ORB BR is a new $20 Blu-ray disc that makes it possible to watch free content from Hulu as well as other local and online video on your PS3. ORB is also working on a version of its software that will bring all of this content to any BD Live–enabled Blu-ray player. The PS3 version is shipping this week. Check out this week’s episode of Cord Cutters for a first preview:
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|How to optimize your Netflix streaming|
|Turn your Roku into a DVR|
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Show notes for this episode:
- ORB BR for PS3 can be ordered online for $20. A disc for other Blu-ray players is scheduled to be available in early July.
- ORB Networks has been developing its media server software for a number of years. The company came out with a line of media streamers last year, which includes a
$69$79 music player and a $99 video player.
- Check out our interview with ORB CEO Joe Costello here.
- Want to watch Hulu videos in HD on your PS3? Then ORB BR won’t help you: Free Hulu videos only stream up to 480p max. However, Hulu Plus streams up to 720p HD, and it’s available on the PS3.
Are you going to buy an ORB BR disc? Or are you using a different media server? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.