Vudu made quite a splash a little while ago when the announced a video device that hooks straight up to your TV and lets you buy video. While this device could be called a Media Center PC, a TiVo, or an Apple TV, it is in fact simply called the Vudu and is apparently easy to use and really glossy.
The device itself is $399 and can hold about 100 hours of movies. Movies cost between 99 cents and $3.99 to rent and the titles include Blade Runner and that classic Wild Hogs. It upconverts to 1080i (technically) but you’ll still see some artifacting. Will the company survive past Christmas? I doubt it, but it’s nice to know there is yet another way to hook a hard drive up to a TV.