Category "Home Theater"


Comparing Kaleidescape to Streaming Video

by shehryar

Kaleidescape movies are presented to you in full 4K HDR resolution, matching and sometimes exceeding the quality level of the actual disc or theatrical release. With thousands of uncompressed movies and TV shows at your fingertips, your entire family is sure to be pleased.

Taking your cinema experience to the next level in your home is simple, and Kaleidescape has the solution for all budgets. Let’s take a look at the Kaleidescape components below and contact us for more information or to set up an in-home demonstration


Your family just made the popcorn and sat down to enjoy a movie. You grab several remote controls and launch your Netflix app. You finally find your movie and press play. The movie starts and immediately you know something is not right. The screen becomes blotchy, pixelated and the sound does not appear to be true Dolby Atmos sound. The message appears, “Buffering” and you wait for the move to start again. That is the reality of streaming video services. Kaleidescape will never freeze, stutter or buffer. You will see a full-bandwidth 4K HDR movie in its full glory. That’s because you downloaded the movie from the online Kaleidescape movie store. It is not streaming. You are not relying on your unpredictable internet connection and you don’t have to deal with the amount of over-compression of the video streaming services.

Get ready to experience the Kaleidescape difference and have family fun finding and playing movies in your home.


  1. Strato S: The Strato S is the latest addition to the Kaleidescape lineup. A sleek design, delivering high-performance features. The Strato S can play 4K Blu-ray discs or 4K movies that are purchased from the Kaleidescape store. You can also enjoy your DVD’s which are upscaled to 4K resolution. Using its internal 12TB hard drive, the Strato S can hold over 300 movies including 4K HDR titles. Easily expandable, you can simply add another Strato S or a Terra movie server to store additional movies
  2. Strato C: Similar performance features of the Strato S, the Strato C is a smaller version that does not have any internal storage. Instead, it plays back movies that are stored on the Strato S or Terra movie server. Experience immersive audio and Ultra 4K HD video using the power of the Terra Server to quickly and effortlessly browse through thousands or movie titles, all in a sleek compact aluminum finished design
  3. The Terra Movie Server: With a capacity of up to 40TB of movies, the Terra Server can store over 1200 movies including 4K HDR titles. Easily expand to all of the rooms in your home using the compact Strato C players and enjoy a whole home cinema experience all watching different movies. Adding the Terra movie server will not only increase the storage capacity of your movies, but it will also speed up the browsing and playback as well as increase the download speeds from the Kaleidescape store.m the Kaleidescape store. You can also enjoy your DVD’s which are upscaled to 4K resolution. Using its internal 12TB hard drive, the Strato S can hold over 300 movies including 4K HDR titles. Easily expandable, you can simply add another Strato S or a Terra movie server to store additional movies

Once you install a Terra server in your home, you will fall in love with the performance of your system.


Movies not even available to the general public including the streaming services! You can now order movies and start enjoying them before anyone else. All in full 4K HDR resolution. A fun interactive experience, browsing the thousands of movies right on your TV is a feature not to miss. Choose from Blu-ray, 4K and the ultimate 4K HDR with true Dolby Atmos sound, your movie will be ready to watch when you are.

Using the all-new Kaleidescape mobile App, you can use your smartphone to not only browse and purchase movies from the store but also you can control your Kaleidescape system in your home. This makes your family fun to find and watch your favorite movies.

Kaleidescape fully integrates with all of the Smart home technology products. Epic Systems prefers Control4. Using your phone, iPad, in-wall touchpanels or the sleep Control4 Remote control, you can press 1 button and your movie experience comes to life. Closing the blinds, slowly lowering the lights, turning on your TV and AV system and instantly starting the movie. All without any of the movie trailers, previews, or warnings. Press start the movie and Enjoy it!

As a premier platinum dealer, Epic Systems can provide you with Kaleidescape here in northern New Jersey. Give us a call or send us a message to schedule a no-pressure demonstration in your Home today!


Home Theater with Control4: Grab Your Popcorn

by shehryar

Home Theater with Control4

Going to see a movie is exciting. As soon as the lights dim and the music begins to play, you enter into a different world. Now, imagine this experience from the comfort of your own home. You can create a movie theater experience that is all your own, right inside your house.

Consolidated Controls

Creating a home theater does not have to be a difficult operation. You want your entertainment investment to be easily controllable and modifiable to your needs. Using a single remote removes the need for many different remotes that control various functions. Press the “Movie” button on your remote. Immediately after, the projector screen turns on, lights dim, the surround sound activates and thousands of HD movie options appear.

Home theater systems can be configured to command the room lights and even fiber-optic “stars” on the ceiling. Included in home theater control systems are also the temperature settings, surround sound and a motorized lif that rolls down the projection screen, if that is your viewing screen of choice. This is the magic of a home theater experience: the special effects that engage all of your senses. Your home theater can allow you to escape reality for a moment and create a feel-good experience. When you combine whole-home automation with entertainment systems, you can optimize your home theater experience while enjoying your favorite cinema.

Lighting Scene

Watching a movie in a dark environment allows the movie display to appear more vivid, clear and bright This is where customized lighting automation comes into play. Under the command of a home theater system, the lights installed in your theater can slowly fade to black upon pressing “play”. This can be configured to leave some lights on, depending on your comfortability. Your smart home can detect when the movie is over and slowly turn the lights on again. You can customize other lighting scenes within your home theater. For example, a “Clean Up” scene allows the lights to be at full brightness for optimal cleaning; a “Gaming” scene allows the lighting by the seats to be brightly lit so that gamers can see their video game controls, and an “Intermission scene lights a pathway to snacks or the bathroom as to not disturb the other movie-goers.

Minimize Distractions

To prevent unnecessary interruptions, you can view surveillance cameras from the comfort of your own seat. Security camera footage can be viewed from a portable touch screen, control panel, keypad or smartphone. Integrating Control4 technology into your home theater can also allow you to speak with other family members around the house or visitors at the front door.

Creating a home cinema has never been more accessible with Control4 technology. Incorporating home automation into your home theater allows the scene to be set with a simple click of a button.

Incorporating immersive, high-resolution audio, high-definition video, projection screen, and customized lighting creates the ultimate home theater experience. Unsightly wires are not a concern as all of the equipment can be compactly organized and neatly tucked away in a closet and controlled via remote or touch screen.

All you’ll need is the popcorn.