Hardware &Video Rental Steven Kippel on 11 Feb 2009

Vudu cuts player prices

Vudu cuts player prices

Vudu is maneuvering to take over in 2009. Along with expanding their movie collection, they’ve now cut their player price a whole 50%!

On February 10, Vudu announced their set-top player will sell for $149, down from $299. The company cited market forces for the price move. With more and more set-top options you can see why. Blockbuster’s box sells for $99 and comes with $99 in free rentals (essentially a free box).

VUDU player

Vudu also says more consumers are aware of digital delivery now, increasing the market allowing supply and demand to bring the prices down.

The Vudu player has a critically-praised menu system and unique remote control, and the large library of titles in high-definition may induce consumers to Vudu over the competing boxed. Vudu is the only brand to offer 1080p/24fps video streaming. Vudu also allows standard-definition videos to be purchased and stored on your box while other competing boxes only offer rentals.

2 Responses to “Vudu cuts player prices”

  1. on 11 Feb 2009 at 2:59 PM 1.Wesley Novack said …

    They should add Netflix Instant Viewing support…

  2. on 11 Feb 2009 at 6:54 PM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    They probably should. The Samsung BD player is such a great deal now.

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