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VUDU Streaming Movies in 1080p and VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV

VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV offers razor sharp high definition television with advanced surround sound. It’s a perfect platform to watch streaming 1080p movies from VUDU.

VUDU — a leader in the world of ultra high definition streaming movies

VUDU offers a growing number of its high definition movies in razor sharp VUDU HDX format — 1080p video with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound — ideal for watching on VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV. VUDU claims to have the largest 1080p library of video on-demand movies available anywhere. In January 2010, VUDU had over 3,000 HDX movies — more than any other HD collection, even Blue-ray. (VUDU suggests that you need at least 4.5 Mbps broadband service to enjoy its streaming HDX movies.) VUDU offers the newest Hollywood releases the same day they are available on DVD. All new releases are available in 1080p HDX.

VUDU has licensing agreements with almost every major movie studio and dozens of independent and international distributors.

No subscription fee is required — rent or buy what you watch.

VUDU is about to become a subsidiary of Walmart

Walmart sees a huge market for streaming movies and Internet television applications. With its recently-announced acquisition of VUDU, Walmart says it is bringing VUDU’s “revolutionary service,” “digital technology,” and growing HD “library of video on-demand movies” under the Walmart marketing powerhouse. This deal will also allow VUDU to continue to develop and improve its platform.

Walmart will undoubtably give VUDU more marketing exposure to the growing number of potential customers for Internet connected HDTV. Walmart’s claim to “lowest prices” will put price pressure on other content providers, depending on VUDU’s future prices.

The brand new VIZIO Class XVT Series Internet Apps HDTV is available now

VIZIO has become the dominant producer of high quality, affordable big screen TVs. It features user-friendly design and integrated Internet-connected functionality.

The new VIZIO VIA models come in 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch models — with 802.11b dual band wireless and Ethernet connectivity. Each set comes with an innovative remote with a VIA button to instantly activate the Internet Apps dock which shows along the bottom of the screen. Choose from VUDU and many other content providers and instantly watch your choice. The remote has a unique keyboard that allows convenient interaction with Internet applications.

With a blazing refresh rate (240 times a second) and advanced brightness and sound technologies, VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV is an ideal platform to enter the age of Internet-connected high definition television.

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Streaming Technologies For Fun and Education

Streaming, in layman’s terms, is the ability to transfer data from source to destination with the objective of producing a steady and continuous flow of data, resulting in a smooth outcome at destination’s end. Perhaps the earliest form of this data transmission is via the radio. If you had your aerial pointing at just so, you enjoyed good music and clear rendition of the evening news. Otherwise, you were rewarded with white noise or an announcer who sounded like he was having a bad case of the hiccups.

In keeping up with the growth of the internet, this form of technology has become the norm as many users prefer to enjoy music, movies, sports or news online. Downloading hefty files is not preferred due to bandwidths as well as data charges imposed by internet service providers. Whether it is via the computer browser or with the installation of a plug-in, a web user enters a web site and selects what he wishes to see. As the movie is loaded into his computer, he watches it. Whatever excess data loaded and not presented in watchable form is then buffered until needed. If data is not forthcoming quickly enough, the viewer is subjected to a disrupted movie. As such, the servers responsible to convert data for transmission as well as internet bandwidth play crucial roles in ensuring streaming works to its full effect. In order to enjoy high definition quality, data needs to be presented in uncompressed mode. This normally entails a vast quantity of data.

Although the entertainment world is probably the pioneer in pushing this form of technology, many other types of media have joined the foray. Borderless education is now a reality as students who previously had no physical access to latest education materials and techniques are now able to increase their knowledge and exposure. In response to man’s never-ending need to share information with friends and strangers, video sharing websites emerge as the new trend. Whether its purpose is for humor or humiliation, many upload their videos to these sites. Interesting enough, these sites serve as unofficial advertisement or marketing tools for many hopefuls to break into closely guarded worlds of arts and sciences. The power of the word of mouth is amazingly demonstrated as these videos achieve high hits and popularity votes based on the originality of their work.

The medical world has gained significant advantages through this technology as procedures are performed in full view of an internal and external audience. At times, diagnosis and treatments are carried out by lesser experienced staff whilst in the supervision of their more experienced colleagues via live telecast. Sufficient internet bandwidth is an essential factor to support these efforts.