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Posts Tagged ‘Blockbuster On Demand’

This Phone Does It All

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Check out the eagerly-anticipated HTC HD 2 mobile phone on display at Abt.

It’s different from other phones on the market. It has the largest screen (4.3”), which happens to be extremely high resolution. HTC HD 2 boasts a screaming-fast response time when moving from application to application.

There are endless features on this one-of-a-kind phone. It’s pre-installed with 16GB of memory, two movies, Transformers 1 and 2, the Barnes and Noble eReader, Blockbuster On Demand, and so much more. To top it off, the camera on HD 2 is five megapixels with a dual LED flash; so taking pictures in low-light come out great everytime.

Organization is simple with HTC’s latest efforts. HTC HD 2 runs a Windows operating system and is customizable so users can access important information with ease, not to mention use all of the Windows Mobile applications seamlessly.

HD 2 is available on-line for pre-order.

-Kelly B.

TiVo and Samsung Make Renting DVDs Easier

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

 

TiVo revolutionized the electronics market in 1997 by making it optional to record from a TV onto a DVD. Again, today, TiVo is making life easier by eliminating the trip to the video store by teaming up with Blockbuster on-line. The new service offered by TiVo will make thousands of movies available to broadband connected TiVo subscribers.

TiVo users will be able to select and rent movies directly from Blockbuster On Demand; “classic” movies will be $2.99 and new-releases will cost $3.99. Simply navigating to the Video On Demand screen will bring users to the Blockbuster logo. By selecting the Blockbuster function, users will be able to see all of the content available to rent.

For now, Blockbusters will not be in Hi-Def. Over the next few weeks, Blockbuster On Demand will be adding new movies and some HD titles. For more information on Blockbuster on Demand TiVo has provided a website to answer some questions.

To view all of Abt’s TiVo boxes

Blockbuster On Demand will also be available on new Samsung HDTVs, home theater systems, and Blu-ray players. Current owners of some Samsung LCD TVs (series 650), Plasma TVs (series 7000), and Blu-ray players will be able to access this feature after a firmware upgrade. Blockbuster will have a “preferred position” on Samsung’s Blu-ray interface. Blockbuster will also be featuring Samsung Blu-ray players in select stores and on Blockbuster.com.

Abt’s selection of Samung products

To view all of Abt’s DVRs

-Kelly B.