It is run by a group of enthusiastic Kaleidescape owners and dealers purely as a service to this community.
... but we strongly encourage you to register for a full account. There is no cost to register for a full account.
I can tell you on my 64" plasma a sample of 1080P I tried looked very pleasing.
Its really not an alternative to K for many of us here, BUT, while I like owning the movie, I think there many that do the math and say- gee for $5 or so I can rent a HD quality movie whenever I want and I'll probably only watch it once anyway. Compare with spending the money for the disc which is many times that plus the server and other equipment.
I guess while Apple TV isn't truly an alternative for us here, I can see some people cross shopping it and other devices.
I am about to get Apple TV but I am planning on using it for auditioning shows/movies, if I like something I will still buy a hard copy.
Apple TV has enormous potential given the might of Apple it will be interesting to see how it develops.
I am a collector and I still prefer a disc on the shelf and a copy on the server. If I own a hard copy I am assured of its future availability.
And they still call this just a "hobby"... I wonder what happens when they decide its an actual business...
Sort of off-topic, but I wanted to ask....
If I buy an 'album' through the iTunes store, I am entitled to make a hard copy to put on my shelf, so to speak. If I take that and then attempt to import it to Kaleidescape, would it work as if I purchased the CD at Best Buy? I could try it, but I was just wondering....
Well if AppleTv or Google get more powerful, Kaleidescape might have to come down on there price.
Kaleidescape Does one thing and does that one thing very well. However I would love to see more integration with h mor third parties to allow also access things like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Spotify so it’s a control center for all my entertainment needs and avoid multiple boxes of iTunes multiple interfaces.