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Old 10-18-2011, 12:08 PM
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http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/18/vud...eaming-movies/

Not lossless of course, but looks like Vudu is continuing to push streaming quality.

Article includes its own smackdown: "Itís almost time to throw-out your Blu-ray player, kids."

Considering that my BD player *is* my Vudu player I think I'll forego their advice.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:17 PM
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http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/18/vud...eaming-movies/

Not lossless of course, but looks like Vudu is continuing to push streaming quality.

Article includes its own smackdown: "Itís almost time to throw-out your Blu-ray player, kids."

Considering that my BD player *is* my Vudu player I think I'll forego their advice.
When VUDU doesn't cost 4X's as much as a Redbox BD rental, that might be the case.

Right now they offer less for more.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:43 PM
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http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/18/vud...eaming-movies/

Not lossless of course, but looks like Vudu is continuing to push streaming quality.

Article includes its own smackdown: "Itís almost time to throw-out your Blu-ray player, kids."

Considering that my BD player *is* my Vudu player I think I'll forego their advice.
Glad to hear this (no pun intended). Plan on purchasing my first Vudu capable dedicated Blu-Ray player in the next few months in anticipation for a new 3D capable projector.
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When VUDU doesn't cost 4X's as much as a Redbox BD rental, that might be the case.

Right now they offer less for more.
This is true. If the studio push 60 or 90 day release windows I could see myself using Vudu for the occasional rental splurge for a ne release. That said, I would still prefer Blu-Ray.
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Glad to hear this (no pun intended). Plan on purchasing my first Vudu capable dedicated Blu-Ray player in the next few months in anticipation for a new 3D capable projector.
If you haven't already considered it, double check that your player supports Vudu 3D playback. They've got quite a few 3D movies available to rent or buy.
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If you haven't already considered it, double check that your player supports Vudu 3D playback. They've got quite a few 3D movies available to rent or buy.
Will do. I have been looking at the Panasonic BD players. I know they offer Vudu, but will need to make sure they support 3D.
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When VUDU doesn't cost 4X's as much as a Redbox BD rental, that might be the case.

Right now they offer less for more.
I do wish they would pull their prices down, but I'm not sure how much of that is set by the studios.

On the other hand, every day they offer a rental (including HDX) for $.99, and you have 30 days to watch it. Lately, they've been offering some movies only about 1-2 months after their disc release date. Other titles haven't even been released on BD yet. I just rented Idiocracy for $.99 about a month ago, for example.

It's a great supplemental service.

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I do wish they would pull their prices down, but I'm not sure how much of that is set by the studios.
Oh the prices are pretty much wholly set by the studios. Just do some comparison shopping between Vudu, iTunes, Cable VOD, Cinemanow, etc... Pricing for SD, 720P and 1080P is practically identical across the board. We've also heard studio execs repeatedly talk about how great the margins are on digital. I don't think content distributors like Vudu can really price any lower than what we're seeing now.

That's why its really a misnomer to lay the blame for high rental transactions at Vudu's feet. They're just a middle man for the studios and are completely at their mercy when it comes to pricing.
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