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Kim Wilson Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments

VUDU Inc., has unveiled HDX, a high definition video format that delivers full HD 1080p material using the company's existing set-top box. Content is delivered over the Internet and optimized for 40 inch and larger HDTVs. According to VUDU, the HDX content is the highest quality available from any Internet, broadcast, cable, or satellite on-demand service. HDX movies are available to all VUDU customers and will be rented for the same price as standard HD titles.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2008 0 comments
Rumors are flying fast and furious that VUDU is testing downloads that are similar to Blu-ray quality. A team of users are testing out this beta service and they're downloading these ultra-high-def movies, called HDX. According to a story on...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 23, 2009 0 comments
VUDU has just come out with a free app for the iPhone or iPod Touch, allowing users to search through their ever increasing library. Until now, this required a VUDU or a trip to VUDU.com. You can add to your queue, but you can't add to your...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments
Are you willing to pay $300 plus $6-10 a shot for an Internet-connected set-top download box that starts a movie as soon as you press the play button?
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

Vudu has been streaming for over a year now, and it's a pretty nice service (just ask our own Gadget Gary Del'Abate). Get the Vudu box (now available in rack-mountable flavors for home theater buffs with a big gear closet), hook it up, and watch your favorite movies for a price.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2008 0 comments
The online movie rental business is quickly stepping up and offering high-quality stuff. The latest move comes from VUDU, a provider of Internet-delivered entertainment to consumer's HDTVs and home theaters. VUDU has announced 1080p"'HDX"...
Michael Berk Posted: Aug 10, 2011 0 comments

VUDU debuts on the iPad today, though not quite in the way you'd expect. You won't find a VUDU app in the App Store - and for good reason.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2008 0 comments
The on-demand movie business is alive and well and living in the set-top box business. And competition is fierce. Climbing above the fray, Vudu is claiming to have more HD movies than anyone else. More than Netflix, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments
What happens when you have the coolest new technology and no one cares? That seems to be what's happening with wireless HDMI. A report by ABI Research says sales for wireless HDMI systems won't hit one million until 2012, calling the market's...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 30, 2008 0 comments
Wal-Mart has become the latest online music retailer to shut down the encryption-key servers for its DRM-encrusted downloads. As a result, anyone unfortunate enough to have bought the latter will have to burn them to CDs for archiving. Otherwise it will become impossible to transfer them to other computers and players in the future.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2009 0 comments
If you've ever gone for a long stroll inside a Super Wal-Mart, you've probably seen the DVD orchards, where vast rows of discs sit fresh on the shelf, ready to be picked. At the end of most rolls, there is are great new release trees, where the...
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2008 0 comments
Just last week, we reported about the somewhat dismal adoption of Blu-ray among consumers. We said it seemed that $300 was the magic number that would entice more folks to whip out the credit card and go Blu. Seems like Wal-Mart was taking notes....
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2008 0 comments
The folks who shop at Wal-Mart aren't what people typically think of as audio- or videophiles, nor necessarily trendsetters. But, they do represent Main Street, America. So, when Wal-Mart speaks, we all listen.After CD sales dropped by almost...
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 14, 2013 0 comments
The Welsh company REL Acoustics has been specializing in subwoofers for more than two decades and likes to do things a bit differently. In particular, REL believes a subwoofer must be connected to the main amplifier’s high-level inputs to make sure it receives the same signal as the main speakers—the company even provides a special cable to make the high-level connection.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2009 0 comments
Sometimes a cigar is just of cigar, and sometimes a "Wall of Sound" is just a... wall of sound. At over 3 feet wide by 4 feet tall, the Brothers Wall of Sound is one of the largest iPod docks on the market, and at almost $4,500, it's certainly one...

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