VUDU is now live on 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled Blu-ray players
Panasonic has fully embraced the world of full HD 3D technology since the beginning of the year, and the Japanese consumer electronics giant will now enable VUDU support for its 2010 line of VIERA CAST-enabled Blu-ray Disc Players, which means the couch potato who owns one of these puppies will be able to receive instant streaming of VUDU’s huge high definition movie library, which comprises of over 4,000 Full HD (1080p) movies from November 24th onwards.
Just before you continue, you might want to ask yourself, just what is VUDU? Well, it is a video-on-demand service that delivers instant streaming (and that, our dear readers, translates to zero download time) of movies and TV programs courtesy of IPTV-enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc Players without the need for a computer or cable/satellite TV service. Of course, this also means that there is no need for a subscription or monthly membership fees.
VUDU itself boasts the world’s most extensive library of HD movies from all Hollywood studios and leading independent distributors, not to mention an unmatched new release collection with titles that are available the same day as the DVD release. The VUDU service will also deliver a great value to movie renters, with an enormous collection of titles available for only $2 for a two-night rental.
Looks like the average idiot box in the living room is no longer confined to just channel flipping, as the manufacturers as well as service providers have certainly done their part to up the ante when it comes to keeping your attention in the living room. VUDU itself is the latest entertainment feature to be added to VIERA CAST, Panasonic’s IPTV functionality. Much earlier in the year, Panasonic has already added Netflix, Skype voice and video calling, Twitter and Pandora to an already robust list of popular entertainment and information options.
Among the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Players that feature VIERA CAST include DMP-BDT350 (Full HD 3D), DMP-BDT300 (Full HD 3D), DMP-BDT100 (Full HD 3D), DMP-BD85, DMP-BD65 and the DMP-B500, a portable Blu-ray Disc Player.