When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

At-home media and theater software technology

At-home media and theater software technology has greatly improved over the last few decades. The days of going to a store to rent a movie transitioned to premium movie channels such as Showtime and HBO. The rise of online streaming thanks to YouTube, Hulu and Netflix has made movie viewing more instant, convenient and affordable than ever.

For those with home theaters, these online movie streaming services suffice for their viewing pleasure.

Some have attempted to enhance their at-home movie viewing experience further by investing in large-screen, smart TVs that show TV programs and movies in 1080p all while streaming them online.

Surprisingly, many home-theater buffs think this technology is “good enough.”

When Good Isn’t Good Enough

Watching movies at home has greatly advanced so that the experience is convenient, easy and more stunning than in the past. Netflix, for instance works for the amateur movie buff who doesn’t mind the bothersome, inconvenient buffering, stream lagging and less than ideal display resolution.

When it comes to TVs, there is something to be said that “bigger is better.” The point of a home theater is to come close to replicating the movie theater experience. A bigger screen is definitely one step closer to achieving that. However, you can have the largest sized TV screen that can fit in a room and still have poor screen resolution. Poor screen resolution is just as bad as having a small TV. 1080p resolution TVs are a step up from TVs of yesteryear, but there are even better TV resolutions out there that can Show your favorite movies with even greater sharpness and clarity.

While online movie streaming and high-resolution TVs are good and can easily suffice for those who are new to the home theater pastime and/or who don’t spend every free minute watching the year’s most-talked about movies, better technology is still available that can produce an even more breathtaking at-home movie watching experience.

A Better Home Theater Viewing Experience

What is this new and improved home theater experience? How can you upgrade your home theater from “pretty good” to “excellent”? For starters, it starts with movies that play in 4K ultra HD without the annoying buffering, or the introductory previews.

This technology can be found in Kaleidescape Strato movie player.

The Kaleidescape Strato movie player will upgrade your movie playing and viewing experience so you’ll get an at-home experience closer to that of the movies.

With the Strato, you, your family and guests will enjoy your favorite movies in true 4K ultra HD and HDR, combining the crisp details, color and sound all with the convenience of the getting your movies with a quick browse of the Internet.

While you can get movies online through Netflix, the movies on the Strato are downloaded and stored from a Kaleidescape movie server which has thousands of titles available. The Strato plays these movies instantly in 4K Ultra HD with speeds up to 100 Mbps and 60 frames per second. The Strato also doesn’t have those annoying start-up delays, buffering, drops in quality and trailers. You’ll also be able to skip ahead to your favorite scenes or songs without the long process of fast-forwarding.

You’ll also enjoy an internal 6 or 10 terabyte (TB) hard drive that can store up to 1500 DVD quality videos, 330-Blu-Ray quality movies and 180 4K Ultra HD movies.

The Kaleidescape Movie Store: Thousands of Movies at Your Fingertips

The Kaleidescape Movie Store has a massive movie library of Hollywood’s finest major motion-picture studios. Here, movie aficionados can browse more than 180 4K ultra HD titles and thousands of Blu-Ray HD quality movies.

You can decide to continue to settle for “good enough” for your home theater movie viewing experience or you can upgrade to “better” with a Kaleidescape Strato movie player. With a Strato movie player, you can watch movies in 4K ultra HD quality at 60 scenes per second. Unlike other online movie platforms, the movies on the Strato are downloaded from Kaleidescape’s extensive movie server. Buffering and fast-forwarding are now things of the past.

If you’re ready to step up your home theater game, contact Kaleidescape today to learn more about the Strato movie player and their other home theater media products.


A large TV with a 1080 screen quality and Internet-based movies may be “good enough” for some home theater buffs. Discerning movie aficionados, however, want better which can be found in Kaleidescape’s Strato player.