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VUDU teaches old boxes new tricks: HDX streaming, apps and more

Richard Lawler , @Rjcc
It's unfortunately rare to see manufacturers extending support to hardware they no longer sell, but VUDU has reached back to owners of its set-top boxes and updated the software to bring them up to par with its platforms running on TVs and Blu-ray players. That means access to the VUDU Apps platform, access to 1080p, 5.1 audio HDX movies as instantly starting streams, not just downloads, movie trailers and social tie-ins with Twitter and Facebook. The new interface also means updates can be instantly pushed down from their end meaning easy access to any new features in the future. It all sounds good to us, go ahead and flick on your box and see if that new software works as well as promised.

 Often found twerding it up in a Detroit club basement, Richard's been tech obsessed since first laying hands on an Atari joystick. Now fully ensconced in the HD gaming era he scours the net for the latest news on HD screens and content, only taking an occasional break to submit Dreamcast 2 rumors on Joystiq's tip form.

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