Sonic upgrading CinemaNow movie streaming to 1080p

Have to love all these companies continuously trying to one-up each other. I especially liked the mention of inclusion of 3D movie support coming soon…I wonder if they’ll mail you the groovy glasses to go along with them!


Sonic claims to have a leg up since the system is already used for Blu-ray disc production, and it’s teaming with Widevine for the adaptive streaming backend. As usual, even if you’re not directly a CinemaNow user, its wide compatibility and position behind Blockbuster’s store and upcoming ones from Best Buy and should mean 1080p streaming to an ethernet equipped home theater device will be available no matter where you are, whether you’re ready to ditch the discs (and downloads) or not.