Originally Posted by Alimentall
The only downside I see is the inability to load your own movies onto the system. For a young person just starting out with kids on the way, it's perfect or maybe as an addition to an existing system. And you're hooked into buying movies from them, as you would be with ATV.
i honestly see this as the strength behind vudu that allowed them to get all the studios on board including many independents.
I have to say, they showed up where I work for a training one day and I was very impressed. They were able to answer everything (even the tough pointed questions...) with honesty and desired real world feedback on their products. They talked quite extensively about the issues in getting the studios on board and how they worked around the various roadblocks tossed up by the same studios that can only benefit from this.
All of that being said, I doubt vudu will really find a place in the "purist" home theater for quite some time. However, i'm still worried that with the flip of a switch, outfits like comcast could offer a huge crushing amount of contact via on-demand at probably lower prices then vudu could negotiate.