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    #16
    Re: Availabilty of vudu box

    Originally posted by mebby View Post
    They just announced that they are putting the Vudu software in the LG BluRay player. I'm guessing that the traditional Vudu hardware is going to start disappearing now.
    possibly. the only thing I don't get about that - they tout their hard drive as a competitive advantage. Having the movie cached locally supposedly helps prevent stuttering/jittery picture, etc. I'm not sure how they avoid this without the box...especially for hdx.

    also, without the hard drive there goes the p2p approach. seems like they'd have to extend their server farm conciderably.

    but, anything is possible.

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      #17
      Re: Availabilty of vudu box

      I saw the LG 390 BR player at CEDIA yesterday. While I agree with folks who like the advantage that local HDD caching offers, I'd at least like the choice to do HDX streaming immediately if I just don't want to wait. Honestly, given the 24hr/30day limitations (not VUDU's fault of course), the extra cache time required for HDX discourages me from renting. Not all the time, but sometimes. I agree that the HDD less boxes mean that they will have to bump up their server and bandwidth capacity and I hope this may also offer folks with faster broadband connections to make better use of those connections. If you could make more use of a 20+Mb connection, the buffer time for HDX would be greatly decreased and would make streaming to VUDU boxes less desirable. Hopefully we'll see upgrades to our boxes at some point to allow for one or more of the above.

      Jeff

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        #18
        Re: Availabilty of vudu box

        Originally posted by rgbyhkr View Post
        I saw the LG 390 BR player at CEDIA yesterday. While I agree with folks who like the advantage that local HDD caching offers, I'd at least like the choice to do HDX streaming immediately if I just don't want to wait. Honestly, given the 24hr/30day limitations (not VUDU's fault of course), the extra cache time required for HDX discourages me from renting. Not all the time, but sometimes. I agree that the HDD less boxes mean that they will have to bump up their server and bandwidth capacity and I hope this may also offer folks with faster broadband connections to make better use of those connections. If you could make more use of a 20+Mb connection, the buffer time for HDX would be greatly decreased and would make streaming to VUDU boxes less desirable. Hopefully we'll see upgrades to our boxes at some point to allow for one or more of the above.

        Jeff
        So how did the VUDU HDX content look from the LG BD player?

        It seems like these new devices are able to stream the DD+ audio since they have HDMi 1.3, instead of having to transcode it to DD like the VUDU box does.

        I wonder if the difference is very noticeable?

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          #19
          Re: Availabilty of vudu box

          Originally posted by aaronwt View Post
          So how did the VUDU HDX content look from the LG BD player?

          It seems like these new devices are able to stream the DD+ audio since they have HDMi 1.3, instead of having to transcode it to DD like the VUDU box does.

          I wonder if the difference is very noticeable?
          Sadly, I didn't give the quality much attention at all. I was quickly booth hopping and what caught my eye was the streaming ability. Truth be told, had the guys on the EngadgetHD podcast not been talking up the LG's 390 BR player, I wouldn't have stopped there at all. From very brief recollection, it looked pretty good all things considered (standing only a 3-4 feet away from a 50" display).

          Jeff

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