(March 25, 2021) During the last 20 years, Kaleidescape has collected over 50 industry awards and installed equipment in select home theaters and superyachts around the world. It truly has no peer, remaining the premier online provider of films with full-fidelity and video. Its current catalog offers over 12,000 titles for purchase and more than 8,000 titles for rent, with Premium Video On-Demand access to just-released films.
The company was born from enthusiast passion and a desire to tackle a problem with a high-quality approach. At the time, Blu-ray technology was still in development and DVDs ruled the roost.
“I started Kaleidescape, with cofounders Cheena Srinivasan and Dan Collens, in February of 2001,” explains Michael Malcolm, chairman of Kaleidescape’s board of directors. “I had just built my first home theater at a time when the only practical movie source was a DVD disc. But DVDs were inconvenient to purchase, store, find, and play. We imagined and created new products and a cloud infrastructure that would deliver high-fidelity movies through the Internet, store them digitally in the home, automatically organize them, and make them easy to play in any room.”
While Kaleidescape started by storing digital copies of customers’ DVD and Blu-ray Discs, it has grown into an elite curator of a complete home theater experience. Through its integration with popular control systems, internet access to tens of thousands of hours of content, and compatibility with cutting-edge audio and video technologies, Kaleidescape allows the enjoyment of film to be the central focus.
Beyond its current mission to “design and manufacture the industry’s leading home movie servers and players for custom installation,” Kaleidescape remains a beacon of hope for enthusiasts that strictly desire the AV purity offered by a physical disc experience. As the disc market continues to erode, a platform like Kaleidescape proves that technologies exist to take its place.
As part of its 20th-anniversary celebration, cinematographer and director Barry Sonnenfeld (Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, Big, When Harry Met Sally, Get Shorty, The Addams Family, Men in Black, and more) shared his experience with the Kaleidescape platform. Watch the video (below) to hear his thoughts and see his private theater in an elite Telluride, Colorado home.
For more information about Kaleidescape or to find a dealer, visit https://www.kaleidescape.com.