New Boxee update rolls out VUDU flicks

A new firmware update for the Boxee Box brings VUDU flicks to your screen for $5.99 a pop in 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround. VUDU is offering Boxee Box owners a free credit of $5.99 upon signup for a rental or purchase. Standard-def movies are $2 a pop but why would you?

Just this week PS3 also launched a VUDU app with a free credit to sign up. We checked out The American in HDX 1080p and the quality was quite good except for some pixel crunching in the darker shots and gradients.

The firmware update fixes quite a few bugs and also adds enhancements such as browser performance, support for language selection in the subtitles, and settings to control de-interlacing. Boxee says they are also working on a Netflix deal and will announce something next week.

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

One Reply to “New Boxee update rolls out VUDU flicks”

  1. Piplzchoice says:

    Those of your readers, who are trying to select which Digital Media Receiver is right for them, may be interested in this research into consumer perceptions. It shows that Apple TV (2010) provides their customers with the most consistent positive experience when compared to Roku or Boxee Box. Here is the link to the details http://tinyurl.com/amp4dmr

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