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Tuesday December 23, 2008 4:07 pm

Holiday Gift Guide 2008: VUDU $99 for a limited time ($200 off!)


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If you, or someone you love, is a big movie buff with an HDTV, we have to recommend the Christmas Special that is going on right now. The VUDU set-top box normally sells for $299, but for a limited time it can be had for just $99. Now, you also have to buy $50 in movie credits, so the total cost would be $149, but that $50 is would go towards rentals and purchases of VUDU content, including their fantastic HDX 1080p movies. Rentals cost from $1-4 dollars, and purchases are obviously higher.

We recently reported on a lot of the Internet content that has also just made its way to the VUDU service, so all in all, we think this would make a nice gift - either for someone else, or for yourself. Our only complaint with VUDU remains that their speeds are limited, which provides a very, very poor experience if you want to rent HDX content. No matter how fast your Internet connection is, VUDU caps downloads at 4.0 Mbps. That means that my super fast 50.0 Mbps connection means absolutely nothing, and I still have to wait hours before I can watch an HDX flick. If they got rid of that, it would unleash HDX, their flagship offering. A personal niggle for sure, though. If you don’t care, pick one up!

If you miss the sale, you can typically find some nice VUDU deals on Amazon.


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Comments:

Gadgets, gadgets gadgets. Many believes that the best gift they could ever have is an expensive item for holidays. Well, for me.. a simple baked goodies would do, for as long the person giving me that gift wholeheartedly made that especially for me.LOL. If you like cooking, but want to watch a reality show that leaves out the reality of actually making food –  then you must like Top Chef.  Top Chef will have a premiere and a finale on the SAME NIGHT – the start of Season 6 of Top Chef, and the finale of Top Chef Masters on Bravo.  No dishes’ flaws will be spared – and no one will be bothered with learning actual cooking skills, learning a recipe – instead, you get to see a bunch of people with goofy hats and white shirts! And judges that talk about their food!  I wouldn’t waste a faxless payday loan on TiVo so I could see the Top Chef premiere/finale special.


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