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CES - 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8-11, 2007

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Page 15 - Kaleidescape

The Kaleidescape 5U and 1U servers. These servers now ship with 750GB drives, making storage space a non-issue

The Kaleidescape music player in action. The interface is quite polished and extremely well laid out. In an extremely smart feature addition, Kaleidescape now has enhanced views for your classical music. One example is that when you pull up, say, the 1812 Overture, it will additionally sort your versions by performance. Yay!

The new Kaleidescape movie player may have increased by $200 in price to a nice round $4,000, but they have added a DVD drive and the ability to rip your media right from it, instead of having to do it at the server itself.

The large touchscreen Kaleidescape controller is very intuitive and also very well designed.

The Kaleidescape system continues to impress. I asked about Blu-ray and HD-DVD and was told that they are a member of both camps, so once the technology matures, they will work on a product to include those formats. They are continually updating and improving the software, further adding to the value of your investment. Prices start at $10,000, which, while expensive, is still much less than when the product debuted.

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