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  • Blockbuster checking out?

    Blockbuster checking out?

    Sadly, all three have short lifespans Video giant Blockbuster can’t get any money to save itself from bankruptcy. Thanks to years of heavy fighting with Netflix, the company has essentially spent itself into the ground and, thanks to the credit crunch, is looking at closing its doors. Read More

  • BlockBuster heads to TiVo: Rent streaming movies for up to $4 a pop

    BlockBuster heads to TiVo: Rent streaming movies for up to $4 a pop

    Remember BlockBuster? For you younglings who don't, it was a poplar retail chain that rented “videos” and “DVDs” to people, in person. It's still around, but no one really uses it anymore. Anyway, BlockBuster just inked a deal with TiVO, which also isn't doing too well—it currently has its smallest subscriber base since 2005—to bring BlockBuster-branded streaming movies to… Read More

  • WTF is happening to Blockbuster? Bankruptcy? [Update]

    WTF is happening to Blockbuster? Bankruptcy? [Update]

    Blockbuster Inc’s (BBI) stock is down a whopping 77% on the day and trading around $.22. It seems that the company has hired a bankruptcy firm to explore the possibility of a reorganization. Update: Turns out Blockbuster isn’t filing for bankruptcy after all. Damn rumor mill. Read More

  • Blockbuster Total Access DVD rental to get a bit more total

    Blockbuster Total Access DVD rental to get a bit more total

    Blockbusters Video's mail rental program is about to get a shred of awesomeness in the form of game rentals. The program will slowly be rolled out starting with a pilot program with select subscribers. You know what this could mean though right? There will finally be a reason to subscribe to Blockbuster instead of Netflix. That is, of course, if the price is right and the game selection… Read More

  • Blockbuster teams with Sonic Solutions to stream videos

    Blockbuster teams with Sonic Solutions to stream videos

    Blockbuster made good on it's word to launch a streaming media platform before the end of 2008 and now BB is launching a computer-based movie streaming service just like Netflix. Actually, I'm sure a PR tool will be quick to point out via a nasty email that this service isn't 'just like Neflix', but come on, it is. Read More

  • Blockbuster OnDemand might not be out of beta yet

    Blockbuster OnDemand might not be out of beta yet

    Dave Zatz quickly ordered-up the Blockbuster OnDemand streamer when it launched and now states that the device isn’t ready for primetime. (his words, not mine) While I won’t steal all of his thunder, the above image is popped up when he tried to play his first rental. I’ve only rented one flick, the latest Indiana Jones installment. The initial download automatically restarted a… Read More

  • Blockbuster OnDemand unboxed

    Blockbuster OnDemand unboxed

    The BlockBuster OnDemand set-top streamer is now available and for those interested in the nitty gritty, here are some of the first screen caps and product shots by Dave Zatz. So far it seems like the set-top box is just your average, post-beta but not quite production ready device. The big surprise for me is that Blockbuster OnDemand is not purely a streaming service. Video can be played back… Read More

  • Blockbuster OnDemand coming to Blu-ray players (PS3?), too

    Blockbuster OnDemand coming to Blu-ray players (PS3?), too

    Blockbuster went official with plans for a set-top streaming box last week and now the company CEO is stating that the same capability will soon be available in Blu-ray players as well. Allegedly this option will be available in the first quarter of 2009 but what player is going to have the option? The Playstation 3 perhaps? Read More

  • A closer look at BlockBuster's streaming set-top device

    A closer look at BlockBuster's streaming set-top device

    General details about BlockBusters upcoming movie streaming box were released late last night but there wasn’t a good image of the device; we dug one up. It seems like this 2Wire-made MediaPoint box is an OEM-type product which means the final BlockBuster model might have a different name and color scheme but should maintain the same overall appearance. Other details, including UI… Read More

  • Blockbuster and 2Wire delivers the MediaPoint movie streaming player

    Blockbuster and 2Wire delivers the MediaPoint movie streaming player

    It wasn’t that long ago, that Blockbuster semi-announced plans to enter the crowded realm of movie streaming devices and sure enough, here is the device. The 2Wire manufactured device, dubbed MediaPoint, doesn’t require a Blockbuster subscription and for a limited time is “available for free with the advance rental of 25 first-run movies, TV shows, foreign or classic films… Read More