High Definition DVD Zone

High Definition DVD Zone

The Blu-ray and HD DVD Buyer's GuideWith the two major competing formats, Blu-ray and HD DVD, both launching this year, 2006 marks an important year for high definition DVDs. As with any launch, and more so due to the competing nature of both High Def DVD formats, there is bound to be lots of questions, and perhaps not as many unbiased answers. Regardless, it will prove to be an exciting time for DVD and home theatre fans.

Lots of issues will decide which format ultimately wins the battle, including copy protection, cost of hardware/movies, studio support and of course, consumer acceptance. With the upcoming launch of the Xbox-360's HD DVD reader drive and the PS3's native support for Blu-ray, it brings a whole new dimension into the battle for our hard earned money.

Blu-ray & HD DVD Discounts Then there is also H.264, the new video compression format for Blu-ray/HD DVD. H.264 can also be used as a DivX/XviD substitute, offering even better compression ratios.

For a list of Blu-ray and HD DVD movie releases, please refer to dvdloc8.com's Blu-ray and HD DVD listings.

This section will keep you updated with the latest news, recommended articles and software to help you keep up with the latest developments in the world of high definition DVDs.

Latest HD Trailers:

H.264 HD 1920x804

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One - H.264 HD 1080p Teaser

Encoded using H.264
Details: H.264 HD 1920x804
H.264 HD 1920x800

Thor: Love and Thunder - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

Encoded using H.264
Details: H.264 HD 1920x800
H.264 HD 1920x800

Avatar: The Way of Water - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer

Encoded using H.264
Details: H.264 HD 1920x800
H.264 HD 1920x804

Thor: Love and Thunder - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer

Encoded using H.264
Details: H.264 HD 1920x804
H.264 HD 1920x800

Obi-Wan Kenobi - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer

Encoded using H.264
Details: H.264 HD 1920x800

Article Links:

Software Links:

Forum Links:


Latest News:

The Criterion release of a classic is the top-selling new release for the week ending July 16, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 16, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 12:38 AEST, Tue August 9, 2022

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 16, 2022 ... More


The more critically acclaimed of this year's two big multiverse movies is the top seller for the week ending July 9, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 9, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 14:02 AEST, Wed August 3, 2022

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 9, 2022 ... More


The latest entry in the Harry Potter universe is the top-seller for the week ending July 2, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 2, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Fri July 22, 2022

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 2, 2022 ... More


An original animated movie is the top-seller for the week ending June 25, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 25, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 16:18 AEST, Sat July 9, 2022

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 25, 2022 ... More


A non-Disney Marvel release is the top-seller for the week ending June 18, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 18, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 17:19 AEST, Wed July 6, 2022

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 18, 2022 ... More