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Walmart announces new in-home disc-to-digital service at CES 2013

Walmart announces new in-home disc-to-digital service at CES 2013

Gadget manufacturers may be the ones taking the limelight here at CES 2013, but retail chains are also making an appearance and announcing some cool new services. Case in point: Walmart just announced an expansion to their disc-to-digital service by bringing it to the comfort of your home, making it easier to convert your physical media.

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Vudu app for Android tablets hits Google Play

Vudu app for Android tablets hits Google Play

If you enjoy streaming media such as movies and TV shows, you may be familiar with Vudu. Vudu is a streaming video service that offers new to home video Hollywood movies and a lot more content. The service has been available on apps for some smartphones and tablets, such as the iPad, in the past.

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Users watching more online videos on TVs than computers

Users watching more online videos on TVs than computers

With the rapid growth in media-streaming set-top boxes for televisions, it's said that more people are using their TVs to watch online videos instead of their computers. Market research firm NPD Group reported that televisions are now the “primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the Web.”

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Vudu plans international expansion push

Vudu plans international expansion push

Sources claim Walmart has plans to roll out its movie and video streaming service Vudu internationally. Vudu wants to complete more on the global front with Netflix and other players in the TV and movie streaming business. The first stop for Vudu is expected to be Mexico this June according to sources.

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D-Link MovieNite 1080p streamer available now for $59.99

D-Link MovieNite 1080p streamer available now for $59.99

Does the world need yet another 1080p media streamer? D-Link seem to think so, today announcing the MovieNite DSM-310. As you would expect, it streams video and audio from various internet services, and it's relatively cheap to boot.

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Walmart DVDs, Blu-rays can be turned into digital copies

Walmart DVDs, Blu-rays can be turned into digital copies

When you buy a movie from everyone's favorite mega jumbo giant retailer, you'll now be given the option of purchasing a digital copy of the film as well. The idea is that customers should think of digital copies as add-ons to their physical disc purchase. The additional fees will be $2 for standard-definition movies and $5 for HD. Either option is available regardless of which format you buy the movie on.

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Vudu uses new web streaming service to avoid sharing loot with Apple

Vudu uses new web streaming service to avoid sharing loot with Apple

When Apple started to force a revenue share with any company with an app that required a subscription, many of the companies were not happy. Some just rendered unto Jobs, what belongs to Jobs. Others decided to make a workaround to avoid those extra payments. The first to skirt the Apple system was Amazon with its Kindle iPad service where it offered the services as a web offering rather than an app.

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Sony Blu-ray range gets VUDU 2D/3D streaming

Sony Blu-ray range gets VUDU 2D/3D streaming

VUDU's streaming movie service can now be found on Sony's latest Blu-ray players, with a choice of 1080p 2D and 3D pay-per-view titles available. Promising 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and, in many cases, availability on the same day as DVDs go on sale, the VUDU movies can be watched in 3D on Sony's 3D-enabled hardware.

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VUDU 2.0 UI released today: HDTVs, Blu-ray, PS3 & Boxee Box to benefit

VUDU 2.0 UI released today: HDTVs, Blu-ray, PS3 & Boxee Box to benefit

VUDU has announced that the new 2.0 interface is going out today to most VUDU-enabled HDTVs and Blu-Ray players, as well as PS3 and Boxee Box users. The updated interface speeds access to movies as well as introducing recommendations based on viewing history; in an imminent update, PS3 users will also be able to navigate the UI via their Move controller.

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Boxee Box gets VUDU streaming; Netflix later in January

Boxee Box gets VUDU streaming; Netflix later in January

Boxee has added VUDU support to the Boxee Box by D-Link, as promised, with US users of the streaming media cube now able to access rented and purchased content. The Boxee STB supports VUDU's HDX format, for 24fps 1080p HD with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.

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VUDU Update to 2.0 Goes Live Today

VUDU Update to 2.0 Goes Live Today

As you know from back in November when it was totally teased, VUDU is releasing its 2.0 user interface soon - turns out soon is today! This new version features a new system based on tabs, employing personalized recommendations, and including enhanced browse and filter capabilities. Also included in this update is support for motion-based input devices like PS3 Movie, mice, and pointer remote controls.

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Vudu to Offer 1080p Streaming Content to Panasonic’s Viera Cast Blu-ray Players

Vudu to Offer 1080p Streaming Content to Panasonic’s Viera Cast Blu-ray Players

Oh my goodness! Vudu is back in a big way, yes? This most recent resurgence covers Panasonic's DMP-BDT350 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BDT300 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BDT100 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BD85, DMP-BD65, and DMP-B500 (the portable Blu-ray disc player). Starting November 24th, all of these devices will get complete access to the Vudu library - that is 4,000+ 1080p movies, all of them streaming, all of them promising to be totally frigging amazing. This system will work something like RedBox, with each title being available for $2 for a two-night rental. Firmware updates are on the way.

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