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HD Report | March 1, 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

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

‘Arrival’ arrives on Digital, Here’s Where To Buy It

January 31, 2017 |

8-time Oscar-nominated film Arrival is now available in digital format, two weeks ahead of the Blu-ray, 4k Blu-ray, and DVD releases. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a science fiction thriller in which twelve mysterious spacecraft arrive on Earth.

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Comedy Channel Cracked Now Streaming On Apple TV

January 23, 2017 |

The satirical digital channel Cracked is now available on Apple TV at no charge. With over 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, the app channel provides “social commentary and news through a comedic lens” with Webby Award-winning series such as “After … Read More

Paramount Announces Release Dates for ‘Allied’ on Blu-ray, 4k, & Digital HD

January 19, 2017 |

Paramount Home Media has announced the release dates for Allied starring Oscar-winners Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave, Producer) and Marion Cotillard (La môme).

The film will first be available in Digital HD on February 14th, followed two weeks later on Blu-ray, 4k … Read More

Anime Classic ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Slated For Limited Theatrical Run

January 9, 2017 |

The animated Japanese classic film Ghost in the Shell (1995) directed by Mamoru Oshii is slated for a limited theatrical run in the US. The re-release of the film anticipates the March 31 premiere of Rupert Sanders’ new interpretation of Ghost … Read More

Panasonic Intros Cheaper UHD Blu-ray Players for 2017

January 6, 2017 |

Panasonic’s first two Ultra HD Blu-ray players (the DMP-UB700 and DMP-UB900) are a bit more expensive than introductory models from Samsung and Philips, but that’ll change this year when the company releases two new models at a lower price.

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Sony’s 1st Consumer UHD Blu-ray Player Revealed At CES

January 5, 2017 |

Sony is displaying their first consumer-level Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CES, along with a new 7.1.2 channel soundbar that sells with a wireless subwoofer. The UHD BD player, model number UBP-X800, features support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and … Read More

LG Announces 4k Ultra Blu-ray Player at CES

January 4, 2017 |

LG joins Panasonic, Philips, and Samsung with the announcement of their first 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The player will support HDR content through either HDR10 or Dolby Vision specs,

The 4k Ultra … Read More

Twitter Now Live Streaming 360-Degree Video via Periscope

December 29, 2016 |

Today, Twitter’s Periscope made its first 360-degree live stream from user @Alexpettitt. The web broadcast was taken at sunset in Florida with Twitter [email protected]_anthony.

For now, the 360 broadcast privileges are only enabled for select “well-known personalities” and partners, but Periscope’s … Read More

Sling Launches Cloud DVR for Roku Users

December 15, 2016 |

Starting today select Sling TV customers with Roku media players or Roku TVs will get an email asking them to take part in a beta launch of the company’s Cloud DVR service.

Sling didn’t indicate how much DVR space beta testers would receive, … Read More

Amazon Makes First Drone Delivery in Cambridge, UK

December 14, 2016 |

You might be closer to getting your Blu-ray Discs and other lightweight products much quicker, as Amazon has made it’s first commercial drone delivery to a customer in the U.K.

The purchase, an Amazon Fire TV player and a bag … Read More

4k Ultra HD Movies Now On Google Play

December 6, 2016 |

Today, Google Play’s movie service starting offering 4k movies to purchase or rent. The new UHD resolution is only viewable on select devices though, for now limited to Chromecast Ultra ($69) connected to a 4k TV, Sony Bravia Android TVs, and the … Read More

Hulu Launches 4k Streaming On PS4 Pro & Xbox One Consoles

December 4, 2016 |

Last time we checked the max resolution Hulu could deliver was 720p, but as of this month the company has leapfrogged directly to streaming 2160p. For now though, the higher quality is only available on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One … Read More

‘Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series’ Blu-ray Available For Pre-Order

December 2, 2016 |

All four seasons of the last Star Trek television series to air will be available in a bundled set called Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series on February 14, 2017.

The individually-packaged seasons from Paramount/CBS Blu-ray run over 1,000 minutes each, … Read More