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.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - HEVC H.265 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - HEVC H.265 HD 1080p Teaser

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - HEVC H.265 1080p Theatrical Trailer #2

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The movies get worse and worse, but they keep on making them, and they actually keep on making money. Luckily, this is the third and final movie in the franchise and it was the best seller for the week ending May 12, 2018

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 12, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 15:26 AEST, Wed May 23, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 12, 2018 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending May 20, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (May 20, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 21:08 AEST, Sun May 20, 2018

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It's the new tech, streaming, digital sales and 4K, that's helping the home entertainment industry to grow

DEG Report: Strong Q1 Growth Linked to Streaming, Theatricals and 4K Ultra HD

Posted by: Sean F, 17:23 AEST, Fri May 18, 2018

Home entertainment revenue continues to rise, thanks to subscription streaming, digital sales of theatrical content and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ... More


This week's top seller is a beloved childhood tale brought to life in this family-friendly film. And it's not Paddington.

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 5, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 17:56 AEST, Thu May 17, 2018

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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' found its way to the top of the sales charts for the week ending April 28, 2018

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 28, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 15:18 AEST, Mon May 14, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 28, 2018 ... More