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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Dune - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #1

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Wonder Woman 1984 - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

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Latest News:

The fifth season box set of this hit TV series was the top seller for the week ending September 19, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 19, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 17:26 AEST, Thu October 1, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 19, 2020 ... More


The week ending September 12, 2020 was a week full of Blu-ray and 4K exclusives

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 12, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 16:22 AEST, Wed September 23, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 12, 2020 ... More


Mulan has done well on Disney+ Premiere Access, with millions signing up to watch the film

Mulan Scores Big On Premium VOD

Posted by: Sean F, 19:52 AEST, Sat September 19, 2020

Mulan does well on Disney+ Premium Access ... More


Some Halloween favourites have been re-released on 4K Blu-ray, including this '80s classic, for the week ending September 5, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 5, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 21:55 AEST, Thu September 17, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 5, 2020 ... More


Disc sales haven't been this low since the early 2000s

Blu-ray, Disc Sales Fall to Record Lows Amidst Historic Pandemic

Posted by: Sean F, 15:34 AEST, Wed September 9, 2020

Blu-ray sales at levels not seen in more than a decade, with DVD sales back to early 2000 levels ... More