Possible Winning Combo: OTA HDTV + Hulu Plus + Blockbuster/VUDU

Like many of you I was pleased to hear the news that Hulu unveiled their Hulu Plus offering today. Now I'm wondering if it's actually something I'd be interested in paying for. Luckily, NewTeeVee did the leg work for us in comparing Hulu Plus with Netflix's instant streaming collection. According to the site, Hulu's biggest [...]

CinemaNow Offering Same-Day Instant Access to New Release Movies and TV Shows

LG BD390Best Buy, the new owner of CinemaNow, is announcing today that CinemaNow (like Blockbuster) will provide users with movies via 'net-connected devices the same day their corresponding DVDs are released. What's more, CinemaNow will be available on all new LG Blu-ray players and HDTVs with LG's NetCast Entertainment Access starting this month and will soon be [...]

Sonic to Deliver 3D Movie Experience via PC to 3D-Ready HDTVs and PC Displays

NVIDIA GeForce Vision BoxI'm still trying to wrap my head around this one. Sonic says they will be releasing 1080p 3D movies through their CinemaNow service in the near future. Good news, right? Well, according to the company's press release, in order to view the movies you'll need to a install Sonic's software on your Windows PC, have [...]

Intel and Yahoo! Bring Their TV Widget Technology to Life in a Big Way At CES 2009

Yahoo! TV Widgets Partners ScreenshotSure we've started seeing a crop of "Connected HDTVs" making the news this month, but the real winner here is the Yahoo! Widget Engine and Intel's system-on-a-chip (Media Processor CE 3100) which provides the TV's processing power to handle all the various interactive media application services. In other words, all future HDTVs supporting TV Widgets [...]

LG’s Network Blu-ray Player to Get CinemaNow and YouTube Support

LG BD300 Network Blu-ray PlayerLooks like the guys at LG aren't threatened by the likes of Samsung's BD-P2500. LG is announcing that in the next few weeks owners of their BD300 Network Blu-ray Player will gain access to CinemaNow – including its HD library – and YouTube content directly from their player. These new enhancements are in addition to [...]

DivX and CinemaNow to Expand Premium Content Delivery to New Consumer Electronics Devices

DivX, Inc., a digital media company, and CinemaNow, the digital entertainment innovator in delivering high-quality Hollywood movies and TV shows across multiple platforms, have announced an agreement that will allow CinemaNow to offer users the ability to download premium content in the high-quality DivX® format and play back those titles on the PC, as well [...]