LG BD390 Blu-ray player offers VUDU support

VUDU on-demand high definition movie
service is now available on the BD390 Network Blu-ray Disc player from
LG Electronics, giving consumers a whole new way to access the largest
on-demand HD library of Hollywood movies in their living rooms, the
company announced today.

VUDU continues to work with top consumer electronics manufacturers
to become more accessible to customers who want to rent or buy major
Hollywood movies in high definition. The VUDU service, already
available on flat-panel HDTVs, uniquely delivers the largest available
HD movie library of instantly-viewable movies in 1080p with Dolby
Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and provides customers with VUDU’s
superior user experience for finding and watching movies in high
definition.

“Our goal as a company is to offer the best possible HD movie
service to the broadest possible audience,” said Alain Rossmann, CEO of
VUDU. “By adding the top-rated LG BD390 Blu-ray player to the lineup of VUDU-enabled products, we’ve made it easier than ever for customers to enjoy the VUDU experience.”

Some of VUDU’s key features include:

  • Instant viewing
    experience: unlike typical Internet and on-demand video streaming, VUDU
    movies start immediately, and viewers can fast forward, rewind and
    browse chapters without the delays or the frustration associated with
    buffering
  • Highest quality
    video: VUDU’s unique HDX format delivers true 1080p resolution and
    TruFilm encoding enhancements, now available for the first time on an
    instant-start basis
  • Immersive
    sound: VUDU is the only on-demand service to deliver Dolby Digital Plus
    5.1 surround sound at all video quality levels
  • No monthly
    fees: customers can instantly buy or rent from VUDU’s extensive library
    of standard and high definition movie and TV titles without any monthly
    service charges
  • Largest HD library anywhere: over 2,200 titles are available in HD or HDX format
  • New releases:
    Newly-released titles from all major studios are available the same day
    as DVD release, typically months before they are available on
    subscription-based services

LG’s BD390 networked Blu-ray player transforms and personalizes the
home theater experience by offering a stellar array of entertainment
options. In addition to its broadband capabilities, the BD390 offers
exceptional “Full HD” 1080p video performance and exceptional image
quality from standard DVDs with 1080p up-scaling via HDMI output. The
BD390 is also equipped for easy connection to the home network and has
one gigabyte (GB) of built-in memory for BD Live functionality.

Model BD390 with LG’s “NetCast Entertainment Access” feature is
available now at nationwide retailers at a manufacturer’s suggested
retail price of $399. VUDU connectivity will be available at the end of
the month via a free upgrade.

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