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Vudu Now Has More Titles Than Blu-ray

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on November 10, 2008 
Filed Under: Downloads, Format War, Studios, VUDU



The war is heating up as Vudu has now surpassed Blu-ray in titles available count. While Blu-ray has stated they have 1000 titles announced for release, Vudu has 1100 HD titles ready for download right now.

From the Press Release:

Santa Clara, CA – Nov. 10, 2008 — VUDU announced today the availability of more than 1,100 HD titles for instant, on-demand viewing giving the VUDU owners access to the largest library of HD content in existence. VUDU also pledged to continue to aggressively expand this HD library further in the coming weeks. The combination of this massive HD library, which spans mainstream new releases to independent titles and classics, with VUDU’s two high quality HD formats, instant start HD and the superior HDX format, make VUDU the most convenient and exciting choice for consumers who love HD content.

We are excited to see Vudu’s focus on expanding their HD offerings. The real advantange Vudu has over Blu-ray, is Vudu can release older catalog titles that won’t be released on Blu-ray for a long time. This is because with Blu-ray you have to see a clear ROI when your paying for the encloding/authoring/replication of a new Blu-ray disc.

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Comments

4 Responses to “Vudu Now Has More Titles Than Blu-ray”

  1. Mi on November 10th, 2008 5:27 pm

    And the library has more books than pizza hut.

    You people are out of your minds, trying to keep ‘format war’ a viable title.

    “The real advantange Vudu has over Blu-ray, is Vudu can release older catalog titles that won’t be released on Blu-ray for a long time. This is because with Blu-ray you have to see a clear ROI when your paying for the encloding/authoring/replication of a new Blu-ray disc.”

    You can’t just dream up a methodology and say ‘this is how it works’

    I know you guys are all BD haters and all, and it is no surprise that this is the only site that tried to do a ‘streaming video is better than BD’ angle on this, but this is REALLY getting fairly pathetic.

  2. Markus on November 10th, 2008 5:28 pm

    Well, 1000 BD titles globally vs 1100 titles in the US with no perspective of going global… hmmm, I wonder if you can really call this a “war” yet… it’s more like an local brawl ;) . I just ordered 50 BDs at amazon.com to take back home to Europe next week. There. :)

    Markus

  3. Dave Cowl on November 11th, 2008 12:51 am

    For the most part I am not a fan of downloads.

    It is interesting though that there are niche interest areas that will get more attention from companies like this than Blu-ray can offer.

    It could get really interesting if the model extends to being able to burn a Blur-ray disc of downloaded content for archival. We are seeing this model with DVD now (though it seems like too little, too late in that case?) so perhaps this will be the method of delivery for niche titles in the future.

    The biggest problem we face in the US at least is the dearth of high speed broadband service.

    Until that gets solved, it is either wait a day for the download or suffer with quality loss…

  4. Cesar Andrade on November 15th, 2008 9:57 pm

    I totally agree with you. It is unfortunate that while other countries have 30+ mbps broadband speed we can’t get it together for the good of convience in my opinion. @Dave Cowl -

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