A video store in your home. Sure we have lots of options for renting movies, but Vudu Video Box is now entering the fray with the promise of instant gratification.
David Pogue of the New York Times takes a look at this $400 box and weighs in on its usefulness. The basic idea: it's a box that connects to your TV without a computer and gives you access to a changing lineup of 5,000 movies at any given time. For $2-5 for a rental, and $15-20 to buy, you've got a virtual Blockbuster in your home.
Pogue praises the video quality, the remote, and the flexible buying options. However, he cautions there is a lot of fluff in those 5,000 movies and an inconsistent collection of the top movies of the last year.
The Vudu will be available later this month. To read Pogue's entire review, check it out here.