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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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - H.264 HD 1080p D23 Special Look Teaser Trailer

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The Mandalorian - H.264 HD 1080p Teaser Trailer

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Charlie's Angels - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Midway - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Top Gun: Maverick - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending October 13, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 13, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 21:05 AEDT, Sun October 13, 2019

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The PS5 will be called the PS5, will finally support 4K Blu-ray playback and has some new nifty controller features

New PS5 Details: 4K Blu-ray Support, New DualShock Features, Hardware Ray-Tracing

Posted by: Sean F, 17:09 AEDT, Fri October 11, 2019

Sony's new console will be officially called the PS5, and will be arriving with some nifty new features ... More


A high-concept original story about the non-existence of a legendary band is the week's top selling new release, for the week ending September 28, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 28, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 20:47 AEDT, Thu October 10, 2019

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A disappointing (box office wise) latest addition in a superhero franchise in this week's top seller (and the only new release in the top 20) for the week ending September 21, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 21, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 16:23 AEST, Wed October 2, 2019

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Both the live-action remake and the animated original of this classic tale did really well on Blu-ray for the week ending September 14, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 14, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 15:54 AEST, Thu September 26, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 14, 2019 ... More