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Reviewers and retailers also laud the unit’s remote control. Because it operates on RF, as opposed to IR, the remote doesn’t have to be pointed directly at the box to work, meaning the unit can be hidden in a closet. The remote has just four buttons and a scroll wheel that allows the user to quickly scan the movie list and to rewind, fast forward and pause content while a program is playing.
Cosson said the company is lining up sales reps on both coasts and plans to expand Vudu’s retail footprint over the year through specialty retailers and custom installers.
“I want to put an intelligent sales staff between the customer and the box,” Cosson said, adding that it will take an experienced sales staff to work with customers to make sure they have a high-speed broadband connection and that they understand the full potential of the system. “Today we’re not watching what we want to watch, we’re watching what’s available. With Vudu, we’re giving people what they want to watch, now.”