Here at Tech Digest we’re big fans of Kaleidescape. Basically it’s a video server that stores all of your DVDs in a giant hard disc library. Particularly impressive is the software that comes with it that enables you to choose your DVDs by cover, genre, year etc. – in fact everything that iTunes can do but for video. You can even access background information on each of your DVDs (including film synopsis, cast details etc) and store ‘video bookmarks’ of your favourite scenes. Anyway, just launched are two new DVD collections which owners can download directly to their video servers: The New York Times’ Best DVDs You’ve Never Seen and, seasonally enough, The Christmas Collection.
Costing £5350 the New York Times Collection includes 470 overlooked and under-appreciated DVDs while the Christmas Collection comes with 50 titles including seasonal classics, cartoons and contemporary children’s favourites. It costs £525. For a complete list of the movie titles included in each DVD collection, click here.