Blockbuster On Demand Makes its Way to Philips Blu-ray Players

Posted Fri Jul 9, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

You'll start seeing the service showing up on new Philips Blu-ray players right alongside CinemaNow and Netflix.

Philips isn't a name anyone associates with high-end in the home theater world, but their latest Blu-ray players are full of features. The BDP5320 and BDP7320 can handle 1080p resolution at 24 frames per second, Netflix streaming, and now downloads from Blockbuster On Demand.

"Philips Blu-ray players," says the company's own Todd Richardson, "combined with Blockbuster On Demand, offer consumers a one-of-a-kind home theatre experience with the added convenience of not having to run out to rent a movie."

The addition of Blockbuster's download service rounds out the new players, which already include CinemaNow and Netflix. It's a big move for Philips, but it might end up being bigger for Blockbuster, who is struggling to find a foothold in the new rental landscape.

Source: PR Newswire

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