Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault, M500 Player, and 1U Server Reviewed
Kaleidescape has made its mark with its high-end DVD and Blu-ray distribution systems and media servers. While many DIYers have built their own solutions for serving movies across their home networks, Kaleidescape’s systems are intended to deliver the same experience to any user in a sleek, albeit expensive, turnkey package. At the heart of a Kaleidescape system is the Kaleidescape Server for storing copies of your DVD and Blu-ray movies. The server works in tandem with the M-class players and disc vaults for copying and playing back stored movies throughout the house. The need to keep the disc accessible to the server might seem to defeat the purpose for some users, but Kaleidescape may have put together a winning solution if you can live with the disc-access limitations and the price.
If you want a true server for native Blu-ray content throughout your home, Kaleidescape is the only company that has managed to work through the legal mess to release such a system. The Kaleidescape M Series players and disc vaults deliver 1080p video with Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD-MA to any room in your home over your wired network.