That is because Kaleidescape is not just about delivering the highest quality content – all those great movies (and TV, etc.) where appropriate - but delivering it with the best picture quality possible today available to consumers.
That means in some cases, picture quality should be every bit as good as your local high quality Cineplex. So if you have a really large OLED TV or a quality projector, and a properly dark room, your experience should blow away the local cinema experience, and at least at home, if someone’s messing with their cell phones, it’s within your ability to control.
Editor’s note: If only Netflix was anywhere near as easy to navigate as this Kaleidescape I’m using! Great search function!
Kaleidescape supports 4K content, it supports DCI-P3 color with HDR – the same as the movie theaters. . Very little streaming content is currently supporting HDR, even if a lot of 4K is available. And, very little streaming even attempts the higher quality P3 color. (These things will change over time, of course).
Flash: Kaleidescape gets lots of movies before they are available on cable/satellite, or even Blu-ray, 4K UHD. A good example is the Joker, which has been available since I hooked up this Strato S before Christmas. (Blu-ray ships Jan 7). Will Smith in Gemini Man – also available for weeks, doesn’t ship until Jan 14th. Looks like in some cases movies will be available on Kaleidescape a month or more before other options!
Kaleidescape serves you new content first (well, 2nd after the theaters). That makes my wife very happy, since she hates waiting many months to see a movie we didn’t catch in the theaters!
Design and Use of the Kaleidescape system
Hardware – HDMI – networking, requirements for using the S
Setting up a Strato S is easy. It works wirelessly with your router. You do need to set up your account so you can buy content from the extensive Movie Store. The primary output is HDMI 2.0.
The Strato S can be rack mounted with a kit.