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Kaleidescape Introduces Cinema One

August 4, 2013

YellowBrix

Kaleidescape, a company focusing on movie servers, announced it is bringing its home theater experience to a broader audience with the all-new Cinema One.

According to a release, Cinema One lets consumers store and instantly access up to 100 Blu-ray or 600 DVD-quality movies in the highest audio and video quality available. With this new form factor and price, the Kaleidescape Experience is no longer limited to custom installations.

"Magnolia has been demonstrating the Kaleidescape System in the theaters of our design centers for years," said Bill Beverley, VP of Retail Sales, Magnolia Audio/Video. "But until now, Kaleidescape's products have been installed in large home theaters and whole-home integrated audio/video systems. With Cinema One, we can now offer the same experience in a simple-to-install and easy-to-use movie server to anyone who wants to have a truly theatrical movie experience."

Kaleidescape said Cinema One provides a better home theater experience by letting viewers watch their Blu-ray and DVD movies without the delays of previews, menus or ads. Thanks to its user interface, viewers can browse through hundreds of movies in a snap, no longer having to search through stacks of DVD cases. What's more, Cinema One connects to any home automation system. So when users press Play, the lights go down, the masking is set, and the movie starts instantly, creating a truly theatrical movie experience. And with the CinemaScape video-processing mode, Cinema One is the best source device available for a 2.35 home theater.

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

With Cinema One, viewers can download movies directly from the Kaleidescape Store--the only store that offers movie downloads with the same audio/video fidelity of Blu-ray discs. Downloads include all special features, audio tracks and extra content otherwise available only on the physical disc.

"Today, Blu-ray discs are the reference standard for the discerning viewer, but they're not as convenient as streaming," said Doug Blackburn of Widescreen Review. "The Kaleidescape Store is currently the only way to download movies with precisely the same audio/video fidelity as Blu-ray. With Cinema One, anyone looking for the ultimate home theater experience without the inconvenience of physical discs will find Kaleidescape to be the best possible option for a theater system that will impress the owner, family and friends."

The Kaleidescape Experience is powered by the company's Movie Guide, which contains nearly a quarter million titles. Movies are presented with gorgeous high-resolution cover art and a short synopsis. As viewers browse their collection, the onscreen user interface highlights similar films based on genre, director, actors and more. Kaleidescape experts have handpicked thousands of the most memorable scenes in films, concerts and musicals so viewers can jump directly to the best parts of their favorite movies.

"The excellent video displays and sound systems found in homes today create a real need for a device that makes it easy to instantly view Blu-ray quality movies," said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. "High-capacity hard disk drives, increasing Internet bandwidth, and the new Kaleidescape Store have made it possible to deliver the Kaleidescape Experience to anyone who enjoys watching movies at home."

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