Kaleidescape M500 Player With Built-In Blu-Ray Disc and CD Reader

Model: M500 UPC: 850860005239 Item: 151122

Overload your weekend with a non-stop movie marathon using the Kaleidescape M500 Player. This movie server will read your Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs, and allows you to store them with ease. Afterwards, it allows you to play your entire library without using discs, and supports high-definition video with lossless audio. You'll never go back to switching discs again!

Product Information

The M500 Player is based on Kaleidescape's M-Class architecture, a powerful platform for the onscreen user interface and for playing Blu-ray content. Blu-ray movies are played in high-definition video with lossless audio, including support for 1080p video with 24 frames per second, and bitstream pass-through of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The exclusive Kaleidescape Movie Guide provides cover art, synopses, and details like actors, directors, genres and ratings. Songs on concert films are indexed for easy access. Movies start instantly, without advertisements, trailers or menus. The M500 Player also copies your Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CDs onto your Kaleidescape server.

An M500 Player can play directly from a Blu-ray Disc, DVD or CD, or from the copy stored on your server. For Blu-ray, playback must be enabled by the presence of the physical disc in one of your M500 Players or a disc vault.



Kaleidescape M500 Player Specifications:


  • 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz universal input
  • 36 W typical consumption (27 W standby, 42 W max)


  • Operating: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
  • Storage: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 ft (3000 m)
  • Heat output: 143 BTU/hr (42 W) max
  • Airflow: 7 CFM (12 m³/hr)


  • CSA (IEC 60950-1:2001, CSA 60950-1-03)
  • FCC Class B
  • CE
  • GOST R
  • RoHS compliant

Disc Media

  • CD Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DualDisc, Blu-ray Disc

Blu-ray Disc

  • BD-Live
  • Profile 2.0

Regional Playback Control

  • DVD region code can be changed up to four times
  • Blu-ray Disc region code cannot be changed by user-  KPLAYER-M500-A (region A)-  KPLAYER-M500-B (region B)-  KPLAYER-M500-C (region C)

Any M500 Player can import any Blu-ray Disc. An imported Blu-ray movie will play if a component of the system matches the region code specified by the disc.

A component can only import a DVD matching the region code of the component. Any player can play any DVD movie once it has been imported.

Video Outputs

  • HDMI
  • Component YPbPr (RCA connectors)
  • S-Video
  • Composite (RCA connector)

Video Modes

  • 1080p60/50/24, 1080i60/50, 720p60/50, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i

Audio Outputs

  • HDMI
  • Digital coaxial (RCA connector)
  • Digital optical (TosLink connector)
  • Analog stereo (RCA connectors)

Audio Formats

  • Bitstream pass-through of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS Digital Surround
  • MPEG Audio
  • PCM

USB Port

  • USB 2.0 (type A) to optional Modular Disc Vault


  • 100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ45 connector)


  • Kaleidescape Remote included
  • Front-panel IR receiver window
  • IR input (1/8 in. mini-plug)
  • RS-232 control port (DB-9 male)


  • Minimum 1 in. (2.5 cm) ventilation space at the front
  • Minimum 2 in. (5 cm) ventilation space at the rear

Limited Warranty

  • 2 years (extendable)


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What is the storage capacity? I have over a 1000 movies total in my collection?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2019
  The M500 is a disc reader and a movie player with no storage capacity. A Kaleidescape system must always include a server to store the content. There are several versions and configurations available to fit your needs.