Vudu to Stream Movies in 3D5 Jan, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Vudu, the digital movie service owned by Walmart, Jan. 5 said it will begin offering 3D downloads beginning in next few weeks.
Titles will be offered in standard and high-definition (720p and 1080p) resolution and are playable on Blu-ray Disc players, Sony PlayStation 3, Boxee Box, connected televisions from Vizio, Toshiba, LG and Mitsubishi, Magnavox, and set-top boxes capable of broadcasting 3D content.
New release 3D rentals in 720p cost $5.99, and $6.99 for 1080p. Vudu charges $4.99 for new releases in standard definition. Digital 3D purchases cost $21.99, compared to $19.99 for SD. Initial titles include Bolt, Meet the Robinsons and Chicken Little.
"We are proud to be a leader in the delivery of 3D movies," said Edward Lichty, GM of Vudu, in a statement released at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "Our launch of 3D today is another example of our commitment to deliver the best home entertainment experience available anywhere. There is no better, easier way to get 3D movies at home than through the Vudu service."