As I promised a few weeks ago I would continue on why VUDU Rocks! Well today let me give you a few more reason’s why:
Only VUDU gives the option of HD content in your choice of quality HD and HDX. HD allows for instant viewing on a 4 mbps internet connection while HDX takes approximately 4 hours before you can start watching the movie. But VUDU allows you to rent/purchase directly from their web site so your movie can be waiting for you when you get home from work. If you really want to see what HDX can do for a video try out Speed Racer in HDX for the visuals and sound. It is really impressive.
VUDU is the only one that has option to purchase HD content from select studios. Also these studios allow the rental/purchase the same day as the DVD is released. Check out FirstLook Studios, Kino, and Magnolia Pictures when browsing the VUDU catalog. Whats really cool is that FirstLook Studios are offering credit for the standard definion purchase price for those that purchased the SD version and upgrade to the HD/HDX version. You can read more on how this works at the FAQ.
VUDU has a open platform for online internet content. Choose from stuff like: on demand TV, picture sharing sites Picasa and Flickr, YouTube videos in HD, and a few game distractions. Since this platform is based internet standards the content is only limited to the imagination of whoever is providing the service.
Two iPhone applications. One for browsing the VUDU movie catalog, you can also rent, purchase and buy if you like. The other application is for using you iPhone to remote control the VUDU XL. Here is a link: VUDU iRemote. This one was written by a fan of VUDU and is available on the iTunes store.
And last but not least VUDU has the largest catalog of movies spanning all genres and decades. You would be hard pressed not to find something not to watch on the VUDU. I can tell you that my movie watching habits have been changed forever by this alone.
VUDU at Snowmodo
One more thing before I sign off. Our friends at Gizmodo are having their Snowmodo Reader Meetup at Tahoe. Hagan from VUDU will be there and there is a raffle like last year and a VUDU box will be given away. If you are in the area and like to board or ski check this one out. If you do go let me know who Hagan does on his board. I still think I can out ski him.
Well that it for now so go look for that special movie on your VUDU!