Vudu Streaming Goes Live on LG BD390, With Added (Rotten) Tomatoes

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Vudu promised its 1080p a la carte streaming movie service would be coming to the LG BD390 Blu-ray player by the end of last month, making LG's connected box just about the best on the market. Well, it's a little late, but it's here, and it brings with it some new goodies: namely, Rotten Tomatoes integration.

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In case you've never heard of RT, it's kind of the be-all, end-all of movie review sites, compiling dozens of reviews per movie to come up with a sort of meta-score, which, more times than not, gives you a decent sense of what to expect from a film. Vudu's movie selection interface is now littered with tomatoes: tomatoes with the combined "Tomatometer" score at each film's selection screen, tomatoes with individual review excerpts in each film's selection screen, tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes tomatoes.

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Both upgrades will be free, and both will just sorta happen: LG BD390 users should expect an upgrade prompt any time now, and all Vudu users should keep an eye out for the new ratings system. [Vudu]

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Jay Leininger

How dare Vudu make me put down a deposit that renews when my balance expires. All I wanted to do was activate my player and get the one time free HD movie just to see if I like the service but if they are going to make me put a deposit down then no way.