Michelle Clancy | 26-09-2013
Kaleidescape is headed to the Great White North with the Canadian launch of its Kaleidescape Store, which enables consumers to download movies with video and audio quality equal to Blu-ray disc and DVD.
The service was launched in the US in December 2012 and in the UK in May 2013, and is initially backed by a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros Digital Distribution, offering close to 2,000 movies and television shows. The service also enables the electronic delivery of special features and bonus content of films, and supports HD 1080p, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless soundtracks and bit rates matching physical media.
Users can upgrade their Blu-ray discs to digital downloads for $1.99, and can upgrade DVDs to Blu-ray-quality digital downloads for $6.99. It also offers automatic inclusion of UltraViolet rights (where available), for viewing purchased content from the cloud on TVs, PCs or mobile devices
"The Kaleidescape Store lives up to the high standard of quality we have come to expect from Kaleidescape, with the added convenience of digital delivery," said Igor Kivritsky, owner of Canadian-based HiFi Center. "This really is the best of both worlds. With just a click of a button, users can download movies in the highest audio and video quality available without compromising their viewing experience. Plus customers no longer need to keep track of titles already purchased, wait for discs to arrive, or spend time organising the discs."