Vudu has launched a third version of its downloadable movie set-top box, but this one is strictly for the upscale home installer set. Unlike the squat Mac Mini-like dimensions of earlier Vudu products, the XL2 has the more standard (and rack-mountable) 17-inch width you'd see in a typical DVD player. Otherwise, it seems to offer nearly identical specs to Vudu's earlier high-end offering, : 1TB of storage, IP and IR control options. The XL2 costs $1,300, and is available only through custom installers.
Thankfully, the standard Vudu BX100 remains available for just $300. Toss in a $200 movie credit if you purchase through Best Buy before December 31, and you'll be saving $1,200 over the cost of the XL2.