a multiyear license agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. The service is also the first to enable the electronic delivery of special features and bonus content of films.

Kaleidescape users in Canada will now be able to purchase and download movies directly to their systems from the online Kaleidescape Store. These users will find it easier than ever to experience the highest-quality content in their home-with just a click of a button. The service includes many features:

Pristine video with resolution up to 1080p/24, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless soundtracks, and bit rates matching physical media
Easy upgrades of Blu-ray discs to digital downloads for only $1.99-for a disc-free movie-watching experience
Upgrades of DVDs to Blu-ray quality digital downloads for only $6.99-better quality now at a fraction of the cost of buying new
Automatic inclusion of UltraViolet rights (where available) for viewing on TVs, PCs, or mobile devices
Bonus features such as director's commentary, alternate endings, deleted scenes, and documentaries
Indication of titles already owned-whether Blu-ray disc, DVD, or title purchased from the Kaleidescape Store-while shopping
Easy purchase of an entire collection (minus any titles already owned) with the unique Buy All button-for example, the Academy Award Nominees: Best Picture collection
Rotten Tomatoes™ movie ratings and reviews while shopping

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is the first to license content for sale in Canada through the new Kaleidescape Store, offering close to 2,000 movies and television shows. And by providing UltraViolet enabled titles, Kaleidescape makes sure its users can enjoy their movies on any mobile device.

"The Kaleidescape Store lives up to the high standard of quality we have come to expect from Kaleidescape with the added convenience of digital delivery," said Igor Kivritsky, owner of Canadian-based HiFi Center. "This really is the best of both worlds. With just a click of a button, users can download movies in the highest audio and video quality available without compromising their viewing experience. Plus customers no longer need to keep track of titles already purchased, wait for discs to arrive, or spend time organizing the discs."

"We are excited to introduce the Kaleidescape Store to our Canadian customers," said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. "We are changing the way people experience movies at home. With the Kaleidescape Store, the transition from disc to digital can be achieved with no compromise in quality."

From the flagship Kaleidescape Premiere product line-which can serve movie collections of any size to a virtually unlimited number of rooms-to the recently launched Cinema One-a movie player designed for easy setup in any living room-Kaleidescape provides an unrivaled way to enjoy films, television shows, and music, by combining pristine picture quality with high-fidelity sound and the convenience of Internet downloads.

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