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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Joker - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

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Dunkirk - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

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Mulan - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer #2

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Spiral: From the Book of Saw - H.264 HD 1080p Teaser Trailer #1

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Fast & Furious 9 - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #1

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Latest News:

Not a single new release in the top 20, but 'Birds of Prey' is the top seller for the week ending June 20, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 20, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 18:06 AEST, Fri July 3, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 20, 2020 ... More


Blu-ray sales dip to levels not seen since 2010, as COVID-19 effects starting to be seen

COVID-19 Pandemic: U.S. Blu-ray Sales Falls to Almost 10 Year Low

Posted by: Sean F, 22:05 AEST, Sat June 20, 2020

Several tough months awaits the home entertainment industry, as movie releases dry up and the economic pain starts to be felt ... More


From a simpler time when people were afraid of going to be the beach for an entirely different reasons, this re-release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray was the week's top selling new release for the week ending June 6, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 6, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 21:15 AEST, Thu June 18, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 6, 2020 ... More


A modern take on an old story (that got people so angry with its too revealy trailer) is this week's top seller, for the week ending May 30, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 30, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 17:48 AEST, Wed June 10, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 30, 2020 ... More


A video game icon from the '90s returns, redesigned, for this week's top selling new release for the week ending May 23, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 23, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 17:57 AEST, Thu June 4, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 23, 2020 ... More