I received a system that included the Kaleidescape M Disc Vault that retails for $5,, an M Player ($4,) and a 1U Server ($9,). Convenience like this is costly — alone the Kaleidescape M Disc Vault costs $6, Couple the M with a Blue-Ray server and the cost. Insert your Blu-ray discs and CDs and the M Disc Vault automatically copies them onto your Kaleidescape System. Protected DVDs are not.

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The Interface The Kaleidescape system is as easy as an iPod to work yet offers much more flexibility and performance. There is no comparison on this one, Kaleidescape has the fastest movie start up times of any Blu-ray player available – period. The system is modular so you can always add on as your needs grow.

Press ok, and the M Disk Vault will eject your disks, one by one, in the order that they were originally inserted.

maleidescape New discs took a little while to load and the time for them varied. It occupies one rack space, thus the name 1U. When navigating the music interface you can select anything you like, song, albums, collections, etc. Unless the amber lights at the top and bottom of the slot are lit, you can insert another disk. It was great to watch the scenes and be reminded of the plot and many of the funnier scenes as well. Discs in the vault remain organized and easy to find.

The M Disc Vault stores up to Blu-rays and they can be networked together to accommodate larger libraries. While computer audio is becoming the norm, videophiles haven’t had it so easy making the switch from physical media to hard drives and servers.

Discs in the vault remain organized and easy to find. To retrieve one, simply kaleidescappe to the title using the onscreen display of any player, and select Kleidescape Disc. This is likely one of the coolest features for the mega user who could program each of their multiple m70 theaters to have their own dedicated intro.

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I could load discs onto the 1U server with the M optical drive, but the disc would need to stay in that tray, or be placed into another connected M series player or disk vault in order to be accessible. Medium width bars represent single songs while albums are in larger windows to show the entire album.


Kaleidescape has gone to a system-wide update plan so they add data for new releases periodically through updates to your system. The main way they moved forward to make their Blu-ray media server closed system legal was to actually include the disc in a player even if it’s also on a close-ended server.

Ken Taraszka January 30, When using the cover art method, pausing on any cover will prompt Kaleidescape to rearrange the remaining covers to similar or related discs. You can stream from a kaleidescappe of services that are billed as HD, though admittedly are only p.

If a Blu-ray disc is ejected, the system cannot play the movie until it is reinserted. Aesthetics be damned, the Kaleidescape system is designed to be rack mounted so other than their front fascias, they’re plain boxes. Continue to Page 2. The presence of a Blu-ray disc in the vault enables instant playback of the copy on the server by any M-Class player in the system.

Cycling through options will allow you to eject all your DVDs at once, all your CDs at once, all discs at once, or all your Blu-Ray discs. A new feature coming down the pike via a free firmware update allows the Kaleidescape M Series components to scale its output to 2.

Kaleidescape even monitors hard drive performance and will notify you or your dealer of impending failures. One really nice thing about the system is kaleidexcape you want to watch a Blu-ray you can select to watch either the disc, like you loaded it into any Blu-ray player, or just the movie.

Page 1 Page 2. The M Disc Vault connects to your home network with an Ethernet cable, and any number of disc vaults can be added to a Kaleidescape System. In the center, is the slot where you will insert and retrieve your discs, and to the right, are three buttons for controlling the M Disc Vault. Kaleideecape new M Series components don’t have to be connected to the Internet to import discs, even Blu-rays.


To expand your choices, simply download Blu-ray quality movies from the Kaleidescape Store. You could even upload your own home movies and use the web interface to edit home movies for super funny, or embarrassing, shorts for family and friends. The faster speed is a little slow for even kxleidescape medium sized collection I had on this system and could get frustrating with much larger collections.

This provides status updates, tells you how many Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, and CDs are in the vault, and also notifies you if you have any issues that may arise, such as a disc being inserted backward. Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating. A third faster speed would have been nice. Kaleidescape has an app for iPhone, iPad and Android users that assists you in building your media library by keeping your current collection organized and easily accessible on your phone.

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A drop down menu allows you to eject the disc from the vault, and depending on where the disc is in the tray will affect how quickly it ejects, but I found the M pretty speedy at finding and ejecting single discs. You can also eject individual disks at any time. You no longer look for a disc that may or may not be in their cases. In the older K-scape systems, you could import your DVDs or CDs and remove them yet still access them on your network. Protection against power surges Parts and labour coverage up to 3 additional years Service offered evenings and weekends where available Service available throughout North America Under written by a Canadian insurance company.

You can play them immediately or add them to the playback queue. One of the main benefits of the M Disc Vault is how easy it is to copy movies and music onto your Kaleidescape system.