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.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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