PS3 video game consoles getting Vudu films

November 17, 2010
Showgoers try out games at a PlayStation 3 exhibit. Vudu will begin routing online films to Internet-linked PlayStation 3 video game consoles in the United States in a deal announced on Wednesday with Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Vudu will begin routing online films to Internet-linked PlayStation 3 video game consoles in the United States in a deal announced on Wednesday with Sony Computer Entertainment America.

The partnership with Vudu comes as rival consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo evolve into living room entertainment hubs serving up games, films, websites, and television shows.

Vudu, a six-year-old Internet firm recently bought by retail colossus , will launch an on-demand movie service on PlayStation Network in the United States on November 23, according to Sony.

Vudu will stream films on demand and has a vast library of high-definition movies. An "enormous collection" of titles will be available for rental at a cost of two dollars each for two nights.

"PS3 is tailor-made for the high-quality, high-speed Vudu streaming experience," said Vudu general manager Edward Lichty.

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not rated yet Nov 17, 2010
I bought a PS3 because at the time it was the best BRD player for the money and it plays games too.

Be prepared for a lot of aggravation when using it.

1) Even though it has a hard drive and most likely non-volatile RAM, it constantly forgets its settings, sometimes from crashes, usually from power loss. I have had to re-route the audio to the AV cable at least 50 times since I bought it.

2) While it plays DVD's fine and they are easy to control with the joypad, it uses a completely different control scheme for BRD's that requires you to call up a menu, annoying as hell.

3) As far as downloading movies, I had very fast cable and it takes all day to download an HD movie, too slow to watch until it is fully downloaded.

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