Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player

kaleidescape-movieplayer-1214Kaleidescape today announced the launch of the Kaleidescape Alto, a movie player that is the first movie player to import 100 percent of its locally-stored content from the cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store — with over 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons licensed from the major motion picture studios.

Kaleidescape Alto can play directly from a Blu-ray disc or DVD and use the Kaleidescape Movie Guide and video bookmarks to start movies right at the beginning without trailers and warnings and access scenes and songs. The slot-loading optical disc drive can also be used to recognize discs and present digital offers via the onscreen user interface. Digital offers allow physical discs to be converted into digital downloads so that movies can be watched instantly without having to find and handle a disc or having a disc present in a player or disc vault.

Kaleidescape Alto is based on Kaleidescape M-Class architecture, a platform for the onscreen user interface and for playing Blu-ray content. Blu-ray quality movies on disc or downloaded from the Kaleidescape Store are played in high-definition video with lossless audio, including support for 1080p video with 24 frames per second, and bitstream pass-through of Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio multichannel soundtracks.

The rack-mountable or desktop player weighs 10-pounds and is 17”wide x 10” deep and 3” high. Outputs include HDMI and optical audio and it supporst all movie aspect ratios including 2.35:1.

Here is a spec sheet.