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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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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1917 - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Ad Astra - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Latest News:

An animated box office failure finds itself the best selling new release for the week ending August 3, 2019, that wasn't really happening for Blu-ray sales

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 3, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 16:17 AEST, Wed August 14, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 3, 2019 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending August 11, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 11, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 14:38 AEST, Sun August 11, 2019

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OTT video consumption posts huge rise in 2019

Streaming Media Consumption Doubles in a Year, New Data

Posted by: Sean F, 09:54 AEST, Fri August 9, 2019

Streaming consumption grew rapidly in the last year led by strong Roku uptake ... More


A film based on a '90s Japanese manga series is this week's top seller, for the week ending July 27, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 27, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 21:34 AEST, Wed August 7, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 27, 2019 ... More


Amazon's Prime Day sales event and the release of a fairly good DC Comics movie were the highlights for the week, for the week ending July 20, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 20, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 18:09 AEST, Wed July 31, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 20, 2019 ... More