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Kaleidescape Details Alto Media Player for Blu-ray Quality Downloadable Movies & TV Shows  Print E-mail
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Written by High Def Digest   
Friday, 05 December 2014

Kaleidescape has announced the release of it newest product. The Kaleidescape Alto media player is geared toward home theater enthusiasts looking for a convenient way to watch high quality movies and TV shows.

"Kaleidescape provides more than just products," said Franklin Karp, COO at Audio Video Systems in Plainview, NY. "The company has always offered innovative value-added services ranging from system health monitoring to curating the best movie scenes to watch for bite-sized entertainment. Now the Kaleidescape Store delivers the best movies as digital downloads, with the stunning quality of Blu-ray and support for Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio multichannel soundtracks. Streaming devices and services fall well short of the standard our clients expect from the home theater environments we create for them."

With the Kaleidescape Alto, customers can store up to 100 downloaded movies in Blu-ray quality and 600 downloaded movies in DVD quality from the Kaleidescape Store. The store currently offers over 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons from major motion picture studios. HD content is presented in high-bitrate 1080p with lossless audio support, including Dolby Atmos where available. In addition, the device also offers standard Blu-ray and DVD playback, and users can upgrade many of their existing Blu-ray and DVD discs to Kaleidescape digital downloads through the player. Finally, customers can also link up to four Alto players together to increase their storage options.

"Our goal has always been to deliver Kaleidescape's high-end experience to millions of families," said Cheena Srinivasan, founder and CEO of Kaleidescape. "What makes Kaleidescape Alto possible is our Store, with incredible content, including movies available for download soon after their theatrical release. We help consumers discover and enjoy the finest movies, and we help the studios develop the emerging electronic-sell-through market segment. We have always served the custom residential market, and we plan to continue to build our success there."

The Kaleidescape Alto is now available in the US and Canada for a suggested retail price of $2,495.

Source: High-Def Digest via Kaleidescape

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