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HD Report | May 24, 2017

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About Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

Posts By Jeff Chabot

‘Logan’ Blu-ray Steelbook Editions Sold Out

May 23, 2017 |

If you somehow got your hands on the exclusive Steelbook Edition of Logan from Best Buy you might think twice about opening it. Why? Both the Blu-ray and 4k Blu-ray editions are sold out online and in most stores as of … Read More

Apple Goes After Android Users with ‘Switch’ App

May 22, 2017 |

Remember those ads with the nerdy looking guy in a suit vs. the supposedly cool guy with the untucked shirt? That was when Apple aggressively attacked Windows users in a campaign to get them to switch to Apple. Now, the … Read More

EPIX Channel Now On Amazon Fire TV

May 18, 2017 |

It’s been a long time waiting but EPIX is now available to customers using Amazon Fire TV devices. The free app can be downloaded from the Amazon Fire TV store free of charge, but requires a subscription from a service provider … Read More

Comcast Launches Home Network Control with Xfinity xFi

May 10, 2017 |

Yesterday, Comcast and Charter announced a partnership that would allow them to expand into the wireless sector while protecting their core, cable TV business. Today, Comcast launched a new Wi-Fi product called Xfinity xFi that provides customers with an easy-to-use, … Read More

Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong’ will release to 4k Blu-ray

May 6, 2017 |

There are some movies that are hard not to get excited about when thinking of watching in 4k: Alien, The Godfather trilogy, and any of the elusive Star Wars films to name a few. Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) is … Read More

Hulu’s Streaming Live TV Service Launches in Beta

May 3, 2017 |

Hulu launched its anticipated Live TV product today in beta mode.

The service is competitively priced with other internet-delivered TV services such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now, starting at $39.99 per month with over 50 channels, two users per account, and … Read More

‘Logan’ Black & White Version Hitting Screens In May

April 28, 2017 |

20th Century Fox’s Logan plays a bit like an old western, and so converting it to black and white might just bring a whole new context to the film. Director/Writer James Mangold wrote a slightly cryptic tweet today suggesting “Hard core B&W loving … Read More

Apple TV owners with Sling TV can now buy Cloud DVR storage

April 24, 2017 |

Apple TV users with Sling TV subscriptions can now add cloud DVR storage with 50 hours of programming for just $5 per month. The new service for Apple TV comes just weeks after Sling TV announced Cloud DVR add-on storage … Read More

Sling TV App Launches on LG Smart TVs

April 21, 2017 | 1

This week Sling TV became the first live and on-demand OTT service on LG TVs, available on most of the brand’s 2016 webOS 3.0 Smart TVs and planned for future 2017 webOS 3.5 models.

That means Sling TV customers with a … Read More

How To Find More Netflix Titles with Secret Category IDs

April 18, 2017 |

Want to find some Netflix content you may not have known existed? Try using Netflix’s secret category IDs that link to specific genres of content. Well, the category IDs aren’t exactly secret, but for those of you who never pay attention to … Read More

Sling TV adds Cloud DVR for Android & Roku users

April 10, 2017 |

It’s been about a month since Sling TV launched their Cloud DVR service for Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and now the company is making the off-site storage available to both Android and Roku users. The service costs an extra … Read More

YouTube Cracks Down on Content Thieves

April 7, 2017 |

At a time when anything shared on the internet seems to be up for grabs, YouTube is cracking down on those who take content from others and publish as their own. This is a bold move, and one that should … Read More

MLB App for Android & iOS Includes Several Improvements

April 6, 2017 |

The MLB app for iOS and Android devices has been improved for the 2017 season with several new features that are worth the update. The app is available free of charge from iTunes or Google Play for phones, tablets, and … Read More

DIRECTV Offering Coverage of the Masters in 4k Ultra HD

April 5, 2017 |

Want to test your UHD TV on something other than Netflix and Blu-ray? DirecTV is offering live viewing of select parts from the Masters golf tournament in 4k Ultra HD. The enhanced TV service follows the satellite company’s pioneer offering … Read More

Ex Machina Slated for 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Release

March 31, 2017 |

You might find Alex Garland’s Oscar-winning film Ex Machina in the cheap bin at Best Buy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of a 4k print. The film, that some call a sci-fi masterpiece and instant classic, has been … Read More

‘The Great Wall’ to Release on Blu-ray, 4k, & Digital HD

March 30, 2017 |

It still seems strange to see Matt Damon with a pony tail, but for those of you who missed The Great Wall in theaters (and many did, only making about $35M in North America), it will soon be available on disc … Read More

DirecTV to Broadcast Select MLB Games in 4k Ultra HD

March 24, 2017 |

AT&T announced their satellite TV service DirecTV will be broadcasting up to 25 select MLB games this season in 4k Ultra HD. The first game will be the Chicago Cubs visiting the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, April … Read More

Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ premieres Friday on Netflix in 4k

March 14, 2017 |

Iron Fist is the next series in the Marvel/Netflix partnership that follows previous collaborations including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. The series introduces the last of the four characters that make up the Defenders team, yet … Read More

Warner Bros. Releasing Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’ to 4k Blu-ray

March 10, 2017 |

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the 4-time Oscar winning film Unforgiven to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. The edition celebrates the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of the western that stars an unforgettable cast including Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, … Read More

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will star Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca

March 7, 2017 |

Golden Globe-nominated English actor Jason Isaacs (The State Within) will find a new home on the bridge of the Starship Discovery as Captain Lorca. The actor joins Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) who was cast as Lt. Cmdr Rainsford in the … Read More