News coming out of Blockbuster’s conference call on Nov 6 says that they will be releasing a set-top box before the end of the year.
Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes made the announcement on the call, but offered no further details. You can read more at Home Media Magazine.
This is interesting news, because it may mean they are scrapping the idea of releasing kiosks to compete with Redbox. If so, this may be good news (at least short-term) for Redbox.
It does seem that long-term being able to stream movies to your TV will replace DVD rentals, but how soon is anyone’s guess.
The question is, will Redbox release something like this, too? An interesting thought…