Originally Posted by Richard Tywoniak
I agree with the higher resolution audio - in order to move me off of blu ray - I would like to see high resolution audio. With a netflix subscription I can get unlimited blu ray and i do not sacrifice audio or video quality. i would think that for Vudu to compete they would have to at least offer comparable quality to bluray for audio and video. Considering that the cost of the service is much higher than Netflix - I would assumme that you could get comparable quality.
Right now the movies are encoded in DD+, but the box can not output DD+, this is somewhat upsetting but they are first gen boxes. The HDX movies are 640K which is within BD specs and is how early WB disc were encoded. They sound great, much better than DVD but not as great as some BDs and HD DVDs (DD+, DDTHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD MA)
The Vudu Box is 99.00 this week or 149.00 wirth a wireless kit. That is the same as 3-6 BDs. This is a great deal, so much so my wife told me to order another one for the bedroom because she is annoyed with the ATV there and does not like to use the XBOX or PS3 to rent movies. Vudu is, in my opinion,
the best VOD service today and I have them all. This is well worth the entry price he are asking.
If you don't like it the they have a 30 day return policy. But I doubt you will be returning it. It is a great suppliment to BD. I use it to rent movies that I am in the mood for and don't have to wait until I am no longer in the mood to receive them. I still buy the occasional BD and still get some from Netflix. But Vudu has become my primary source for movie watching.
Give it a try you won't be dissapointed.