VUDU debuts XL2
VUDU has just rolled out the VUDU XL2, a new Internet movie player that was specially designed for professional home theater installations, providing the best quality picture possible in a product that is small and compact enough to occupy a mere one rack unit (1U) of space.
In addition to providing access to hundreds of titles in VUDU’s proprietary HDX format and with the largest HD library available on-demand, the XL2 will allow the most discerning home theater owners to choose from more than 10,000 titles for instant viewing. The exterior of the new rack-mountable VUDU XL2 sports an aerospace-grade aluminum bezel that features a glowing VUDU logo. Inside, the XL2 is built from the highest quality components, delivering the best picture available. Designed from the ground up to seamlessly integrate into custom theaters, the XL2 offers a terabyte of storage, enough to store more than 500 films at your fingertips. XL2 also offers IP and IR control that allow it to be integrated into most high-end home control systems, 1080i HD output over component, and the ability to route and switch HD signals through the home with the use of off-the-shelf video switchers.
The VUDU XL2 won’t come cheap though (style and substance rarely does in case you haven’t noticed), as it will retail for $1,299 a pop from over 1,000 VUDU-certified custom installers.