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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Latest News:

He may be out of an award show hosting gig, but his comedy is this week's top selling new release, for the week ending January 5, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 5, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 16:37 AEDT, Wed January 16, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 5, 2019 ... More


No new releases this week in the top 20, and Venom was still the top selling title, for the week ending December 29, 2018

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 29, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 15:42 AEDT, Tue January 15, 2019

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 29, 2018 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 13, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 13, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 18:28 AEDT, Sun January 13, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 13, 2019 ... More


Hulu now has more than 25 million subscribers

Hulu Posts Huge Rise in Subscription Numbers

Posted by: Sean F, 14:35 AEDT, Sat January 12, 2019

Hulu saw tremendous growth in 2018 in both subscription numbers and revenue ... More


Samsung TVs to get access to iTunes

CES: Samsung Talks Up Apple Partnership, Bezel Free Micro LED Technology

Posted by: Sean F, 16:00 AEDT, Thu January 10, 2019

Samsung to get access to iTunes on 2018 and 2019 TVs, as the company also shows off new modular Micro LEDs ... More