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 Last Jedi - HEVC H.265 HD 1080p Teaser

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - H.264 HD 1080p Teaser

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - HEVC H.265 1080p Theatrical Trailer #2

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - H.264 HD 1080p Theatrical Trailer #2

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - (ProRes Source) HEVC H.265 1080p Theatrical Trailer

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Latest News:

'Beauty and the Beast' magically transcended the Blu-ray top 10 list to become the best seller for the week ending June 10, 2017

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 10th 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 19:38 AEST, Fri June 23, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 10th 2017 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending June 18, 2017

Weekly News Roundup (June 18, 2017)

Posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEST, Sun June 18, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 18, 2017 ... More


Ultra HD Blu-ray rips are hitting the scene, but how were they sourced?

Mystery Surrounds Release of Pirated UHD Blu-ray Movies - AACS 2.0 Cracked?

Posted by: Sean F, 11:15 AEST, Thu June 15, 2017

More Ultra HD Blu-ray rips appear on the scene, and nobody knows how they were ripped ... More


It was 'The Shack' that was the most popular new release for the week ending June 3, 2017

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 3rd 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 15:15 AEST, Wed June 14, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 3rd 2017 ... More


Xbox One X is one powerful machine in a (slightly) smaller package

No Longer Scorpio, Xbox One X Fits Immense Power in a Small Package

Posted by: Sean F, 15:06 AEST, Mon June 12, 2017

The Xbox One X loses its Scorpio moniker but gains a new, mini design and a (relatively) high price ... More