If you are like me, you may have been streaming a movie or show over the past few weeks and had the frustrating experience of seeing the quality go in to a pixelated very low quality image, or pause, or stop streaming properly. This is a situation that you may have encountered before. Now, with the current situation, so much more demand has been put on the internet capacity we share that even service providers like Netflix are throttling bandwidth and quality settings to maintain the internet capacity.
We are not complaining about it, or suggesting in any way that this is not the correct course of action. However we don't like to watch poor quality choppy movies and there is a solution.....
A dedicated movie storage device gives us all the convenience of being able to order something from the comfort of home. It has the added advantage of a local source of media that doesn't depend on the varying quality of the internet. The movie is downloaded in the server instead of being streamed as you watch it.
What this means to you is that the video and audio are delivered in perfect condition, not compressed or altered. The result for you is the best possible experience in your media room or theater.
Kaleidescape is the device that can deliver this. There are other options that can copy and store DVDs, but Kaleidescape has a uniquely designed system, as well as relationships with movie studios, that allows you to purchase and download the movie directly to your device without having to worry about a physical disc.
The good news is that this device is ready to use with your existing system right away. This means there is no complicated re-programming, it is simply a matter of plugging in the device where your other equipment is already connected (like Apple TV and cable box). And you are ready to start using it right away.
The Strato Series is the all in one plug and play solution. The storage system and player start at about $6k.
No need to worry about your internet connection , just select the movie, let it download in the background while you are having dinner or sleeping, and it's ready for you to play anytime. There are different storage options that can accommodate hundreds of movies. If you would like to stream movies simultaneously in another room there are also client players that can be added to allow separate movies to be played from your library at the same time.
With movie theaters closed, and streaming quality deteriorating, you can enjoy an even better experience for you and your family in your own home.