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Friday, June 06, 2008

VUDU Unveils a Wireless Kit

When I got my VUDU hooked up at the house, I had to run to Best Buy to purchase some powerline adapters (in this case, the D-Link Powerline Ethernet Adapter Kit). Now, VUDU provides a wireless option about about half the cost. They announced their Wireless Kit - two ASUS 802.11g adapters - available for $79.

When we find the time to watch a movie, I really have liked the VUDU experience. For all of its great features, Verizon FiOS TV service is frustratingly slow in bringing up the DVR and VoD menus. We wanted to watch Juno last weekend, so it was a simple matter of using VUDU's unique remote control, finding the movie, and selecting it. The movie played instantly, in great quality. I'm excited, because it looks like National Treasure 2 is available to rent this weekend. Hey, we don't get out much ... we've got a two-year-old! One more benefit - Juno cost $1 less than with Verizon.

VUDU's vice president of marketing - Patrick Cosson - will be at our CONNECTIONS(TM) 2008 conference in a couple of weeks. He'll be appearing on a panel titled BROADBAND VIDEO: Millions Watch but Nobody Pays? This panel will be moderated by my colleague Michael Cai, and will take place on Wednesday, June 25, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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