September 10, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Just in case you thought your VUDU box would make a great doorstop, Engadget says the set-top might have a little fight in it.
It seems that VUDU is actually testing out delivery of HDX movies, which supposedly rival Blu-ray. However, it’s not actually Blu-ray. Also, for anyone that’s ever complained about boot up of a Blu-ray, HD DVD or any other player for that matter… this system is reportedly taking hours to start a single movie. Let’s see how well that goes over.
Our sister site, CE Pro, recently reported that VUDU was planning 1,000 HD titles very soon. Of course, between download speeds and your day job, it would probably take three years to watch all of them.
There’s no word on whether or not this technology will make it to the masses, but if it does, the company says you can use any of its existing products (including the VUDU XL, pictured) to take advantage.
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