Kaleidescape has launched the Kaleidescape Alto, a movie player that is targeted at consumers in the United States and Canada that own home theaters with large screen TVs and multichannel audio.
Kaleidescape Alto is the first movie player to import 100% of its locally-stored content from the cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store, which offers over 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons licensed from the major motion picture studios, all in Blu-ray or DVD quality.
Kaleidescape Alto stores downloaded content on a hard drive, capable of holding up to 100 movies in Blu-ray quality (600 movies in DVD quality). It can be also
combined with other Kaleidescape Alto players to create a system that supports up to four viewing zones, and stores up to 400 movies in Blu-ray quality (2,400 movies in DVD quality). Consumers can also upgrade their DVDs and Blu-ray discs to digital versions downloaded from the Kaleidescape Store.
Kaleidescape Alto is available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada, at a recommended retail price of $2,495.