2.2 Software Release

Today we’re releasing software version 2.2 to our customers – primarily a bug fix release. There are a few visible changes in this release: we provide graphics on the movie details page indicating movie download status; we made changes to address a/v stuttering when using VUDU Labs and then watching a movie; we now provide support for purchasing and renting the same movie in multiple video qualities; and we’ve made some changes to address compatibility with certain audio receivers.

How do you use your VUDU?

If you looked at the collections on the VUDU you probly saw a collection of movies that I watched or have on my wish list. Well a lot of this is due to the powerful search feature that VUDU has. Today I am going to give some examples how I used this feature.

When Shorn introduced me I stated that the VUDU for me was like a time machine. Well that is exactly how I use this feature. When searching for new titles to rent or add to my wish list I use the Explore Catalog / Genre Search. If I am looking for those Saturday afternoon B movies what would be better than searching for genre of “Horror” or “Action” and then filtering on the 1950’s or 60’s release date. Or if I am looking for those college movies I used to watch with my buddies how about a genre of comedy and release date of 1980’s. Doing a quick browse down the list of titles and then add to my wish list.

Its amazing what you can find every week on the VUDU and I can tell you that my wish list now has over 150 moives I want to watch. Now just how to find the time to watch all these movies. Well VUDU and I haven’t figured this out yet but I will tell you I do sneek in a moive now and then when I am supposed to be helping around the house or running chores.

How do you use the VUDU? Why not post it on the VUDU form. I look forward to reading your posts.

VUDU Rocks!

I would like to thank Shorn for that great introduction. This is my first blog post for VUDU so bear with me if I get off track.

Why do I think VUDU is the best video on demand device on the market? Well VUDU is the first to allow the purchase of High Definition content. Today VUDU announced that their partnerships with FirstLook Studios, Kino, and Magnolia Pictures that allows anyone that own a VUDU to purchase some of the great HD movies. Take a look at the announcement here at Engadget.

Even better is that this also means that the titles can be available to rent or purchase the same day they are released which has been a sore point with many that have adopted the video on demand with the VUDU.

I know that most folks say well that is just independent studios but you know they have some great titles in their library. I really enjoyed King of California and now I can purchase this title in HD.

Well I really didn’t get to my list of other reasons why VUDU Rocks! in this blog entry but I will continue it in a future post.

Go do that VUDU that you do so well!