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post #31 of 39 Old 01-24-2012, 08:14 PM
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Ahh, I understand now (slaps forehead). Thanks. Mine's actually downconverting DD+ to DD. I don't have HDMI or a 7.1 receiver, so I guess I can't get DD+ anyway.
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I checked the CinemaNow website and the only Sony player listed is the PS3 which is promoted with an in the upper right. Probably more Sony support on the way. Only four brands of BD players are currently supported: Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Insignia.
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They really need to start offering some decent $.99/day movies like Vudu if they want to succeed.

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IMO, they also need to promote 1080P and DD+ sound on more devices, otherwise they won't have a prayer vs. VUDU....
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I took a look at one of their freebies on the PS3, the "Touch" pilot with Keifer Southerland and it looked like crap. Hard to say whether it was HD or not but it certainly didn't look good at all.

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I checked the CinemaNow website and the only Sony player listed is the PS3 which is promoted with an in the upper right. Probably more Sony support on the way. Only four brands of BD players are currently supported: Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Insignia.

I don't know if it's on the CinemaNow site, but my Sony BDP-N460 plays CinemaNow, or I guess to use the proper vernacular it has the CinemaNow channel. It works great, just watched Watchmen the other night. This is an older Blu-ray player so I would be surprised if Sony's newer models don't have CinemaNow as well.
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Sony has an announcement on their player pages about CinemaNow being added to the PS3 so they may be tip-toeing into adding it to other players. I suspect that coding for the apps may be a problem. You could get into issues of different chipsets used between players and what they support regardless of how crazy that sounds. That could slow development of an app and priority given to newer players and demand from retailers (such as Best Buy). Plus Sony has probably had to tighten it's belt with regard to budgets for doing such things. I noticed that after Walmart bought Vudu it started showing up on more players and TVs particularly models sold at Walmart. It is not unknown for retailers to "partner" and pay for the app development.
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I will say the PS3 app is quite good. The UI is definitely very easy to use, it's probably better than even the Vudu interface.

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I will say the PS3 app is quite good. The UI is definitely very easy to use, it's probably better than even the Vudu interface.

I strongly disagree--the bizarre "slot machine" presentation is silly and ill conceived. But to each his own taste .

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