While it falls short of competing options from Vudu, Apple, and Roku, the 2Wire Blockbuster OnDemand box offers basic on-demand movie streaming at an attractive price.
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Blockbuster's set-top box delivers movies to your TV via the Internet, but it's limited by a small selection and subpar interface.
2Wire debuts a thin-client box for Internet-delivered video--with specific programming providers to be named later.
The video rental company will use 2Wire's MediaPoint hardware to go head-to-head with Netflix, Apple TV, Vudu, and others.
Blockbuster streaming will be added to several lines of Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players, and home theater systems in the fall of 2009.
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