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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TENET - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #1

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Wonder Woman 1984 - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #1

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Sonic the Hedgehog - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

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The Mandalorian - H.264 HD 1080p Trailer #2

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - H.264 HD 1080p Final Trailer

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Latest News:

No new releases (in the top 20) again for the first week of 2020, for the week ending January 4, 2020

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 4, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 16:25 AEDT, Wed January 15, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 4, 2020 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 12, 2020

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 12, 2020

Posted by: Sean F, 22:21 AEDT, Sun January 12, 2020

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 12, 2020 ... More


No new releases (in the top 20) as the last full week of 2019 means sales and more sales, for the week ending December 28, 2019

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

Posted by: Sean F, 16:16 AEDT, Sat January 11, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 28, 2019 ... More


More TVs will have Filmmaker Mode

Filmmaker Mode Gains New, Powerful Supporters

Posted by: Sean F, 17:06 AEDT, Fri January 10, 2020

Filmmaker Mode will be on more 4K and 8K TVs, and now has the support of key Hollywood guilds ... More


The fifth and final film in this iconic action franchise is this week's top seller, as the holiday sales period begins proper for the week ending December 21, 2019

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

Posted by: Sean F, 17:42 AEDT, Thu January 9, 2020

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 21, 2019 ... More