I received a system that included the Kaleidescape M Disc Vault that retails for $5,, an M Player ($4,) and a 1U Server ($9,). Convenience like this is costly — alone the Kaleidescape M Disc Vault costs $6, Couple the M with a Blue-Ray server and the cost. Insert your Blu-ray discs and CDs and the M Disc Vault automatically copies them onto your Kaleidescape System. Protected DVDs are not.
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If a Blu-ray Disc is ejected, the system cannot play the movie until it is reinserted. It’s not a real issue as the M will rip the discs to the server by itself. Four more than four decades Trutone Electronics has been proudly serving the Greater Toronto Area with the greatest asset any specialty audio video dealership possesses: The Hookup The Kaleidescape system works over your hardwired home network.
Imagine if you started a film in the bedroom it came up calm and mellow, while in the main theater you might start off with the X-wing fighters of Star Wars heading into your name and theater over whatever you want. The average movie loaded in seconds, far faster than even the fastest Blu-ray player made. Within moments of the disc being recognized, it spun it into the carrousel and was available system wide.
There is no comparison on this one, Kaleidescape has the fastest movie start up times of any Blu-ray player available – period.
The presence of a Blu-ray Disc in the vault enables instant playback of the copy on the server by any M-Class player in the system.
The Interface The Kaleidescape system is as easy as an kxleidescape to work yet offers much more flexibility and performance. The scenes are uploaded to your system periodically and are useful for revisiting a movie like an old classic or for making demos.
You can stream from a host of services that are billed as HD, though admittedly are only p. Scenes can be edited and pasted together to create a custom intro for your systems but this needs to be done through a web browser.
The front of all the pieces is a frosted white and the panels illuminate either a soft blue, or orange when things go wrong or the pieces haven’t yet recognized each other after power up – like when I didn’t put the drives into the 1U server before trying to use the system.
Many of the bigger hits and classics also have a playback option called “scenes.
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Should you want to remove a disc it is as simple as selecting the title. It kaleidesvape even tell you what format you have it in, say if it was DVD and you just found it cheap on Blu-ray, you’ll be able to decide if it’s worth it.
This kaleidescapw a huge step forward, for anyone who has watched a Disney Blu-ray knows what a pain it can be sitting through what feels like hours of previews. Kaleidsecape system recognized all my films, even kalidescape adult content, without being connected to the Internet. You simply insert all your discs, one after another, and let the M Disc Vault do the rest. Each device will identify other Kaleidescape components and network together automatically, and their cumulative storage is available to every player on the network.
Connections are limited as this is a networked m70. Blu-ray won’t allow for this so the hard drive will not play a Blu-ray that it has not found in the disc vault or in a player’s optical drive on the network. And, it features a built-in MClass player. Even the fastest Blu-ray players will still just be on the menu by then. From the automatic import of Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, and CDs, to the ability to organize hundreds of your discs, the M Disc Vault is a wonderful way to build an incredible movie collection.
Once downloaded, installed and set up, you can scan any disc’s barcode with you phone’s built-in camera or manually type it in to see if you already have the disc. Reloading the disc into either the disc vault or the player does allow access to the movie and does not require reloading the film onto the hard drive.
Press ok, and the M Disk Vault will eject your disks, one by one, in the order that they were originally inserted. The vault can only import DVDs matching its configured region code. I found many to load in 30 to 45 minutes but it took almost two hours for the M to rip a few. The M Disc Vault is a great way to build an incredible movie collection and will allow you to insert and import up to discs at one time.
The M weighs 38 pounds empty and 49 loaded with discs.
Initially the service was only available in a few Video output from the players includes HDMI, component, composite and S-Video while audio options are stereo analog, coaxial and optical digital outputs. Medium width bars represent single songs while albums are in larger windows to show the entire album.
The bandwidth required of Blu-ray, HDMI specifications and copyright laws make a true Blu-ray quality media server a logistical nightmare. The Kaleidescape system is as easy as an iPod to work yet offers much more flexibility and performance.
It saves the lag time for your lens to slide in and or out for the various aspect ratios.
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Playback on the M Series system was impressive with near instant startup on playback. An M-Class player is integrated into the M Disc Vault; the disc vault plays the digital copies of movies and music stored on your Kaleidescape System.
Some newer kalejdescape did need to be connected to get cover art but for the most part it worked flawlessly without an Internet connection. If a Blu-ray disc is ejected, the system kaledescape play the movie until it is reinserted. You can easily scroll up and down through any playlist to jump to other songs. The Blu-ray Disc region code of the vault is set at time of purchase and cannot be changed by the customer.
In order to use this system to its potential you need to have enough disc vaults to hold all of your Blu-rays as well as enough server space to store them all on.
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To retrieve one, simply navigate to the title using the onscreen display of any player, and select Eject Disc. Kaleidescape has an app for iPhone, kalridescape and Android users that assists you in building your media library by keeping your current collection organized and easily accessible on your phone.
Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating. The scenes feature is totally customizable.