Only 142 more days before Kaleidescape changes!
Kaleidescape has ended their decade long lawsuit with the DVD Copy Control Association. As of November 29th, 2014, all Kaleidescape systems purchased after this date will only be able to play your favorite DVD movies by the physical disc rather than the DVDs being copied to the system...
Kaleidescape has ended their decade long lawsuit with the DVD Copy Control Association. As of November 29th, 2014, all Kaleidescape systems purchased after this date will only be able to play your favorite DVD movies by the physical disc rather than the DVDs being copied to the system. As for BluRay, as long as you have a copy of the movie in the Vault, you will continue to be able to playback these movies from the server system. There is no need to fret if you have a Kaleidescape system already, as long as it was purchased before November 29th, 2014, you are grandfathered in to keep using the system as you do now. The company says that by the time this new agreement comes into play, they expect to have most DVDs in their collection for download and accessible from their online store.
This lawsuit doesn’t mean the end of Kaleidescape as we know it. This simply means that the company can evolve into a more digital medium where you can download your favorite movies in HD. The real introduction of this move forward was in May, when they announced that UltraViolet will be more prominent than ever in their store. UltraViolet will give you the ability to view all new movies purchased on the Kaleidescape store through other media like tablets and computers. You can even convert your new and existing DVDs and Blu-ray to UV quality digital copies for less than $2.00 per title. You can also have the best of both worlds by converting your DVDs into Blu-ray digital copies with a UV copy as well for less than $6.00 per title. In addition, these changes provide the ability to transfer your existing UltraViolet movie collection that you currently view through streaming media services like Flixster, VUDU, and Target Ticket to your Kaleidescape system at no additional cost! This way, all of the movies in your collection are accessible on one system. Kaleidescape is working to bring their customers a bright future full of the best quality digital movies that you can experience in the comfort of your own home.
If you’d like to buy one of the Kaleidescape systems, there’s still time! Call a Control Designer representative today!
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