Trailer Showcase: HDX to the max

We just added  a great new feature to the VUDU movie service: “New Trailers”.

You will find it under a new tab on the VUDU movie service start screen. With this new feature you can watch hot new Hollywood trailers, right on your VUDU enabled TV or Bluray player. And, as always with VUDU, it is all on-demand, all in 1080p resolution with 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.

In industry parlance these trailers are pre-theatrical trailers, trailers that movie studios put out to create buzz for upcoming movies. We get these trailers as soon as they are out, and make them available in SD, HD, and HDX quality.

These high quality pre-theatrical trailers provide a great way to sample the VUDU experience without having to spend a dime, even if you do not have a VUDU account. Many of our beta users also report using the trailers to test their home bandwidth and find out which VUDU movie qualities work best with their broadband service.

A really cool feature we added by popular demand is the ability to automatically watch the trailers in sequence, essentially creating a “nothing but trailers” movie. Trailers are an art form in their own right, enjoy them now in their full glory… in HDX.

3 Comments

  • Rob

    September 27, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Will this be available on the set top box too?

  • Kim

    June 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Will all the new trailer movies become rentals from vudu? Because several I want to see but not under coming soon so I wonder if they will eventual be seen thru vudu

  • adam

    June 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Kim — The new trailer section is for movies that will soon be released in theaters. VUDU gets about 95% of the movies that go to theaters, so at some point in time, they will be available on VUDU. As for renting them, the contracts VUDU holds with each of the major motion picture studios dictate the availability of a film (own vs. rent).