No press release, in fact no fanfare at all, but we’re hearing that VUDU have released a minor upgrade for their Netflix streamers that allows users to watch high-definition YouTube content, rather than standard definition. Previously, viewers were given no option to switch between the two formats (if HD was available); now, VUDU automatically prioritizes the high-definition clip.
If you’ve been thinking about a internet streaming media player, here’s your chance to take advantage of last minute Christmas discount. Vudu has slashed $150 off of their VUDU media player along with a $50 movie credits, to offer you a limited time only internet streaming package at $149.
Just couple months ago, Vudu added its HDX video download with quality equivalent of Blu-Ray, then a high-end rack-mount version of HD media streamer a month later; the company is now hoping to secure the increasingly crowded online streaming market, with a newly launched Rich Internet Application Platform that offers total of 120 channels web based video content to its subscribers, with no extra cost.
VUDU's XL high-definition media streamer has only been official for a month or so, and already the company has a new version of the device. The VUDU XL2 has the same 1TB storage, 1080p 24fps playback and compatibility with the company's higher-bitrate HDX format, but it now squashes that down into a narrower, 1U box suitable for rack-mounting.
Just weeks ago words got out that Vudu was testing a new format of HD download with quality equivalent of Blu-Ray, and today the HDX is out officially. The new format encodes video at variable bit-rate of MPEG-4 H.264 format in 1080p at 24 frames per second, and promises to deliver twice the quality of any VOD contents currently available on the market.