VUDU with AMD Image Enhance

Our friends at AMD demonstrated some of their amazing technology today, including AMD Image Enhance Technology which provides advanced post processing to produce brilliant cinematic quality on a PC, with brilliant colors, noise reduction and smooth playback for the ultimate video viewing experience. AMD Image Enhance feature is available exclusively as part of the AMD VISION Engine software on AMD VISION brand PCs and users will have a heightened viewing experience with the following features:

 

  • Brilliant HD colors, up to 1080p, 10-bit color display engine with over 1 billion colors
  • Brilliant cinematic quality with advanced de-interlacing for best visual quality
  • Brilliant video clarity with edge enhancement post processing
  • Brilliant visual performance with temporal noise reduction post processing

 

Check out this link to see how AMD works to provide a great viewing experience for VUDU when viewed on a PC with AMD Image Enhance Technology.

Tribeca Film Festival Launches on VUDU!

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival launches today in New York City, and for those of you around the country who are unable to attend in person, VUDU and Tribeca have made available five films and three behind-the-scenes featurettes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Premiering today and running through June 23, VUDU and Tribeca are proud to announce the premiere of the following titles available to rent in SD, HD, and HDX!
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Remembering John Barry

John Barry, the iconic and legendary music composer, passed away on January 31, 2011 after suffering a heart attack at his New York home. The five time Academy Award winning composer had a career spanning over fifty years, where he created some of the most memorable film scores in cinema history.

He will be forever remembered as the composer of the James Bond film franchise. He scored twelve of the first fifteen James Bond films, including “Dr. No,” “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball”, “Moonraker”, and “Octopussy”. Though not officially credited with creating the renowned James Bond theme, Barry is known to have taken the theme, arranged it, and composed additional music to make it what it is remembered for today. In 2001, authorial matters surrounding the “true composer” to the James Bond theme went to High Court in London, with Barry attempting to receive partial credit as the composer. However, the jury ruled in favor of Monty Norman, who had been credited as the sole composer of the James Bond film since the first movie.
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VUDU on Boxee Box Today!

Boxee Box owners, the wait is over! Now you can stream the latest Hollywood releases directly to your Boxee Box. As our friends

at Boxee say, “The VUDU HDX format on the Boxee Box is a match made in geek heaven!” We have to agree!

Find out more about Boxee at www.boxeetv.com and read the full blog post on Boxee’s Blog. Any new VUDU user that signs up on Boxee Box will receive a $5.99 credit towards their first rental or purchase on VUDU. We are really excited to add the Boxee Box to our family of VUDU-enabled devices and to reach a new audience of movie lovers!

VUDU Takes You into a New Dimension

As some of you may have seen in the news about the big electronics show, CES, last week, we announced our entry into a whole new dimension – 3D!  3D was a huge trend at CES this year and we were able to chat about the state of the industry with our friends at USA Today, Hollywood Reporter, and Fortune among others.

We’re working with our partners to enable 3D streaming on multiple VUDU-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players so you can access the 3D content we have available now. We’re excited to announce that if you have a 3D-enabled TV hooked up to your PlayStation® 3, you can stream in 3D directly from VUDU.

So grab your 3D glasses and hang on!