- Reference Video Product
- By John Senters
- Home Video | Home Theater | Digital Streaming
Kaleidescape Movie Servers
Kaleidescape is a movie streaming service that delivers high-resolution, sound and picture performance for home theater. Think of it as the QoBuz or Tidal for movies.
Why do I need this? Video-on-Demand (VOD) streaming from Apple, Hulu, Netflix etc… are not the same video or audio resolution as Blu-ray. They're not even close. They are downsampled with a data reduction algorithm - this is not compression - this is data reduction to speed movie download time and increase the ability to stream on lower bandwidth 50 to 20 Mbps WiFi networks. Just like audio MP3’s, the lower the bit-rate, the lower the resolution which noticeably degrades audio & video resolution.
Lower quality audio and video resolution is avoided on Kaleidescape's movie servers by delivering the highest resolution possible - the same as the original master recording - which in some cases surpasses the Blu-ray Disc and most certainly any other VOD.
The average movie from a VOD service averages 6-8 Mbps, while a quality BluRay disc is around 50 Mbps. The Kaleidescape delivers 65 Mbps. Kaleidescape has its own movie store for customers to download bit-for-bit Blu-ray movies to play on the Kaleidescape movie server.
With VOD competitors, most movie audio tracks are Dolby Digital Plus, a few services offer limited Atmos support, but it's a data reduction form of Atmos built on top of Dolby Digital Plus. With Kaleidescape, you have fully uncompromised, high resolution audio. Downloads offer the quality of Blu-ray, with uncompressed Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA soundtracks!
Ready for Audition
For high resolution TV’s and projectors in the home or a dedicated home theater, you have a movie that is equal to or superior than BluRay. Kaleidescape delivers the very best VOD movie experience. You can see and hear the difference.