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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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - H.264 HD 1080p D23 Special Look Teaser Trailer

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The Mandalorian - H.264 HD 1080p Teaser Trailer

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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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Latest News:

A fourth sequel franchise reboot (thanks Hollywood!) is this week's top selling new release, and the overall top seller, for the week ending September 7, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 7, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:57 AEST, Wed September 18, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 7, 2019 ... More


Warner Bros' revival of this classic monster series has been relatively successful, and the latest instalment in the series is this week's top seller, for the week ending August 31, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 31, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 20:03 AEST, Wed September 11, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 31, 2019 ... More


Yet another superhero movie, but this one has a dark and horror tone

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 24, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:31 AEST, Wed September 4, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 24, 2019 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending September 1, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 1, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEST, Sun September 1, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 1, 2019 ... More


New Filmmaker Mode on 4K UHD TVs will allow viewers to experience films the way the filmmaker intended

New TVs Will Have 'Filmmaker Mode' for Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs

Posted by: Sean F, 20:56 AEST, Fri August 30, 2019

Filmmaker Mode will turn off those pesky post-processing features on your TV so film will actually look like film ... More