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Blockbuster Plans Streaming Set-Top

blockbuster_logo.jpgApple TV and VUDU will soon have some company.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Blockbuster wants to start streaming content to its own set-top box.

This will allow the rental chain to put its recent acquisition of Movielink to work; the online service provides over 6,000 major studio movies over the Internet.

Netflix just announced its own plans for a similar service, with LG making the boxes.

Will this be the next wave, or just another box to crowd up your audio/video cabinet? We shall soon see.

Without knowing all the details, which one would you be most likely to buy? Assuming one box doesn't have super specs or super-cheap prices, I think I'd go with Netflix just on my previous experience.

Blockbuster is expected to make an official announcement this month. -- Rachel Cericola

Posted by Rachel Cericola on April 11, 2008 12:59 AM
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Yeah, I agree Rachel, Netflix over Blockbuster no matter the service.

-- Posted by: Andy at April 11, 2008 1:59 PM

I don't understand the positives of this for the consumer. If I have a cable box already I can get pay-per-view. Same goes if I have satellite as well. Why would I pay for another box and then have to pay for a subscription or per view movies?

-- Posted by: Connie at April 15, 2008 3:31 PM

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