First it was Panasonic, then it was Sony, and now VUDU is using an HDTV bundle promotion to promote their products. Purchase a 42″ or larger 1080p Sharp AQUOS LCD HDTV through VUDU’s website by January 5, 2008 and receive a free VUDU box ($399 MSRP) and a $50 movie credit. They’re offering 42″, 46″, 52″ and 65″ models, with prices ranging from $1,799.00 (42″) to $7,999.00 (65″).
They dropped a press release about the promotion:
Dec 19, 2007 08:00 ET
VUDU Offers Free Boxes to Customers Who Purchase Select AQUOS 1080p High Definition LCD TVs Through Vudu.com
Access the World’s Biggest Assortment of High Quality Digital Content on Select Sharp AQUOS LCD TVs During Limited Holiday Promotion
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — VUDU Inc., the company that brings instant access to video entertainment to the living room, announced today that they will offer a free VUDU box to customers who purchase select models of the AQUOS high definition televisions through Vudu.com over the holidays.
The free VUDU box will be offered through January 5, 2008 on purchases of Sharp AQUOS televisions with 42″ or larger screens. (visit http://www.vudu.com/sharp.html for details)
“This holiday offer guarantees that new owners of the finest high definition product in the world will have direct access to lots of great content with superior picture quality,” said Bob Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Product and Marketing Group, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Through this offer, new AQUOS owners will be able to instantly enjoy thousands of movie titles, television content and more on a pay as you go basis.”
Just last week, VUDU became the first service to offer an HD movie for digital purchase on the same day and date as the title was released on both Blu-ray and HD DVD high definition formats at retail stores.
“We’re adding loads of HD quality content to the VUDU service so AQUOS owners will have thousands of new and classic movies, TV shows and more from which to choose. HD movies will be lighting up high definition screens everywhere across America this holiday season,” said Tony Miranz, VUDU’s Co-founder and EVP of Sales and Business Development.
The company is also currently offering a limited number of television programs that are available on demand at a per-episode price. VUDU plans to expand its offering of television content in 2008 as well.
For VUDU titles that are not natively in HD format, VUDU up-scales content to a quality comparable to 1080i/1080p24 for a picture quality that is superior to an over-the-air broadcast and better than most DVDs. Because the box is always connected to the Internet, VUDU can continually update the quantity and quality of the content available to customers. Each week, new content is added to the VUDU service giving consumers instant access to the new content they most want to watch.
VUDU is dedicated to bringing instant access to the best in video entertainment to every living room, including both television and theatrical releases. Through relationships with TV networks, every major US movie studio, and more than 22 independent studios and distributors, VUDU offers the optimal home entertainment experience for consumers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Silicon Valley. http://www.vudu.com/
Source: VUDU Inc.
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