Kaleidescape’s digital store adds $2 Blu-ray-to-digital copy upgrades

Kaleidescape arrived at this year’s CEDIA event with a couple of fresh news items to accompany its mainstream-adjacent $3,995 Cinema One player. Its online Kaleidescape Store is getting a boost by adding the ability for customers to add digital …


Sony’s next 4K projector will be merely expensive, not outrageous

Sony has just announced the VPL-VW500ES 4K projector at IFA 2013 in Berlin, and though it didn’t name a price, said it’ll be much cheaper than its first 4K projector. Before you start re-arranging your theater room, though, the original VPL-VW1000…


Kaleidescape revamps Cinema One movie player with easier setup in mind

Kaleidescape’s Cinema One player has been many things to movie buffs, but “accessible” isn’t one of them — limited distribution and an emphasis on custom installs has kept it out of reach. The company is widening that scope with a redesigned Cine…


Editorial: High Fidelity Pure Audio starting a noble but losing battle

The announcement is wrapped in an aura of déjà vu: Universal Music Group is marketing an uncompressed, high-end digital audio format for Blu-ray called High Fidelity Pure Audio (HFPA). Where standard CD audio is 44.1KHz at 16 bits, H…


Hulu Plus update brings enhanced UI and controls to Roku, Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

Hulu Plus has been on a roll in the mobile world this month, dishing out a brand-new Windows Phone app and updates to its Android UI. Fortunately, the service is pushing out similar efforts to the home entertainment side as well: a new refresh is …


Kaleidescape’s online video store officially opens, promises Blu-ray quality downloads

Kaleidescape launched its online offering in beta late last year, and now it’s officially open, becoming what it claims is the first store to provide “internet delivery of Blu-ray quality movies.” The Kaleidescape Store goes beyond other 1080p ser…


Sony prices its 2013 home and shelf audio lineups, clarifies availability dates

Given Sony’s heritage, it’s no surprise that the company loves its audio — but we can imagine that some might be overwhelmed when the company has priced and dated the cores of its 2013 home and shelf audio lineups in one sitting. Don’t worry, we’…


Toshiba showcases 2013 AV range and updated Cloud TV platform (eyes-on)

Toshiba isn’t the first name you’d associate with exciting products, but recently we were invited to check out its 2013 selection of AV gear in the hope we’d be dazzled by pixel counts and the IQ of its revamped smart TV platform. We revisited a few …