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by Kevin Ray
t’s been called the Best of the Best by Robb Report. Others have described it as a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. It’s been identified as one of the hottest trends in home entertainment. It’s the Kaleidescape System–the award-winning entertainment server that delivers movie and music experiences that are more exciting and compelling than ever before. The Kaleidescape System simplifies the way movies and music are collected, managed, and enjoyed. The DVD and CD clutter as well as the frustration of having to organize them repeatedly is eliminated. Valuable space used to store all those discs can be reclaimed because DVDs, CDs, and home movies are readily accessible on the Kaleidescape System’s fail-safe hard disks. The Kaleidescape System can deliver movies and music instantly to any room, and because the Kaleidescape Interface is well-designed, simple, and intuitive, anyone including guests can easily enjoy movies and music at any time.
The extraordinary Kaleidescape Interface is simply the best. It provides the easiest and most entertaining way to reconnect with treasured movies and music. By simply placing a disc into the DVD reader in a Kaleidescape Movie Player or Music Player, the movie or album contents are imported and cataloged automatically.
The Kaleidescape’s exclusive Movie and Music Guide Service allows the Kaleidescape System to obtain information about each item, including high-resolution cover art, a synopsis or review, artist details, year of release, running time, and other information. After DVDs and CDs are imported into the Kaleidescape System, they never have to be touched again. Storage can be added to accommodate an expanding collection by inserting more disk cartridges, or by adding more Kaleidescape Servers to provide unlimited capacity. Even with thousands of DVDs, CDs and home movies, the Kaleidescape System allows for the effortless selection and enjoyment of any movie, album, or song.
Once an entertainment collection has been imported into the Kaleidescape System, everything happens immediately. No searching for DVDs or CDs, no fumbling with cases, and no waiting for a mechanical changer. Movies and albums instantly appear onscreen during browsing. Once a selection has been made, simply press PLAY, sit back and enjoy.
When a movie is played, there are no DVD menus, no trailers, and no advertisements. Kaleidescape’s Movie Guide Service provides patent-pending video bookmarks to allow for jumping to an episode of a television series, or playing a favorite scene. The viewing experience can be personalized by creating favorite scenes, and even linking them together to create a video collage.
The music feature of the entertainment server provides easy access to a particular genre or artist. Just select and press PLAY. Personal Mix Albums can be created quickly by combining favorite albums or songs. Kaleidescape’s Music Guide Service provides reviews of albums and artists that can be explored while listening to music.
The Kaleidescape experience comes without compromises. All content is imported into the Kaleidescape System at the highest quality possible, with no compression, so the viewing and listening experience is exactly as the artists intended. The Kaleidescape System is compatible with virtually any control system including sophisticated touch screens, simple IR remotes, or web-enabled devices. The award-winning Kaleidescape Interface allows for the effortless management and enjoyment of an entertainment collection. Even small children enjoy finding and starting their own movies and music!
The Kaleidescape System also provides a number of automation cues that can be used by advanced control systems, from manufacturers like Crestron and AMX, to automatically control lighting, set screen masking, move curtains, and make all the audio and video playback choices to optimize the entertainment experience. It’s like having a personal projectionist! Kaleidescape even provides parental controls so children are denied access to inappropriate movies.
Kaleidescape has made it easy for anyone to own the very best movies and capture the excitement, glamour, and drama that motion pictures can deliver. Each DVD collection is designed to help create an impressive movie library. For example, Kaleidescape’s Critics 150 includes arguably the best movies of all time. Kaleidescape also offers a Family Collection that has popular movies, perfect for young and old alike. Undiscovered cinema with The New York Times Best DVDs You’ve Never Seen, Just Missed, or Almost Forgotten Collection can also be explored.
The Kaleidescape Custom Introductions package turns an ordinary movie night into an authentic theatrical experience at home by providing six different personalized openings, and a movie trivia sequence. An even better experience can be created by combining these with Kaleidescape’s scripting capabilities.
The Kaleidescape System is the perfect platform for showcasing true High Definition content. Each Kaleidescape System purchase includes two groundbreaking wildlife films. Kalahari–The Great Thirstland and Kalahari–The Flooded Desert. The Kaleidescape System has changed the home entertainment experience for thousands of families and individuals around the world.
The Kaleidescape System is available through a network of dealers and distributors throughout the world. For further information contact Custom Audio Video or visit:
This article provided by Kevin Ray of Custom Audio Video, LLC. Member CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association)