Kaleidescape, makers of movie players and movie servers, which provide a store of movies to rent and buy, and Keith Yates Design (KYD), a world-renowned master of the science of theater design and acoustic engineering, announced a strategic partnership to bring premium content and a home theater environment to those who can afford their products and services.
What Kaleidescape Provides
Kaleidescape offers several movie servers and players that work in conjunction with an online store where you can rent or buy movies (prices vary) in DVD, Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray video quality (including HDR), as well as access to advanced audio (Dolby Atmos/DTS:X) and access to any special features you might find on disc versions.
The Kaleidescape Movie Store offers over 12,000 movie titles for purchase and over 8,000 for rent in DVD or Blu-ray Disc quality. Kaleidescape also offers over 400 movies in 4K UHD and growing.
Kaleidescape also includes access to a mobile app for browsing and managing content.
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What Keith Yates Design (KYD) provides
KYD is a leading design and engineering company specializing in private theaters and high-end screening rooms. KYD uses a scientific approach supported by engineering tools and an in-house team of architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers and construction administrators.
Since 1991, KYD has focused on envisioning, modeling, optimizing, documenting, testing, and calibrating these places for filmmakers and technologists as well as everyday movie buffs and music lovers who may afford their services.
The goal is to ensure that customers not only have a visually pleasing home theater layout, but that the layout allows all components to perform at their best and the customer enjoys the best possible home theater experience without noise. unwanted ambient, such as echoes, projector fans. and HVAC systems.
KYD offers three levels of service:
- Essential – This is a basic version of KYD’s acoustic design and engineering elements that provide a great experience for those on a more limited budget.
- Red – A complete service of design, engineering, construction drawings and exhaustive tests. KYD stays with the client every step of the way to ensure the custom interior design delivers the immersive experiences desired.
- black label – When cost isn’t an issue, the Black Label service provides the science of R&D to address performance-limiting issues that seem to have no known solution. Such projects resulted in a number of our first inventions in the industry.
To dive deeper, check out the KYD services page and FAQ
An example of their work is the AVS Forum award-winning Home Theater of the Decade that KYD designed and implemented for cinematographer Rob Hahn.
Although KYD has been recommending Kaleidescape systems to its customers for some time, this partnership allows the two companies to work more closely together on home theater projects by merging the best content source option with the best home theater design.
To mark this partnership, each KYD Theater ordered with a Kaleidescape system will come with a one-of-a-kind hardcover book highlighting the design and engineering of the KYD Theater.