Meet the New WiCT Board Members

February 20, 2023

Last month, Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) added Amanda “Mandy” Beckner, CEDIA’s vice president of education and training, and Norma Garcia-Muro, vice president of marketing at Kaleidescape, to its board. We sat down with Beckner and Garcia-Muro to chat about their recent appointment and their plans for the organization. rAVe: What motivated you to join […]

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BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Kaleidescape and madVR

October 3, 2022

I’ve been attending CEDIA Expo for 20+ years. In case you don’t know what it is, CEDIA Expo is the industry’s premier high-end residential AV show — filled with stuff to make your home smarter, build the ultimate home cinema or tech that makes nesting a home better. No, this isn’t CES — the Consumer […]

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Hisense Partners With NextLevel Acoustics, Trinnov, Kaleidescape and More for CEDIA Expo 2022

September 12, 2022

Hisense just announced a partnership with NextLevel Acoustics, Trinnov, Kaleidescape and a few others to showcase the “ultimate home theater experience” at the CEDIA 2022 Expo. Hisense’s award-winning Laser TV lineup, including the latest PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema and L5G 4K Smart Laser TV, will be featured alongside NextLevel Acoustics’ new Reference Cinema in-wall / on-wall loudspeaker series — […]

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Trinnov Audio to Debut 11.4.6 Channel Theater Demo with DTS:X Pro Technology at CEDIA

August 27, 2019

Trinnov Audio has announced its CEDIA Expo plans. As one of the first companies to bring DTS:X Pro technology to home theaters with its Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors, Trinnov will demonstrate the North American debut of DTS:X Pro in Sound Room 19, featuring an 11.4.6 channel immersive audio system. This demo is in partnership with […]

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Procella, Trinnov and Kaleidescape Combine at ISE for Super-Stand

January 22, 2019

Want an immersive home theater experience at ISE!? When Trinnov announced the Altitude48ext, that gave Porcella more channels to play with. So they’ve redesigned their sound room to take advantage of a higher channel count to produce an immersive and cinematic audio experience. That means a 21.4.10 channel system. Start with five screen channels — […]

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Wisdom Audio to Showcase Sage Cinema Series in Luxury Private Theater at CEDIA 2018

August 2, 2018

Wisdom Audio will demonstrate the benefits of Line Source loudspeaker design and the superior clarity and dynamics of the Sage Cinema series at CEDIA 2018. This 18-seat, three-row theater will feature a 9.4.6 Immersive audio presentation using a bi-amplified front stage of Wisdom Audio’s Sage Cinema Series Line 3, a Modular Line Source, in combination […]

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Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player

December 4, 2014

Kaleidescape 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 […]

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Kaleidescape and DVDCCA End Decade-Long Kerfuffle

June 3, 2014

Kaleidescape and the DVD Copy Control Association, Inc., the licensor of CSS (Content Scramble System), announced this month an agreement to jointly end their decade-long lawsuit. Kaleidescape and the DVD CCA jointly settled the case in the 6th District of the California State Court of Appeal and the Superior Court of Santa Clara County. Under […]

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Media Servers Never Worked Out, And That’s Good

December 26, 2013

There are those who say that the greatest curse is remembering. Occasionally, I’ll go back into the archive on my hard drives of AV articles I’ve written in years past and browse. And I cringe when I read stories and editorials I wrote where, with the perspective of time, I can see that I was […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 43: The Kaleidescape Podcast

December 12, 2012

I don’t think the recent Warner Bros. and Kaleidescape partnership matters. Sorry! Oh, and don’t forget to go to your local AV Holiday Party tomorrow. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Kaleidescape Faces Big Loss in Long Court Battle with DVD CCA

March 28, 2012

Kaleidescape will be forced to stop selling its DVD movie servers next month, per a new court ruling issued earlier this week. Earlier this month, Kaleidescape had lost another fight in a long and on-going court battle with the DVD Copy Control Association (CCA), which licenses the technology that controls the copy protection for DVDs. […]

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Kaleidescape Loses Court Case, Ordered to Stop DVD Storage

March 13, 2012

Kaleidescape’s been fighting a court battle to keep its DVD-server business alive nearly since its inception back in 2001. The company started out as a $50,000+ DVD server company that aimed its wares at the high-end HomeAV market (i.e., CEDIA) and even added Blu-ray (and HD-DVD way back when) to its ripping and storing services […]

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Kaleidescape Adds Auto-Importing and Blu-ray Storage

January 4, 2012

Kaleidescape has announced it’s finally shipping the M700 Disc Vault, a server-based system that simplifies the process of adding movies and music to a Kaleidescape system. The M700 works in conjunction with a Kaleidescape 1U Server in a basic system — a more complex system could have multiple servers, players and disc vaults. The M700 […]

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Kaleidescape Introduces “Affordable” Mini System

May 17, 2009

Kaleidescape recently announced the availability of the Kaleidescape Mini System, which is the first Kaleidescape product to integrate a complete multi-zone Kaleidescape system into a single component, and the first to include a remote control. It is priced about 40 percent less than the regular Kaleidescape system. The base Mini System stores up to 75 […]

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