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    Default Kaleidescape Ceasing Operations (say goodbye to Blu-ray image downloads)



    (say goodbye to Blu-ray image downloads)


    This is terrible and very disappointing that the best quality video and audio online company is going out of business unless a company like VUDU or Netflix purchases them. The Kaleidescape technology allowed consumers to download 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray images with lossless audio to a hard drive server. Consumers were able to purchase Blu-ray images online and watch it from any display in their home that is connected to the Kaleidescape network. If the Internet went down during an Internet outage, consumers would still be able to access all their movies on the hard drive server in their home.

    The mainstream consumer is happy with lower quality streaming services like VUDU and Netflix, and the best quality normally is not successful in the market do to cost issues, etc (streaming so far offers no lossless audio and lower bit rate video images).


    Another advantage with Kaleidescape is that ones Internet speed only matters in terms of how long the download takes. Not everyone has access to 10Gbps and 1Gbps Internet download speeds. In very rural areas consumers do not have access to fiber or cable TV service most of the time, in many rural areas ADSL2+ speeds over copper phone lines max out at 12Mbps download. 12Mbps is not fast enough to use 4K Ultra HD streaming services since the Internet is to slow (At least 50Mbps is recommended for 4K Ultra HD streaming). With Kaleidescape Blu-ray images could be downloaded to the hard drive server even on extremely slow Internet connections(of course the slower the Internet the longer the download takes).

    Verizon FIOS and other fiber optic cable/phone companies would be the ideal company to partner with or to purchase the Kaleidescape technology. Superfast 10GB and 1GB residential Internet service is ideal for downloading 100GB 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray images.Direct TV and Dish Network also use high-speed Internet connections with 4K video on demand downloads to the hard drive in their satellite receivers. VUDU and Netflix are streaming companies and might not be interesting in getting into downloads to the consumers hard drive.

    I hope that Kaleidescape and the Blu-ray image download technology will not disappear from the market place.When streaming companies go out of business consumers lose all the movies that they have purchased since the movies are located on the streaming providers server. However if no one partners or buys the Kaleidescape company and they do cease operations like the article mentions, then consumers will still be able to watch all the movies they purchased since the Blu-ray image was a download to the consumers hard drive server. The problem occurs when the image is erased on the consumerís hard drive or when the consumerís hard drive breaks, and then there will not be a Kaleidescape in existence in theory to download any replacement Blu-ray images that were purchased.


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    "A few weeks ago, Kaleidescape announced that it was ceasing operations due to a lack of funds. The high-end media server company has now secured new investments without a change of ownership, so it is able to resume business operations. Company stakeholders received the news via an email (reprinted below), in which Kaleidescape CEO Cheena Srinivasan details how the company plans to move forward and approach new projects."


    http://hometheaterreview.com/kaleide...es-operations/

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    Did Streaming Finally Kill Serving?



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