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HD Report | June 29, 2017

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Posts By Sam Donaldson

DIRECTV App lets customers download rented & purchased titles

June 26, 2017 |

Just in time for that long flight with no Wi-Fi. The latest update to the DirecTV app for Android and Apple iOS devices allows you to download purchased or rented movies and TV shows. That means you can take your … Read More

Epson’s new Home Cinema 4000 projector brings 4k HDR under $2200

June 26, 2017 |

Epson has announced availability of their new Home Cinema 4000 projector that delivers 4k video with High Dynamic Range. The projector is modestly priced at $2,199, with 2,200 lumens of pure color, up to 140,000:1 contrast ratio, and expanded 10-bit color … Read More

New Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer is a feast for your eyes

June 21, 2017 |

HBO has released the second official full-length trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7. It opens with Sansa Stark slowly walking towards the camera and ends with her narration, a clear indication that she will be a pivotal figure in … Read More

Want to share movies on Facebook? Get prison time!

June 15, 2017 |

Want to share movies like Marvel’s Deadpool on Facebook? You might be in for some jail time. A man from Fresno, California is facing three years in jail for sharing a copy of Deadpool on Facebook — just over a … Read More

Roku ‘4k Spotlight’ Channel Broken [Updated]

June 8, 2017 |

Roku is currently having some problems with the 4k Spotlight channel on Roku streaming media players and Roku TVs. The app channel unfortunately will not load any content to display. [Update: As of the following day, June 9, the problem seems … Read More

‘Shin Godzilla’ set to release on Blu-ray & DVD

June 7, 2017 |

This is one Blu-ray release that I’m looking forward to. The 2016 Japanese film Shin Godzilla (also known as “Godzilla Resurgence”) from Toho Pictures is headed for home media release in the US on August 1st. The two-disc combo from … Read More

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Updates to Blu-ray & 4k BD Release [Updated]

June 5, 2017 |

We originally reported that Ghost in the Shell (2017) would be released to three different Blu-ray combos and posted what we thought was the final package art. But the cover art has just been changed to include the characters Batou and … Read More

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Blu-ray & Digital Release Dates & Details

May 31, 2017 |

Paramount Home Media has announced the release date and details for Ghost in the Shell (2017) to Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, and Digital HD. [Note: Package artwork has been updated May 30, 2017.]

The film will first … Read More

DISH Anywhere now on Amazon Fire TV

May 23, 2017 |

Dish subscribers who own a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick can now access live and recorded programs via the newly-updated DISH Anywhere app. The new feature makes Fire TV devices the first streaming media players to deliver DISH Anywhere … Read More

Xbox One S Now Supports 4k & HDR On Amazon Video

May 21, 2017 |

Xbox One S already has the advantage over PS4 of playing Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs at their proper 4k resolution. Even more, the console plays UHD BD discs with embedded HDR specs, making the high resolution video pop even more … Read More

Amazon intros Fire 7, drops price of Fire HD 8 Tablet

May 18, 2017 |

Amazon has added the new Fire 7 its tablet lineup, with a thinner and lighter design than previous models that Amazon claims is “more durable than the latest iPad.” The Fire 7 has an improved 7” IPS display, increased battery … Read More

Star Trek: Discovery First Look Trailer Released by CBS

May 17, 2017 |

CBS has launched a ‘First Look’ trailer for their upcoming Star Trek: Discover series that will be  available exclusively on CBS All Access. All Access is CBS’ streaming network that costs $5.99 per month and offers limited commercial interrupted viewing … Read More

Google Announces 360-degree Video at Home

May 17, 2017 |

Among the many other announcements Google made at the annual Google I/O developers conference today is the addition of 360-degree video for home. The feature should work with any current YouTube apps for Smart TVs as well as media players … Read More

Element 4k TVs with Amazon Fire TV Ship in June

May 16, 2017 |

Amazon is taking pre-orders on a new Element 4k LED TV that comes with an integrated Fire TV platform. The Element TVs are available in 43″ ($449), 50″ ($549), 55″ ($649), and 65″ ($899) sizes and will start shipping on June 14, 2017.

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Netflix Takes Measures on Rooted Android Phones

May 15, 2017 |

Android users root their phones for various reasons, including removing unwanted bloatware, getting “root” access to the operating system, and generally having more device control among other reasons. But if you’re an avid user of Netflix and have a rooted … Read More

‘The Godfather’ Coming to Theaters for Limited Showing

May 13, 2017 |

Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece of filmmaking The Godfather will release to select theaters this summer on Sunday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 7th. The TCM Big Screen Classics promotion will feature exclusive commentary from TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz, celebrating the 45th … Read More

NBC’s ‘Grimm: Season Six’ Releasing to Blu-ray with Extras

May 11, 2017 | 2

Season 6 of NBC’s Grimm is already available to buy in digital format, but if you’re looking for the Blu-ray Disc release with plenty of bonus material hold off on purchasing until June 13th. Why? Because in addition to the 13 … Read More

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 Premiere Leaked

April 28, 2017 |

What should you do when hackers hold your website or content hostage? You might think about paying whatever ransom they are asking for, or else pay more in the long run.

Those might be the thoughts of Netflix, now, after … Read More

Apple May Announce Echo-like Siri Device

April 27, 2017 |

Contrary to past statements, Apple may be developing an Amazon Echo-like device that runs on iOS and utilizes the Siri AI for voice commands. The device may also integrate AirPlay and Beats audio technology, according to a source.

The rumor comes via Melbourne-based … Read More

HBO GO App Update Adds Binge Watch & More

April 26, 2017 |

The latest update to the HBO GO app for iOS and Android devices has added a couple new features that you may already be used to having with services such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

For one, the app now … Read More