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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Spider-Man: No Way Home - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer 2

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The Batman - H.264 HD 1080p Main Trailer

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The Suicide Squad - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

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Halloween Kills - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer

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Latest News:

An original horror flick was the best (and only) selling new release for the week ending January 8, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 8, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 15:31 AEDT, Tue January 25, 2022

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Users told to skip hardware and software upgrades if they want to continue playing 4K Blu-ray discs

4K Blu-ray Movies on PCs: Microsoft, Intel Ends Support in Latest Software, Hardware

Posted by: Sean F, 15:23 AEDT, Thu January 20, 2022

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Wes Anderson's latest film is the only new release in the top 20 for the week ending January 1, 2022

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 1, 2022

Posted by: Sean F, 21:16 AEDT, Fri January 14, 2022

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The final chapter in the latest incarnation of this long running franchise is the top-seller for the week ending December 25, 2021

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 25, 2021

Posted by: Sean F, 17:41 AEDT, Fri January 7, 2022

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Sony's latest Marvel universe movie (on Blu-ray) is the top-seller for the week ending December 18, 2021

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 18, 2021

Posted by: Sean F, 22:14 AEDT, Wed January 5, 2022

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