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HD Report | January 22, 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

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

Netflix Launches Downloads With Hundreds Of Titles Available

November 30, 2016 |

It’s a dilemma we’ve all faced before, hoping to watch a new Netflix series on a long plane ride but in-flight Wi-Fi blocks the service. That all changed today when Netflix launched downloads for select titles as part of an update to their … Read More

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Blu-ray, 4k, & Digital Release Date

November 30, 2016 |

Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children only premiered in theaters on Sept. 30, but just two-and-a-half months later on Dec. 13 the film will release to home media formats including Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD. The movie will also be available … Read More

Twitter To Live-Stream ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Event

November 29, 2016 |

This coming Friday, Dec. 2nd at 10am PT, Twitter will partner with Disney to live-stream a special event to promote the theatrical debut of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hosted by People magazine, the event will present never-before-seen content from ‘Rogue … Read More

AT&T Launching DIRECTV NOW Internet TV Service

November 29, 2016 |

AT&T has officially announced the launch date for DIRECTV NOW, an internet-delivered TV service that starts at $35 per month for over 60 channels. The service will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for anyone with a U.S. internet connection.

Other plans … Read More

AT&T Customers Can Now Stream DirecTV Data-Free On Mobile Devices

November 28, 2016 |

AT&T just launched a new perk for mobile customers with DirecTV service. Subscribers in US states can now stream DirecTV through the mobile app for Android, iOS and Fire HD devices without using data against their monthly allowance.

This doesn’t mean DirecTV customers can … Read More

New Netflix Original Series in 4k & HDR

November 20, 2016 | 1

Netflix is no slacker when it comes to producing content in 4k, with more and more titles streaming in Ultra HD resolution every month. And, much of the content is also encoded in HDR (High Dynamic Range), a format the … Read More

Hulu Offers $5.99 Per Month Subscriptions For 1 Year

November 14, 2016 |

Hulu is currently offering a special deal for new customers to get unlimited streaming for $5.99 per month for one year. The $5.99 per month isn’t commercial-free, however. To stream ad-free subscribers will have to pay $11.99 per month — … Read More

Fox & Disney Channels To Launch On Hulu Streaming TV Service

November 1, 2016 |

Hulu is now one step closer to launching their over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV service, after a deal was made with 21st Century Fox and Disney to add over 35 channels from networks such as ABC, ESPN, and FOX.

Recently, an agreement was … Read More

NBA App Enhances Mobile View, Adds TNT Overtime, And Too Many Ads

October 26, 2016 |

As the NBA kicked off the 2016/2017 season last night so did the league’s digital department with an update to the NBA app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new update for both platforms has enhanced mobile viewing on smaller … Read More