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HD Report | April 23, 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

Sling TV App Launches on LG Smart TVs

April 21, 2017 |

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

Sling TV to launch NBC Regional Sports in time for MLB Season

March 2, 2017 |

Sling TV has announced they will launch NBC Regional Sports Networks in several markets before the start of the 2017 MLB season. The networks will also bring coverage of local NBA and NHL games going into the first round of … Read More

Best Picture Nominees & Other Blu-ray & Digital HD Releases This Week

February 20, 2017 |

This week, two films nominated for an Oscar for “Best Motion Picture of the Year” get released to Blu-ray Disc. Those films include Mel Gibson’s moving World War II film “Hacksaw Ridge,” and the emotionally wrenching drama “Manchester by the … Read More

Planet Earth II Releasing On Blu-ray & 4k Blu-ray

February 18, 2017 |

BBC Home Entertainment will release the 2016/2017 6-episode documentary series Planet Earth II to Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD on March 28, 2017.

The Blu-ray edition is presented in 1080p, while the Ultra HD Blu-ray edition brings 4-times the … Read More

Showtime Offering Free Preview This Coming Weekend

February 14, 2017 |

Showtime will be offering a free preview of their suite of channels, as well as Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime service, with most providers this coming weekend. The preview even includes access to streaming Showtime on Sony’s PlayStation Vue.

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Planet Earth II will broadcast in 4k on Dish

February 13, 2017 |

The first Planet Earth series from 2006 was groundbreaking both in filming techniques and in home media delivery, offering some of the highest quality video on both Blu-ray and the now defunct HD DVD.

Now, BBC America will … Read More

Sony Will Finally Release a 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

February 10, 2017 |

Sony’s first consumer Ultra HD Blu-ray player will hit stores in March, the company announced via press release. The Sony UBP-X800 will carry a retail price of $299, and feature support for HDR color and immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio … Read More

EPIX App Channel Now On 4th-Gen Apple TV

February 8, 2017 |

The EPIX app channel has finally launched for Apple TV, years after being available on other devices such as Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, PlayStation and Android TV. The app channel is a free download, but users need to be subscribed to … Read More

Harry Potter Films releasing to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray w/HDR

February 2, 2017 |

The Harry Potter franchise has certainly pushed the envelope in terms of the number of ways to re-release titles, but none will be as visually significant as Harry Potter on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray.

As such, the last four Harry … Read More