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HD Report | May 24, 2017

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A Lack of Exclusives Is Hurting 4K Gaming Consoles

May 14, 2017 |

Some time ago, I had the privilege of playing the PlayStation Pro at an industry event under conditions which you could easily describe as ideal.

The Pro itself was in pristine condition and hooked up to a top of … Read More

Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong’ will release to 4k Blu-ray

May 6, 2017 |

There are some movies that are hard not to get excited about when thinking of watching in 4k: Alien, The Godfather trilogy, and any of the elusive Star Wars films to name a few. Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) is … Read More

‘Fantastic Beasts’ UV Copy Authenticates 4k on Vudu

May 5, 2017 |

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released to Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray at the end of March, and those who purchased the combo editions from Warner Bros. also received a code to redeem a digital copy.

Little did … 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

New 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases This Month

April 4, 2017 | 1

Buying Ultra HD Blu-ray discs is becoming more mainstream every day, evidenced by entire dedicated sections at retailers like Best Buy and Target. This month there are three popular movies hitting 4k Blu-ray (minus Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that … Read More

Samsung Debuts World’s First HDR LED Theater Display

March 31, 2017 |

Forget those inflatable screens. If you’re looking to build your own movie theater, Samsung has the answer.

The newly unveiled Samsung Cinema Screen is being billed as the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display, promising stellar picture quality … 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

Project Scorpio Will Reportedly Feature 4K Streaming and Recording

March 13, 2017 |

Microsoft is touting Project Scorpio as a true 4K gaming system, but so far, that statement has only meant that it will be able to render games in native 4K with no upscaling required. However, recent rumors suggest that Scorpio’s … Read More

Fast & Furious 6 & 7 releasing to 4k Blu-ray with HDR

March 11, 2017 |

Fast & Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7 are both headed for release on Ultra HD Blu-ray, including both the theatrical and extended versions of each film in 4k. And, the Ultra HD Blu-ray discs feature High Dynamic Range … Read More

The Newest 4k UHD Movies on Vudu

March 9, 2017 |

Want to bypass the need to buy an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and discs? Vudu has a growing library of 4k UHD titles that can be streamed through the Vudu app for smart devices that support 4k. The UHD titles are … Read More

Star Wars on 4K Blu-ray? Patience, Young Jedi.

March 5, 2017 |

So you plunked down a couple of grand on a new 4K TV, you’ve got the surround sound set up, and now you’re ready to dive into the world of Ultra High Definition with Star Wars: Episode VII – The … Read More

When Will 4K Gaming Become the Industry Standard?

February 27, 2017 | 1

Shortly after the Xbox 360 was released, gamers who played the new console on older, standard definition televisions complained that certain games essentially required a high definition connection even though the console was supposed to support both formats.

It technically did, … Read More

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 | 7

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