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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Latest News:

Cyber Monday promises more Blu-ray and DVD discounts, can sales pick up to make up for the relatively disappointing Black Friday?

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Cyber Monday Week 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 15:30 AEDT, Thu December 14, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday week, the week ending December 2, 2017 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending December 10, 2017

Weekly News Roundup (December 10, 2017)

Posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEDT, Sun December 10, 2017

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Disney sues Redbox over re-selling of digital movie codes from Blu-ray packs

Disney Sues Redbox for Selling Digital Copy Codes

Posted by: Sean F, 18:11 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

Studio alleges Redbox took digital movie code printouts from retail copies of movies to sell in kiosks ... More


Black Friday is back, and sales are at a peak. But are sales higher or lower than Black Friday 2016?

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday Week 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 12:57 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday week, the week ending November 25, 2017 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending December 3, 2017

Weekly News Roundup (December 3, 2017)

Posted by: Sean F, 00:08 AEDT, Mon December 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 3, 2017 ... More