Kaleidescape’s Cinema One Named 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree11 Dec, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Streaming device touted as the only system to support Blu-ray Disc quality movie downloads
Upscale movie server company Kaleidescape Dec. 11 said its Cinema One streaming media player has been named a 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the home audio/video components category.
The $4,000 Cinema One combines picture quality with high-fidelity sound to transform the living room into a home theater. Unlike streaming services, Cinema One lets viewers watch movies in true bit-for-bit Blu-ray and DVD quality — whether imported from CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc, or downloaded from the Kaleidescape Store.
Cinema One can store and play up to 600 DVD or 100 Blu-ray movies. Kaleidescape also knows exactly where a feature film starts, so viewers go straight to the picture, with no delays from previews, menus, or ads. This family-friendly movie server has also been designed to meet the needs of young children by automatically switching to a simplified user interface with a specially designed child remote.
“Cinema One brings the Kaleidescape experience to a wider audience, and we are honored by this nomination from the Consumer Electronics Association,” said Michael Malcolm, founder, chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape, in a statement. “With Cinema One’s intuitive interface, comprehensive movie guide and ability to download true Blu-ray quality movies online, we are now able to deliver the same great experience to many more people around the world.”
Kaleidescape is offering new owners of its Cinema One player 50 free movies through the end of the year.