• CrunchDeals: Vudu rolls out 99 cent rental service

    Vudu, our favorite digital content download service, is now offering extended rentals of SD movies for 99 cents within seven days of the initial viewing. HD movies can be extended for $1.99. But that’s not the best part. There’s a new channel dubbed “99 for 99” that offers 99 recent “blockbusters” for, you guessed it, 99 cents. Steven Horn VUDU’s… Read More

  • VUDU to offer adult content from AVN, I'm never leaving home

    I do not want to see this man in HD Vudu announced late last night that they would begin offering adult content in conjunction with AVN. Titles from various studios like Vivid, Wicked and Hustler among many others will flood your set top box in HD (on some titles). The way it’s set up is so pervy and yet fantastic. You can find titles based on your favorite ‘performer’ or… Read More

  • VUDU continues to infiltrate Best Buy

    I’ve been using Vudu for a few months now and it’s a pretty snazzy service. The remote is surprisingly ergonomic and the Vudu UI is put together quite well. You can read Doug’s review over yonder if you like. Today, Vudu announced that they’ve continued their expansion in Best Buy stores throughout California, Arizona and Illinois. A full listing of stores along… Read More

  • What are you getting the old man for Father's Day?

    I’ve been giving this a lot of thought in the last few weeks and I’m not sure what to get my dad. The parentals don’t need a TV because they just got a 52-inch Samsung plasma, so that one is out the door. Although, he might want something for the office. This 32-inch Westinghouse 720p, W3223, set isn’t too shabby and for $699 that’s not a bad deal. Heck, I might… Read More

  • Review: VUDU Wireless Kit

    I got the VUDU wireless kit a few weeks ago, set it up, and promptly forgot it was there — a sign of a good wireless networking product. The VUDU service (see our initial review here) requires a broadband Internet connection in order operate and, up until now, your options were to either connect the box to your router with an ethernet cable or use a wireless bridge. Read More

  • VUDU Wireless Kit now available for $79

    VUDU, makers of the Internet-connected set-top movie streaming box shown above, has just released a new wireless kit that can be added to your existing VUDU box for $79. It’ll also be available as part of a new package for $349, which will include the VUDU set-top box and the wireless kit, saving you about $30. The wireless kit is really easy to set up and doesn’t require any… Read More

  • VUDU updates software to 1.5

    VUDU has just released a new version of their software and it will fix “several issues of importance to users and includes implementation of discounted extended rentals.” Discounted Extended Rentals: Rentals can now be extended at a discounted price for all movies on the service! * After an original rental window has lapsed (depending on the title, 24 or 48 hours after… Read More

  • Vudu being tested in 24 California Best Buy stores

    In what appears to be a test to see how well the set-top movie rental box can sell in a mainstream retail store, Best Buy is now selling Vudu in 24 of its California locations, according to Video Business. The goal is to raise mainstream interest for Vudu, say sources, which is currently at a disadvantage to bigger-branded rival Apple TV… …At some of the Best Buy locations, the… Read More

  • VUDU updating interface next week

    The folks at VUDU sent this over. Sometime next week VUDU’s UI will get an overhaul to make the search for movies and TV shows much easier than it is now. They’re also making changes based on what we, reviewers/reporters, have been mouthing off about. I’ve only had a couple weeks to tinker with mine so I haven’t really noticed anything yet. Look for a review in the… Read More

  • Blockbuster Goes All Vudu With Plans For Its Own Set-Top Box

    From Doug Aamoth at CrunchGear: Hey what’s another box underneath your TV, right? Especially when it’s got movies streaming directly from Movielink and Blockbuster, yeah? According to Reuters, Blockbuster “is developing a set-top device for streaming films directly to TV sets and is expected to announce the offering sometime this month.” So we’ll have another… Read More

  • VUDU XL now shipping, introduces online storage

    VUDU has announced that they are now shipping the 1TB XL. On top of that, they’ve announced VUDU Vault (currently in Beta), which allows you to store your purchased content online instead of taking up precious space on the hard drive. Current owners will get Vault with the 1.3 software update. Of course, you’ll have to pay a little extra to store your content online. VUDU has… Read More

  • Only 1 percent of adults regularly download, watch movies from Internet

    [photopress:nooneswatching.jpg,full,center] No one’s downloading movies from the Internet. “No one,” here, means about 1 percent of adults with broadband connections. That hardly bodes will for Apple TV and the like. A recent survey conducted by research outfit the Diffusion Group found that only 1 percent of adult with broadband frequently download movies (legally) from… Read More

  • Digital Downloads Are Not About To Kill Blu-Ray

    With Toshiba’s announcement that it is to cease manufacture of HD DVD players, the High-Definition format wars are now over. With Blu-Ray left standing, some, such as Rob Beschizza at Wired are now saying that digital downloads will now kill Blu-Ray. It’s an argument I want to support and many of you reading this will feel is a sound one, but it’s not going to happen… Read More

  • Vudu fears Apple, drops price

    We’ve covered Vudu extensively at CG so I don’t need to go into details on what it is and what it does. All you need to know is that Vudu is scared of Apple and the Apple TV so they dropped the price of the VOD box to $295. If you purchased one within the last 30 days you get a $100 credit towards movies. So dig up that receipt and call CS at 888-554-VUDU. Press Release Read More

  • Vudu XL: 1TB of storage added to set-top-box

    Vudu uses the press coverage of CES to announce the Vudu XL, a $1,000 set-top-box that provides instant access to movies. Specifically, the enhanced XL model adds one terabyte of storage to the already attractive package. The added storage is supposed to entice consumers to use Vudu not just as a movie rental box, but as a box used to begin and maintain a movie library. In my day, we called that… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Vudu free with Sharp AQUOS

    Know about Vudu? Curious to see how good it really is? In the market for a Sharp AQUOS 1080p TV that’s bigger than 42-inches? Do you see where I’m going with this? Well, for a limited time you can get yourself a Vudu box and $50 towards movies when you purchase a Sharp AQUOS that’s 1080p and bigger than 42-inches. Do it now while the offer is still good. Product Page Read More

  • Vudu set top box adds TV shows, high-def Bourne Ultimatum to its lineup

    When new home owner Josh Goldman reviewed Vudu in September, it could only be used to watch movies. That’s no longer the case, with the set top box now able to pull in a dozen TV shows, including “Family Guy,” “Arrested Development” [ed. yes~!~!~!] and “The Shield.” It’s $2 per episode, so it’s right in line with iTunes pricing, but… Read More

  • Vudu snubs discs as new format war is Bourne

    Video-on-demand hustlers VUDU are taking the high road in the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray battle. Opting to skip discs altogether, they’ve pre-loaded the first two Bourne movies in HD onto every new VUDU being bought, and they’re beaming it out, if you want it and already own their contraption. And they’re offering the final installment of the uber-spy’s thrillogy for the low… Read More

  • Vudu: Set-Top Box for Movies

    Vudu is a small company that is tackling an age-old problem: how to get movies onto your TV without stuttering, buffering, or forcing you to walk to the mailbox. The solution? P2P. The Vudu box will store the beginnings of movies you might enjoy watching and then methodically — and quickly — download bits of the movie from peers on the Vudu network. “But wait,” you… Read More

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