Blockbuster OnDemand challenges Netflix and Amazon's Instant HD Video on Demand service.
Blockbuster OnDemand is coming to a long list of Samsung TV and home theater products. The online pay-per-view streaming service will be added to Samsung's online-enabled HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and Blu-ray home theater systems via future software updates. As part of the deal, Blockbuster will also sell some of the Samsung products in its video rental stores.
The service, due to launch in September or October in the United States, is similar to Blockbuster's existing pacts with TV maker Vizio and digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc, which was announced in March.
According to Samsung, the Blockbuster OnDemand feature will be added to "Samsung LCD and Plasma HDTVs Series 650 and above, and Samsung LED HDTVs Series 7000 and above," as well as "select 2009 Samsung Blu-ray players and home theater systems."
Most probably these top HDTV and Blu-ray players will play Blockbuster HD movies:
- Samsung LN46B650 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV
- Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV
- Samsung UN40B7000 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV
- Samsung PN50B650 50-Inch 1080P Plasma HDTV
- Samsung BD-P2500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player
Do you like these Samsung devices or do you prefer the excellent and Vizio 32" 1080p LCD HDTV (VOJ320F1A) at a low price of ~$500?