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HD Report | February 20, 2017

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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

3D TV is Dying and That’s Not Cool

January 20, 2017 |

Have you ever watched Life of Pi in 3D at home? It’s nothing less than stunning.

The same holds true for Titanic. And Beauty and the Beast. And The Wizard of Oz. And Gravity.

In fact, there are dozens of … Read More

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Now Streaming On Netflix in 4k & HDR

January 14, 2017 | 5

The first season of the Netflix Original Series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is now available to stream in its entirety. The season consists of eight, 50-minute episodes starting with “The Bad Beginning: Part 1” and “A Bad … Read More

‘Arrival’ Blu-ray, 4k & Digital HD Release Dates & Details

January 10, 2017 |

Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release dates for the sci-fi drama Arrival on Blu-ray Disc, 4k Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Like other new home media releases, Arrival will be available first in Digital HD format on January 31st (quite possibly UHD … 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

Amazon Likely To Show Branded 4k Fire TV Sets At CES

January 4, 2017 |

Amazon is expected to bring a new line of 4k televisions that run on the Fire TV platform to CES this week. According to Variety, the sets will be available in sizes ranging from 43 to 65 inches and will go … Read More

Should I Buy a 4k TV?

January 2, 2017 |

It’s a question we always get asked. Especially now, with the Super Bowl coming up as many of you are considering upgrading your 1080p TV to a 4k TV. But before committing to a new 4k TV here are a few … Read More

New Samsung UHD Blu-ray Player Adds Bluetooth Headphone Connectivity

December 29, 2016 |

Samsung has introduced a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player that adds Bluetooth connectivity to headphones, finally. Called “Private Cinema Mode,” the new feature will be available with Samsung’s M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player to be shown at CES 2017.

Along with Bluetooth wireless streaming … Read More

Warner Bros. Releases ‘Sully’ to Blu-ray & 4k Ultra HD

December 20, 2016 |

Warner Bros.’ tale of the miracle on the Hudson has been released to several disc formats including Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD. Sully, starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, was already released to Digital HD but can … Read More

‘Suicide Squad Extended Cut’ Released To Digital HD & 4k UHD

December 7, 2016 |

The DC Comics/Warner Bros. blockbuster Suicide Squad has been released to digital formats one week earlier than Blu-ray Disc and On Demand, and what’s more the digital edition can include both the theatrical and new extended cut of the film.

The movie … 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

Amazon Early Black Friday 4k/HDR TV Deals

November 19, 2016 |

Looking for good deal on a 4k TV with HDR? Amazon is offering early Black Friday deals on several models from LG, Samsung, Sony and other brands. These 4k TVs are all 2016 models, and most include support for HDR (High Dynamic … Read More

Amazon’s Early Black Friday Deals on 4k TVs

November 13, 2016 |

Amazon is offering pre-Black Friday deals on 4k Ultra HD TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony and others. The LG 4k TVs listed below are all 2016 models, but perhaps more importantly most include support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) for improved color depth … Read More

PS4 Pro: No 4k Blu-ray Player? We’ll Pass.

November 10, 2016 |

Sony released their more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro today with a so called “heightened gaming experience,” but without a disc drive that supports 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, we’ll pass on this one.

4k Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are becoming more … Read More

‘Red Oaks Season 2’ Adds More 4k/HDR Content To Amazon Video

November 10, 2016 |

Amazon Studios’ Original Series Red Oaks will debut its second season on Friday, Nov. 11, with ten 30-minute episodes that can be binge-watched over the weekend. The series was one of the first to offer 4k resolution with High Dynamic … Read More

The Five Best 4K Media Options For PS4 Pro

November 9, 2016 | 1

If you’re buying a PlayStation 4 Pro or expecting to receive one for the holidays, the first thing you need to know is that the system does not support Ultra HD Blu-Ray as Sony’s PlayStation division believes that streaming is … Read More

‘The Hunger Games’ Films Released To 4k Blu-ray w/HDR

November 8, 2016 |

Starved for more 4k content? All four movies from Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games franchise are now available to purchase in 4k on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger … Read More