Kaleidescape Disc Vault Stores 320 DVD or Blu-ray Movies

By · Friday, July 29th, 2011

Kaleidescape M700 Blu-ray Disc VaultWhat’s the difference between a movie watcher and a movie enthusiast? A movie watcher seeks entertainment in the company of friends and family while the movie enthusiast seeks a dramatic story, great acting, and amazing special effects. A movie watcher will use a laptop, smartphone, or TV to view a movie. An enthusiast prefers the comfort of their home theater with the projector and surround sound. A movie watcher still uses a DVD player, while the enthusiast has got his/her eyes on the new M700 Disc Vault from Kaleidescape.

This, movie enthusiasts, is no ordinary DVD/Blu-ray player. It is the centerpiece of a whole-house entertainment system that will change the way you watch movies. Here’s how it works:

The Kaleidescape System consists of a central server installed somewhere in your home, such as an electronics rack or closet in your entertainment room. The Disc Vault stores the original replicated DVD/Blu-ray discs which are copied to the movie server. Each room in the house can have a Kaleidescape player, which streams movies and music from the server. In a nutshell, it’s like running your own private Netflix.

The Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault is not just a carousel, it is a “Disc Vault” that will store up to 320 DVD, Blu-ray, or replicated CD discs. These discs are then transferred to the Kaleidescape server which can stream the stored movies to one or more players simultaneously. All of the hardware is connected to your home’s Local Area Network (LAN) with standard Ethernet cables.

Adding another user is as easy as adding another player to the network. This allows each room in the house to access the whole family’s movie collection on-demand. Kaleidescape’s unique software gives you an interactive menu to browse your movie collection with ease.

This system is a great way to organize a large collection of movies and saves the time of having to hunt through the shelves for a specific title or disc. As we mentioned, it also supports replicated DVD discs and audio CDs for storing on your network-attached server.

The Kaleidescape system is an “out of the box solution” that adds on-demand access to your entire movie library from any room in the house. It’s easier than building your own customized home theater PC (HTPC) and offers an easier-to-use menu and navigation system than a network-attached storage (NAS) device.

Adding the M700 disc vault to your home entertainment system doesn’t come cheap. The system itself is $5,995, and when paired with a 1U server retails for $15,990. This may seem like a lot of money, but the Kaleidescape system also has professional applications outside of the home. The company also sells products for use in marine and aviation industries. For the ultimate in home movie convenience though, it’s hard to beat the M700 Disc Vault from Kaleidescape!

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