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:

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer #2

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Dark Phoenix - HEVC H.265 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Dark Phoenix - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer #2

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - HEVC H.265 4K UHD 2160p Theatrical Trailer

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - H.264 HD 1080p Teaser Trailer

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A crowd pleasing, family oriented release was this week's top selling new release in an otherwise quiet week, for the week ending April 13, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 13, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 10:39 AEST, Thu April 25, 2019

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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending April 21, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 21, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 16:44 AEST, Sun April 21, 2019

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A reboot of a franchise that has gotten bogged down in recent times is this week's top seller, for the week ending April 6, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 6, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 18:13 AEST, Thu April 18, 2019

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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending April 14, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 14, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 21:13 AEST, Sun April 14, 2019

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DC's latest hit hits Blu-ray for some underwater adventure, and this top seller helped Blu-ray sales soar for the week, for the week ending March 30, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 30, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEST, Wed April 10, 2019

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