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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Latest News:

The sequel to a movie that nobody thought would be a success, considering itself was the spiritual sequel to a long running series, is the top seller for the week ending March 9, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 9, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 15:15 AEDT, Thu March 21, 2019

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While the release wasn't big enough to actually break the Internet, but this week's top seller, for the week ending March 2, 2019, did help Blu-ray record one of the best weeks in recent times

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 2, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:03 AEDT, Wed March 13, 2019

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Another week, another musical award winner that has become a huge hit, despite it being a remake, was the week's top seller for the week ending February 23, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 23, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:16 AEDT, Wed March 6, 2019

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A musical biopic that has renewed interest in a classic band but became controversial due to production issues, is the week's top seller for the week ending February 16, 2019

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 16, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:27 AEDT, Wed February 27, 2019

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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending February 24, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 24, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:16 AEDT, Sun February 24, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 24, 2019 ... More