Kaleidescape, the multi-room home movie server has optimized its UI and added Blu-ray support with the M500 and M300 players. Kaleidescape’s new M500 player works just like the old versions: Just load a disc—CD, DVD, or now Blu-ray and the player copies it onto a home server. Pretty straightforward.
But movie studios wrote a provision in the Blu-ray licensing agreement requiring the disc to be physically present whenever a copy of the movie is played. So, if you want to watch a copy of a Blu-ray movie on an M500, or one of the satellite M300 players, the disc must be present in an M500 somewhere on your network.