Flickr with VUDU labs allows Grandma to see the kids without traveling…

I am so excited.  This Christmas we gave VUDU boxes to my parents, my Mother-in-law, brother and his wife.  

Other than the fact that they too will now be able to enjoy the VUDU entertainment experience, the greatest part is that now Grandma can see the kids grow in nearly real-time.  (We live in Seattle and my family all lives in Colorado.)

Like most people, we take hundreds of digital photos, but again like most, they are largely held hostage in our computer.  Sure, occasionally we email a few out, but most of the time our family complains that they don’t get to see enough of the kids.
Well I am so happy that VUDU has now rescued us from a digital photo mutiny!
How you ask?  Simple.  I opened a Flickr account.  Found a plug-in for iPhoto that allows a one-click export to Flickr and voila, with VUDU Labs now all my family can see our photos the instant they are uploaded to Flickr.  And right on their HDTV’s in the comfort of the living room, versus computer monitor in the back office or spare bedroom…
Don’t get me wrong.  We love movies!  But I think when asked what’s so cool about VUDU, most of my family would answer, “it allows us to stay in touch without the computer layer in between…”
Try it out for yourself.
Look out YouTube, Donnigan family video’s may be next!

VUDU HD Update, Week Ending 12/19/2008

Even as things slow down for the holiday season, we have added a fair number of notable titles with 37 HD and 21 HDX new to the service in the past week:

HDX (21):

HD (37):

VUDU HD Update for December 12, 2008

Just in time for the holiday season, the following 16 HDX and 33 HD titles have been added to the VUDU service. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend Son of Rambow :

Meet Dave
Space Chimps
The New World
The Thomas Crown Affair
Justice League: The New Frontier
The Cottage
10,000 BC
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Son of Rambow
The Foot Fist Way
The Forbidden Kingdom
Day of the Dead
The Life Before Her Eyes


Beer for My Horses
Meet Dave
Space Chimps
Bad Boys
Christmas Cottage
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson
City of Ghosts
Corvette Summer
Heaven’s Gate
Lady in White
Omen 3: The Final Conflict
Star Trek: Generations
The Fearless Vampire Killers
The Glimmer Man
The Interpreter
The Skeleton Key
The Untouchables
Tom Jones
Who’s That Girl?
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Unrated)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Under the Same Moon [La Misma Luna]
A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Day of the Dead