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    Vudu: Finally worth it?

    First of all: what the hell is Vudu?

    Well, it's a VOD (video on demand) service that is served off the internet. Kind of like an AppleTV service in ways, including hardware and software.

    At $300 for the box, it's kind of steep, considering most of it you could do on a regular PC hooked to a TV with a simple internet connection.

    BUT....

    now comes the "worth it" part:

    Quote Originally Posted by AVN
    According to a press release from AVN, "The AVN Channel will include hundreds of the latest standard and high-definition titles from the leading adult studios including Wicked, Vivid, Hustler, and many others. This is the first stand-alone content channel available on Vudu."

    Yes. A standalone adult channel for your Vudu. Rentals, purchases, you name it.

    Oh, did I mention it's in 1080p? (Okay, maybe that's not necessarily a good thing in adult films).

    And yes, it has parental controls, so the tykes can still watch the Wiggles, while you hide "Busty Cops 3" behind a password.

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    Vudu is the way we will watch TV in the next decade. Maybe not that service specifically, but that on-demand delivery is the wave of the future

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    yeah, definitely, but god knows how much DRM and permissions and cablecards and crap you'll need to do it. Too many people trying to protect all their investments to make it easy.

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    my hope is that we will finally get that one REALLY big hit web-only show that will change the way old media thinks about distribution. Instead of Lost coming on at 9pm on a weeknight, it would get 'released' online like a game patch. My dream is that format

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    my hope is that we will finally get that one REALLY big hit web-only show that will change the way old media thinks about distribution. Instead of Lost coming on at 9pm on a weeknight, it would get 'released' online like a game patch. My dream is that format
    bigger than Pure pwnage or Red vs. Blue?

    Preposterous!!!



    But yeah, if HBO or someone more daring would put the next "Sopranos"-type show on internet-only, I think that could work. It would also help push media extenders/consoles and HTPCs with digital connectors, and might even make the "connected home" a reality for more than just us geeks.

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