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

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Latest News:

Expect more localized content from streaming providers like Netflix

Niche Content, Simplified Billing, Key to SVOD Growth

Posted by: Sean F, 16:42 AEST, Thu September 20, 2018

Having unique, local content and improving the user experience key to OTT, SVOD growth ... More


A treat for horror fans is this week's top selling new release, for the week ending September 8, 2018

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 8, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 16:24 AEST, Wed September 19, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 8, 2018 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending September 16, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (September 16, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 21:24 AEST, Sun September 16, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 16, 2018 ... More


Western Europe loves OTT services, in particularly Netflix

OTT Video To Dominate Western Europe by 2023, New Research

Posted by: Sean F, 17:12 AEST, Thu September 13, 2018

Western Europe embraces OTT services, Netflix dominates ... More


Just when you thought there wouldn't be any more 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movies, here comes another one, sort of. This title was the best selling new Blu-ray for the week ending September 1, 2018

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 1, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 15:49 AEST, Wed September 12, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 1, 2018 ... More