Kaleidescape Strato 4K Ultra HD Movie Player Review Specs

Specs 6-terabyte hard drive (stores up to 100 UHD movies); integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi; HDMI 2.0A/HDCP 2.2 handles UHD HDR content; Dolby Atmos/DTS:X audio support; 17 x 3.1 x 10 in (WxHxD); 13.7 lb
Connections: HDMI 2.0A/HDCP 2.2 (1), HDMI 1.4 (1, audio only), coaxial digital, Toslink optical digital, 3.5mm IR input, USB (1 for service, 1 for future use), Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet, 12-volt DC power
Price: $4,495

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Warrior24_7's picture

$4500-$8000 for a dead product. Even if it survived, who would spend that kind of money to watch downloaded movies? 24TB of HD space is less than a $1000 and iTunes is free. There are many ways that you go with too. I just do not see the benefits of this.

audioguy's picture

This is not a "for everybody" product. But having recently purchased the BD version of this product, it is worth every penny I paid for it. The list of benefits s much larger than even this review provided. Up unit I actually owned this product, I was a major nonbeliever. Not any more -and I am hopeful someone will come to the rescue.

Warrior24_7's picture

6 terabytes of internal storage ($4,495), The non-storage version is $1,000 less and either streams from another Strato with internal storage or pairs with Kaleidescape’s Terra Movie Server, which is available in capacities of 12 TB ($5,995) and 24 TB ($7,995).

Warrior24_7's picture

My problem is price and bang for your buck. At $3500 for the "non storage" (then you have to buy the server) unit absolutely fails against it's competition. An OPPO 105 Blu-Ray player comes with storage and is thousands less. An Xbox One gaming console will get you 1-2 TB of storage, a Digital TV tuner, and remote for about $500 or maybe a little more! You're watching the same movies! Build or buy a NAS system that functions as a media server for your home. A 24TB unit starting around $1300, a refurb is about $400 bucks! Everyone now has access to the same content when it becomes available so there is nothing special here, maybe there is, don't know.

brenro's picture

Add me to the perplexed list. You would have to have a pretty serious aversion to owning discs to choose this over one of the UHD blu ray players that cost a fraction as much. Plus there's 3d blu ray rental and hopefully eventually Netflix where you can rent UHD discs rather than shelling out $30 for movies you want to see but only once.

eugovector's picture

It will also be interesting to see how much of the previously purchased content persists if the Kaleidescape store folds. Hopefully owners don't lose the right to download/view their previously purchased content and play it back on other devices. More reasons to keep your content in open formats, when possible.

Warrior24_7's picture

I learned this lesson the hard way when I downloaded a movie to a PS3! It's now part of that PS3. Never again.

jaketillerson's picture

I'd love to know how the Encore (https://www.kaleidescape.com/products/encore/) compares to the Strato?