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:

'Hidden Figures' was not so hidden by becoming the best selling new release for the week ending April 15, 2017

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 15th 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 15:34 AEST, Thu April 27, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 15th 2017 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending April 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup (April 23, 2017)

Posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun April 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 23, 2017 ... More


'Rogue One' flew to the top of the sales charts for the week ending April 8 2017

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 8th 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 18:05 AEST, Wed April 19, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 8th 2017 ... More


Have a lot of disposable income? Then time to upgrade your PC to take full advantage of PowerDVD 17

Ultra HD Blu-ray, VR Playback Comes to the PC, PowerDVD 17 Released

Posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEST, Mon April 17, 2017

New PowerDVD version has VR and UHD support, but you'll need a seriously beefy PC to take full advantage ... More


'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' worked its magic and ended up being the top seller for the week ending April 1st 2017

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 1st 2017

Posted by: Sean F, 17:07 AEST, Fri April 14, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 1st 2017 ... More