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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (January 14, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 14, 2018 ... More


Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, AV1 has a new major supporter

Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media to Help Push AV1 Adoption

Posted by: Sean F, 15:01 AEDT, Thu January 11, 2018

Apple joins Amazon, Google and Microsoft to help push next-gen video codec that has its heart on replacing HEVC ... More


A dispute between Google and Amazon has been brewing for some time now

Amazon, Google Dispute Causes Fire TV Casualties

Posted by: Sean F, 16:38 AEDT, Wed January 10, 2018

Fire TV customers lose access to YouTube app due to Amazon's lack of desire to sell Google's products on their website ... More



News Icon MPAA Claims 70% of Kodi Users Are Pirates

posted by: Sean F, 19:58 AEDT, Sat November 11, 2017

Kodi under renewed attack from the MPAA over piracy links

News Icon Video Codec Wins Primetime Engineering Emmy

posted by: Sean F, 16:07 AEDT, Sun October 29, 2017

HEVC given ward for its contribution to the television industry

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 22, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Amazon Join Forces with the MPAA to Sue Kodi Box Maker

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Streaming giants join forces with Hollywood to tackle the Kodi box problem

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:36 AEDT, Sun October 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 1, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 17, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEST, Sun September 17, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 17, 2017

News Icon Apple Ready to Embrace 4K, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 16:41 AEST, Thu September 14, 2017

Apple jumping both feet into the 4K, HDR game with its updated Apple TV

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:50 AEST, Sun September 3, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 3, 2017

News Icon Studio, CE Firms Join Forces to Promote Dolby Vision Rival, HDR10+

posted by: Sean F, 16:35 AEST, Sat September 2, 2017

20th Fox and Panasonic sign up to the HDR10+ standard in order to avoid having to pay for Dolby Vision

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 13, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:17 AEST, Sun August 13, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 13, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Digital Sales Fail to Offset Decline in Home Entertainment Purchases

posted by: Sean F, 19:28 AEST, Tue August 8, 2017

Physical media continues to decline, while many flocking to subscription streaming and away from outright purchases

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:56 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 30, 2017

News Icon Paramount Commits to Dolby Vision, Atmos for 4K UHD Releases

posted by: Sean F, 10:19 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Studio joins others in embracing HDR tech from Dolby

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 2, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:57 AEST, Sun July 2, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 2, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 28, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Sun May 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 28, 2017

News Icon Lionsgate Choose 'Power Rangers' as Its First Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray

posted by: Sean F, 17:25 AEST, Tue May 16, 2017

Dolby Vision finally comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray, as Lionsgate and Universal both debut Dolby Vision titles in June

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 7, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:39 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 7, 2017

News Icon DEG: Digital HD, Streaming Revenue Way Up, Discs Down

posted by: Sean F, 14:33 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Digital on the way up, physical on the way down

News Icon 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

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 9, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:01 AEST, Sun April 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 9, 2017

News Icon Microsoft Unveil Xbox One 'Scorpio' Specs, Most Powerful Game Console in History

posted by: Sean F, 17:50 AEST, Fri April 7, 2017

Big upgrades to CPU, GPU will see the Scorpio become the most powerful console in history, capable of playing games at 4K/60FPS

News Icon Amazon Bans Pirate Media Players, Will Destroy Inventory

posted by: Sean F, 17:20 AEST, Thu April 6, 2017

Amazon taking a hardline stance against media players being sold with pre-installed piracy software

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:27 AEDT, Sun March 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 5, 2017

News Icon The End of 3D: Sony, LG Removing 3D Support From 2017 TVs

posted by: Sean F, 14:17 AEDT, Fri January 27, 2017

Lack of consumer enthusiasm for 3D means Sony and LG, join Samsung and Philips in removing 3D support in their TVs

News Icon Ultra HD Blu-ray on PCs: Hardware, software Coming Next Month

posted by: Sean F, 18:10 AEDT, Thu January 26, 2017

You'll finally be able to play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on your PC, but it will cost you!

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:14 AEDT, Sun January 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 8, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 20, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:09 AEDT, Sun November 20, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 20, 2016

News Icon Ultra HD Blu-ray Milestone Reached: 1 Millions Discs Sold in U.S.

posted by: Sean F, 14:31 AEDT, Thu November 17, 2016

Ultra HD Blu-ray off to a great start

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 30, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEDT, Sun October 30, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 30, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 18, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 15:43 AEST, Sun September 18, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 18, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 31, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 AEST, Sun July 31, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (15 May 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:34 AEST, Sun May 15, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 15 May 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (6 March 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 18:57 AEDT, Sun March 6, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 6 March 2016

News Icon Samsung, Philips Removes 3D Support for 2016 TVs, LG Cutting Back Too

posted by: Sean F, 15:35 AEDT, Sun March 6, 2016

The future of 3D is in doubt as major manufacturers shift focus away from 3D

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (7 February 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:09 AEDT, Sun February 7, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 7 February 2016

News Icon Netflix Bigs Up HDR as Bigger, Better than 4K

posted by: Sean F, 18:19 AEDT, Fri February 5, 2016

Netflix predicts HDR to be the next big thing in home entertainment

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (10 January 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 18:40 AEDT, Sun January 10, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 10 January 2016

News Icon Warner Bros., Intel Sues Maker of 4K Copy Protection Stripper

posted by: Sean F, 12:58 AEDT, Wed January 6, 2016

Source of high quality 4K streaming rips found, as major studio, tech company sues maker of HDCP stripper

News Icon Coming Soon: Roku Branded 4K TVs

posted by: Sean F, 14:01 AEDT, Tue January 5, 2016

Roku announces their own branded 4K TVs at CES

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (20 December 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 11:20 AEDT, Sun December 20, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 20 December 2015

News Icon Consumers Turned off by Philips DRM Light Bulbs

posted by: Sean F, 14:53 AEDT, Sat December 19, 2015

Decision by Philips to add DRM to light bulbs backfires

News Icon IHS: 4K TV Penetration to reach 34% by 2019

posted by: Sean F, 12:01 AEDT, Wed December 16, 2015

More than 1 in 3 U.S. households will have a 4K TV by 2019

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (13 December 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 15:59 AEDT, Sun December 13, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 December 2015

News Icon Lack of Content, Familiarity, and Pricing Concerns Impede 4K TV Adoption

posted by: Sean F, 21:08 AEDT, Tue December 8, 2015

Consumers still unfamiliar with the advantages of 4K, according to new data

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (22 November 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 18:15 AEDT, Sun November 22, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 22 November 2015

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (15 November 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 21:33 AEDT, Sun November 15, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 15 November 2015

News Icon 4K TV Sales Up Nearly 500%, Streaming Spend Outstrips Disc Sales

posted by: Sean F, 16:59 AEDT, Mon November 9, 2015

4K, digital on the rise, with physical media on the slide

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (11 October 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 20:12 AEDT, Sun October 11, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 11 October 2015

News Icon Panasonic Unveils World's First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

posted by: Sean F, 12:15 AEDT, Sat October 10, 2015

Panasonic beats Samsung to the punch by releasing the world's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (6 September 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 14:20 AEST, Sun September 6, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 6 September 2015

News Icon Samsung Shows off World's First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

posted by: Sean F, 12:27 AEST, Sat September 5, 2015

Samsung unveils first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at the Berlin IFA, while Fox announces first UHD BD titles

News Icon New Data Shows Consumers Still Buying Movies, Discs

posted by: Sean F, 11:43 AEST, Tue August 25, 2015

Despite the rise of digital and SVOD in particular, consumers are still buying discs

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (31 May 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 16:15 AEST, Sun May 31, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 31 May 2015

News Icon DVD Players Join Digital Cameras and iPods on List of Obsolete Tech

posted by: Sean F, 17:10 AEST, Sat May 30, 2015

More homes in Australia have VCRs than Blu-ray players, more box CRT TVs than 3D TVs

News Icon Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray Specs Complete, Logo Unveiled

posted by: Sean F, 14:00 AEST, Sat May 16, 2015

BDA announce that Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray specs are complete, and unveils logo

News Icon 4K TVs Account for 11% of March LCD TV Shipment

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEST, Fri May 1, 2015

A record month for 4K TVs, but Ultra HD sets still only a small percentage of total LCD sales

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (22 February 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 23:01 AEDT, Sun February 22, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 22 February 2015

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (1 February 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 13:45 AEDT, Sun February 1, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 1 February 2015

News Icon NPD: 40% of Homes To Have Streaming Media Player By 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:16 AEDT, Sat January 31, 2015

Dedicated streaming players like the Apple TV or Google's Chromecast are set to be in 40% of homes by 2017, according to NPD

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (11 January 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 00:07 AEDT, Mon January 12, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 11 January 2015

News Icon Pansonic Unveils 4K Blu-ray Player at CES

posted by: Sean F, 16:16 AEDT, Wed January 7, 2015

Panasonic uses CES to promote their 4K products, including a preview of their upcoming 4K Blu-ray player

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (5 October 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 18:59 AEDT, Sun October 5, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 5 October 2014

News Icon Google Losing Next-Gen Codec Wars

posted by: Sean F, 21:59 AEST, Sat September 20, 2014

Google's VP9 codec fails to make dent against the unstoppable juggernaut that is HEVC

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (7 September 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 21:37 AEST, Sun September 7, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 7 September 2014

News Icon 4K Blu-ray Coming in 2015, Says Blu-ray Disc Association

posted by: Sean F, 21:51 AEST, Sat September 6, 2014

4K Blu-ray coming to a home near you in 2015, find out the technical details now

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (13 April 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 17:04 AEST, Sun April 13, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 April 2014

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (26 January 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 08:38 AEDT, Sun January 26, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 26 January 2014

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (12 January 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 06:44 AEDT, Sun January 12, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 12 January 2014

News Icon Samsung Readies 125GB Blu-ray Discs For 4K Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 06:02 AEDT, Sat January 11, 2014

Samsung says a 4K Blu-ray disc and player can be here this year if a video codec standard is chosen, while Netflix believes disc formats are an outdated solution to the 4K problem

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (24 November 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 18:51 AEDT, Sun November 24, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 November 2013

News Icon New 100GB Blu-ray Disc may be used for 4K Movies

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEST, Fri September 13, 2013

Newly announced triple-layer 100GB Blu-ray discs may be part of the Blu-ray Disc Associations "Blu-ray 4K" plans

News Icon 300GB Blu-ray Success Being Planned Sony and Panasonic

posted by: Sean F, 21:01 AEST, Fri August 2, 2013

Sony and Panasonic are joining forces again to develop the next-generation optical disc format capable of holding 300GB, but it will mainly be for archival storage purposes for now

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (5 May 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 18:25 AEST, Sun May 5, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 5 May 2013

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (27 January 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 22:44 AEDT, Sun January 27, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 27 January 2013

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (13 January 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 17:55 AEDT, Sun January 13, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 January 2013

News Icon CES: 4K TVs, 4K Blu-rays, and 4K Blunders

posted by: Sean F, 18:04 AEDT, Sat January 12, 2013

4K is all the rage at this year's CES, with TVs, Blu-rays and even bloopers all feeding into the 4K hype (mathematically 4 times as strong as the HDTV hype)

News Icon Sony's RFID Based DRM Could Be Used To Stop Second Hand Games Trade

posted by: Sean F, 16:11 AEDT, Sat January 5, 2013

Sony files patent application for RFID based DRM that would be used to prevent used games from being played on non-authorized consoles

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (2012 Roundup Edition)

posted by: Sean F, 23:33 AEDT, Sun December 30, 2012

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 30 December 2012

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (23 December 2012)

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Sun December 23, 2012

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 23 December 2012

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (2 September 2012)

posted by: Sean F, 17:26 AEST, Sun September 2, 2012

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 2 September 2012

News Icon Consumer Electronics Association CEO: Stop SOPA To Save Internet

posted by: Sean F, 17:17 AEDT, Thu December 8, 2011

The CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which represents all major electronic manufacturers in the US, launches scathing attack on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act

News Icon More Trouble for Sony: PSN Hacked Again, and 1.6 Million TVs Recalled

posted by: Sean F, 13:28 AEDT, Fri October 14, 2011

Sony facing troubling week as reports of another 93,000 Sony network accounts compromised in massive attack, while the company has also had to issue the recall of 1.6 million TVs due to a potential fire risk

News Icon 3D Glasses Vending Machine, Standardization, And 3D Channel Dropped

posted by: Sean F, 16:58 AEST, Sat August 13, 2011

A roundup of some recent 3D related news, including 3D glasses vending machines, standardization finally coming for 3DTV owners, but they may have less 3D to watch as a result of ESPN 3D being dropped by AT&T's U-verse

News Icon iPhone 5 Set For Possible September Launch, While Current Phones Spy On You

posted by: Jason F, 20:29 AEST, Thu April 21, 2011

More iPhone 5 rumours as supplier says it could be shipping in September, while a new scandal surfaces that involves the iPhone and iPad secretly storing your travel locations

News Icon Glasses and Price Turning People Off 3D TVs, NPD

posted by: Sean F, 17:41 AEST, Tue April 12, 2011

A new NPD study has shown that people are still hesitant about embracing 3D mainly due to the need to wear glasses, while there have been dramatic price reductions for 3DTVs in the last year

News Icon Microsoft Will Stop Producing Zune Hardware

posted by: Sean F, 17:24 AEDT, Wed March 16, 2011

The production of Zune music players may be halted due to lack of demand, as well as Microsoft's shifting focus towards the Windows Phone

News Icon Android Malware Attack: Google Market Apps Contains Exploit

posted by: Sean F, 14:49 AEDT, Thu March 3, 2011

Malware apps have been found and removed from Android Market, but not before thousands of phones may have been compromised in the most serious security breach of the Android platform so far

News Icon iPad 2: What's New?

posted by: Sean F, 13:46 AEDT, Thu March 3, 2011

A roundup of what's new in Apple's iPad 2, from the new CPU, to other hardware and software changes

News Icon Opinion: Nokia Going With Windows Phone Makes Sense

posted by: Sean F, 19:40 AEDT, Thu February 17, 2011

In this opinion piece, we look at Nokia's recently announced alliance with Microsoft, and why it's a great idea

News Icon LG Says PS3s Should Be Banned From Sale, Due To Patent Dispute

posted by: Sean F, 14:08 AEDT, Wed February 9, 2011

A legal battle between Sony and LG has escalated to the point where LG is demanding Sony Bravia TVs and PS3s be banned from import into the United States

News Icon Google Phone Software Take Top Spot From Nokia

posted by: Sean F, 13:49 AEDT, Tue February 1, 2011

Google's Android is now officially the most popular operating system for smartphones, beating long time champion Nokia Symbian for the first time

News Icon $39 Blu-ray Players? $99 Wii?

posted by: Sean F, 14:53 AEDT, Thu January 27, 2011

Prices for Blu-ray players are predicted to go south, way south, in 2011, along with the Wii, Kindle amongst 12 other products

News Icon Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am Appointed as Intel Creative Director

posted by: Sean F, 13:04 AEDT, Wed January 26, 2011

No seriously, musician will.i.am is now a director of creative innovations at Intel

News Icon LG Promotes 3D TVs with Passive Glasses - Are They Better Than The Active Kind?

posted by: Sean F, 18:24 AEDT, Mon January 17, 2011

LG are going to make more 3D TVs using passive glasses. We examine what this means, and what it means for the consumer

News Icon Trend Micro: Android More Prone To Malware Than iOS

posted by: Sean F, 16:09 AEDT, Thu January 13, 2011

Security firm Trend Micro says that Android phones are more vulnerable to viruses than Apple iOS devices

News Icon iPad 2 Dummy At CES Has Apple Fans Excited

posted by: Sean F, 15:57 AEDT, Thu January 13, 2011

Is it a hoax, an Apple plant, or actually based on factory leaks? The iPad 2 dummy shown at the CES has users wondering

News Icon New Technology Makes Blu-ray Even More High Def

posted by: Sean F, 12:55 AEDT, Thu January 13, 2011

A new technology was unveiled at the CES that claims to dramatically improve details of even 1080p Blu-ray movies

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