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HD Report | July 24, 2017

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Here are the 4k Blu-ray releases coming in July

July 5, 2017 |

Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs are starting to take over shelves at retailers like Best Buy and Target, although it may take several more years until 4k Blu-ray becomes the mainstream. If you think about how long it has been since Blu-ray … Read More

New Blu-ray Disc Releases On Tuesday, July 4th

July 3, 2017 |

It looks like most studios avoided releasing their blockbusters on July 4th, as there’s a limited number of new Blu-ray titles hitting shelves this Tuesday. There are several releases, however, that are worth considering. Here’s a breakdown of our suggestions … Read More

The Best July 4th Deals at Best Buy

July 2, 2017 |

Best Buy is having a longer than usual 4th of July sale, with deals in all departments starting Friday, June 30th and ending Tuesday, July 4th. Here at HD Report we pretty much cover home entertainment and electronics, so here … Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Turn Off Autoplay

June 29, 2017 |

Autoplay is a software enhancement for video-based services that allows hands-free play of the next episode of a TV show, list of videos, or related videos on a website such as YouTube. The option (that can usually be turned off … Read More

Poll Results: The Best 4k Blu-ray Mid-2017

June 28, 2017 |

We’ve got the poll results from readers’ favorite Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc so far in 2017. To qualify, the discs had to have been released from Jan. through June 15th, 2017. The top 10 choices we chose were determined by a combination … Read More

‘Alien: Covenant’ up for Pre-Order on Blu-ray & 4k Blu-ray [Updated]

June 27, 2017 |

The official home media release date has yet to be has been announced as August 15th, and Alien: Covenant can be pre-ordered in several different editions including retailer exclusives on Blu-ray and 4k Blu-ray. Still in theaters as we write this, Alien: Covenant will be … Read More

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword release dates on Blu-ray, 3D & 4k

June 27, 2017 |

Warner Bros. has announced the home media release date for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray will be August 8th, 2017. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid … Read More

New on Blu-ray & 4k Blu-ray: Power Rangers, T2: Trainspotting & more

June 27, 2017 |

It’s the last Tuesday release date of June but there are plenty of new Blu-ray releases to choose from. Here are our picks for the week followed by a more extensive list below.

Saban’s Power Rangers has been released to … Read More

New Netflix Movies & Shows Coming in July

June 24, 2017 |

In July, there is no doubt Netflix’s premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on July 18th will be the most watched movie. Although the film released to Blu-ray and Digital HD a couple months ago, approximately 100 million … Read More

Giveaway: ‘John Wick Chapter 2’ Blu-ray Steelbook

June 24, 2017 |

Last week we gave away a cop of John Wick on Ultra HD Blu-ray. This week we are following up with the hard-to-find John Wick Chapter 2 on Blu-ray in special Steelbook packaging from Best Buy! The Steelbook comes with … Read More

Kong: Skull Island Exclusive Blu-ray Retailer & Steelbook Editions

June 23, 2017 |

Kong: Skull Island will be available on Blu-ray Disc July 18th, and along with the standard (common) editions Best Buy, Target and Walmart will all issue exclusive retailer editions. We wanted to detail those for you here. But first, here’s … Read More

2017 NBA Draft: What Channel & How To Stream Online

June 22, 2017 |

This year’s NBA Draft might be more exciting than the regular season and postseason blowouts. With quite a bit of talent to choose from, the backroom and frontroom deals are happening quickly as we get closer to this year’s two … Read More

Check out these Wonder Woman Blu-ray cover art mockups

June 22, 2017 |

The official package artwork for Wonder Wonder on Blu-ray Disc hasn’t been released yet. Heck, we don’t even known when the release date is. So, while waiting we figured we’d mock up some package designs using some of the great marketing images from … Read More

How to Stream 4k UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR)

June 21, 2017 | 5

Want to start streaming 4k High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to your TV? It isn’t as easy as changing your TV resolution or purchasing a Premium UHD Blu-ray Disc. Even when you’ve got everything right, it can be hard to … Read More

Google, Microsoft, & Vudu offer ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Digital UHD (4k)

June 21, 2017 |

Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island has been released to digital formats four weeks earlier than Blu-ray, and is available on most popular video services in Digital SD and Digital HD. But for this title Google, Microsoft, and Vudu are offering the Digital UHD version … Read More

New on Blu-ray Disc this week: Life, Big O, and more

June 20, 2017 |

At our office in Scottsdale AZ it’s going to 117 today: flights have been cancelled, phones aren’t working that well, internet is slower than normal, and our brains are already scrambled. But that’s not going to stop us from our … Read More

How Can Netflix Be Better?

June 20, 2017 | 3

Netflix has around 100 million users worldwide, so they must be doing something right. But are there things Netflix can do to improve the user experience? We took a look at several potential features that could make Netflix even better … Read More

What is the ‘Clean Version’ of digital movies?

June 18, 2017 |

If you’ve got a digital library on iTunes, FandangoNOW or Vudu with movies from Sony you might have noticed a “Clean Version” version along with the film. The bonus content is a variation of the film that has been … Read More

User Poll: The Best 4k Blu-ray Release Mid-Year 2017

June 18, 2017 | 3

We’re half way through the year 2017 and it’s time when we ask you, the reader, to help us rank the best Ultra HD Blu-rays so far. This short list of titles is determined by popularity both in sales and … Read More

Dolby Cinema reaches 100 titles with ‘Horse Soldiers’

June 16, 2017 |

Dolby announced their 100th title in Dolby Cinema will be Warner Bros. Pictures’ Horse Soldiers slated for release on January 19, 2018.

Dolby Cinema incorporates Dolby Vision to deliver High Dynamic Range images via the Dolby Projection system, and, Dolby Atmos for immersive audio … Read More