Kaleidescape Launches Alto Player

Movie player takes downloads but won't copy discs
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Movie player takes downloads but won't copy discs

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Kaleidescape introduced Wednesday its Alto movie player targeted for home theater enthusiasts.

The Kaleidescape Alto, available today at a $2,495 suggested retail through a network of residential system installers, is billed as the first movie player to import 100 percent of locally-stored content from the Cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store.

The company said it now offers a library of more than 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons licensed from the major motion picture studios with movies and TV shows available in Blu-ray HD or DVD quality.

The company has licensing agreements in place with Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, and NBCUniversal, with more expected to be announced soon.

Key features include an easy to navigate user interface, the ability to download content on to a 4TB hard drive – up to 100 movies in Blu-ray quality (600 movies in DVD quality); the ability to connect with other Alto players to create a system supporting up to four viewing zones and offers the ability for users to upgrade DVDs and Blu-ray titles to digital versions for download from the Kaleidescape Store.

 “Our goal has always been to deliver Kaleidescape’s high-end experience to millions of families,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape founder and CEO. “What makes Kaleidescape Alto possible is our Store, with incredible content, including movies available for download soon after their theatrical release. We help consumers discover and enjoy the finest movies, and we help the studios develop the emerging electronic-sell-through market segment. We have always served the custom residential market, and we plan to continue to build our success there.”

Unlike earlier Kaleidescape players, Alto will not import content directly from DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.

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