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VUDU Streaming Movies in 1080p and VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV

VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV offers razor sharp high definition television with advanced surround sound. It’s a perfect platform to watch streaming 1080p movies from VUDU.

VUDU — a leader in the world of ultra high definition streaming movies

VUDU offers a growing number of its high definition movies in razor sharp VUDU HDX format — 1080p video with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound — ideal for watching on VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV. VUDU claims to have the largest 1080p library of video on-demand movies available anywhere. In January 2010, VUDU had over 3,000 HDX movies — more than any other HD collection, even Blue-ray. (VUDU suggests that you need at least 4.5 Mbps broadband service to enjoy its streaming HDX movies.) VUDU offers the newest Hollywood releases the same day they are available on DVD. All new releases are available in 1080p HDX.

VUDU has licensing agreements with almost every major movie studio and dozens of independent and international distributors.

No subscription fee is required — rent or buy what you watch.

VUDU is about to become a subsidiary of Walmart

Walmart sees a huge market for streaming movies and Internet television applications. With its recently-announced acquisition of VUDU, Walmart says it is bringing VUDU’s “revolutionary service,” “digital technology,” and growing HD “library of video on-demand movies” under the Walmart marketing powerhouse. This deal will also allow VUDU to continue to develop and improve its platform.

Walmart will undoubtably give VUDU more marketing exposure to the growing number of potential customers for Internet connected HDTV. Walmart’s claim to “lowest prices” will put price pressure on other content providers, depending on VUDU’s future prices.

The brand new VIZIO Class XVT Series Internet Apps HDTV is available now

VIZIO has become the dominant producer of high quality, affordable big screen TVs. It features user-friendly design and integrated Internet-connected functionality.

The new VIZIO VIA models come in 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch models — with 802.11b dual band wireless and Ethernet connectivity. Each set comes with an innovative remote with a VIA button to instantly activate the Internet Apps dock which shows along the bottom of the screen. Choose from VUDU and many other content providers and instantly watch your choice. The remote has a unique keyboard that allows convenient interaction with Internet applications.

With a blazing refresh rate (240 times a second) and advanced brightness and sound technologies, VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV is an ideal platform to enter the age of Internet-connected high definition television.

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Streaming Movies May Threaten to Kill Blu-Ray Discs

If you’re like many other TV owners, you may already have your TV connected to your high speed Internet connection or maybe you’re considering a new HDTV with built-in networking so you can make the connection. Streaming movies from services like Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster and others are becoming popular ways to watch movies on your “connected” HDTV without having to deal with the trouble of returning discs to the rental service. Most streaming services don’t offer 1080p video, and many don’t have the very latest movies. But one wonders if the growing popularity of steaming services might be affecting consumers’ interest in purchasing Blu-ray players.

So Many Connected TVs

A high number of respondents say their TVs are already connected to the Internet. Over 22% said they had a connection. Another 25% said their TVs weren’t connected, but they would like them to be. With such a large number of potential movie “streamers”, it’s tempting to think many would prefer to stream over Blu-ray.

Strong Interest in Streaming

Over 50% or respondents said they either stream movies now or would like to stream movies. Does this signal the decline of Blu-ray?

Interest Also Strong for Blu-ray Players

Good news for the Blu-ray industry: it doesn’t look like Blu-ray has anything to worry about, just yet, as far as steaming movies are concerned. The study found a tiny percentage of respondents who said they were going to stream movies instead of buying a Blu-ray player while almost 50% of respondents said they were planning on buying a Blu-ray player or were considering buying one this year.

Is 3D Hurting Blu-ray Sales?

It doesn’t look like 3D will hurt Blu-ray sales. In fact, it looks like 3D could be a good thing for Blu-ray, with 10% of respondents saying they were planning on buying a 3D Blu-ray player, while only 12% said they were waiting for 3D before buying a Blu-ray player.