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HD Report | April 24, 2017

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Apple TV owners with Sling TV can now buy Cloud DVR storage

April 24, 2017 |

Apple TV users with Sling TV subscriptions can now add cloud DVR storage with 50 hours of programming for just $5 per month. The new service for Apple TV comes just weeks after Sling TV announced Cloud DVR add-on storage … Read More

Is the NES Classic Edition Really A Collector’s Item?

April 24, 2017 |

When Nintendo announced that they were discontinuing the NES Classic Edition, fans everywhere began desperately searching for one of the remaining consoles in the hopes of getting one at a retail price. Otherwise, they knew they were going to … Read More

Call of Duty: WWII – Desperate or Perfect?

April 21, 2017 |

Following weeks of rumors and speculation, Activision has confirmed that they are taking the Call of Duty franchise back to World War II. This will be the first time we’ve gotten a Call of Duty game set in World … Read More

Sling TV App Launches on LG Smart TVs

April 21, 2017 |

This week Sling TV became the first live and on-demand OTT service on LG TVs, available on most of the brand’s 2016 webOS 3.0 Smart TVs and planned for future 2017 webOS 3.5 models.

That means Sling TV customers with a … Read More

Call of Duty: WWII announced by Activision

April 21, 2017 |

Activision announced this morning Call of Duty: WWII will be the next game in the COD franchise. The new game, developed by Sledgehammer Games, will bring the series back to WWII after what’s almost been 10 years since Call of … Read More

Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ Gets Remastered in 4k for Director’s Definitive Cut

April 20, 2017 |

Michael Mann’s masterpiece drama Heat starring Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, and Val Kilmer will soon get released to a Director’s Definitive Edition. The 20th Century Fox release features a new Blu-ray copy of the film from a newly remastered … Read More

YouTube Users With 1k+ Subs Can Now Live Stream Mobile Feeds

April 20, 2017 |

Last month we reported some YouTube users with less than 10k subscribers were able to live stream from mobile devices, but as of yesterday Google made it official that any user with over 1,000 subscribers can now utilize the built-in … Read More

Digital Copies Now Redeem in 4k UHD on Vudu

April 20, 2017 |

We’ve been waiting for the day when digital redemption codes with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs actually authenticate Digital 4k copies as well. Now, Vudu has quietly added UHD to some redeemed digital titles that will play in 4k as long as the … Read More

Google Launches New Google Earth Experience with 3D Button & More

April 19, 2017 |

Google has launched an improved Google Earth that takes you around the world with new and enhanced features such as Voyager, Knowledge Cards, Postcard Share, search queries, and a 3D button to tilt the map.

With 3D (when available), places … Read More

How To Find More Netflix Titles with Secret Category IDs

April 18, 2017 |

Want to find some Netflix content you may not have known existed? Try using Netflix’s secret category IDs that link to specific genres of content. Well, the category IDs aren’t exactly secret, but for those of you who never pay attention to … Read More

HBO & Cinemax Free Previews Start On Friday

April 18, 2017 | 1

HBO and Cinemax will be offering free previews starting Friday, April 21st for many customers with cable or satellite TV service. The previews will be available with AT&T U-Verse, DirecTV, Dish Network and just confirmed, Frontier FiOS (licensed through Verizon).

We’re waiting to … Read More

Here’s What’s New on Blu-ray Disc Today

April 18, 2017 |

Want to know what’s new on Blu-ray today, April 18th (otherwise known as Tax Day)?

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is definitely the most advertised of this week’s Blu-ray releases, getting plenty of airtime during this weekend’s NBA Playoffs and other … Read More

DirecTV Now streaming TV service adds 14 local Fox stations

April 17, 2017 |

AT&T’s DirecTV Now has just signed an agreement with Fox Networks to add 14 local stations to the streaming TV service. The stations, from Tribune Media, operate within the network’s markets in: Cleveland; Denver; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, NC; Harrisburg, … Read More

Is Microsoft The Most Consumer Friendly Game Company?

April 16, 2017 | 12

Many people attribute the PlayStation 4’s early lead in the console sales race to the fact that Microsoft botched the reveal of the Xbox One.

The original Xbox One was expensive, dependent on the controversial Kinect, and built around … Read More

Vudu’s Phone App Now Converts Disc-to-Digital, and It Works!

April 15, 2017 |

The newly updated Vudu app for Apple and Android devices now allows users to easily convert discs to digital format. This Walmart-owned service has been around for a while, but was limited to inserting physical discs into PCs or converting … Read More

DirecTV Adds Local HD Networks in Bangor, Maine

April 15, 2017 |

It’s been a long time waiting, but DirecTV customers in the Bangor, Maine market area can finally get local channels in HD (High Definition). The local broadcast networks now available in HD include WLBZ/NBC, WVII/ABC, WABI/CBS, WFVX/FOX and WMEB/PBS.

The … Read More

NBA Playoffs Opening Weekend Schedule

April 15, 2017 |

It’s the first weekend of the NBA 2016/2017 Playoffs! Will the Cleveland Cavaliers prove they don’t have to be the first seed to dominate the East when they host the Indiana Pacers at 3:00 PM Eastern Time? Can San Antonio beat the troublesome Memphis … Read More

You Should Forgive Nintendo For Ending the NES Classic Edition

April 14, 2017 |

In a stunning move, Nintendo recently confirmed they are ending production of the NES Classic Edition.

Since it launched in November, the NES Classic Edition has garnered a level of consumer demand Nintendo hasn’t really seen since the release … Read More

Lucasfilm premieres ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Official Teaser at SWC

April 14, 2017 |

“Breathe, just breathe.”

At the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Lucasfilm premiered the first Official Teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Needless to say, this is the video we’ve all been waiting for, and, with a total … Read More

3:10 to Yuma (’07) will release to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

April 14, 2017 |

3:10 to Yuma (2007) is one movie that’s hard to forget, and soon the 2x Oscar-nominated title from director James Mangold will be available for home viewing in 4k. The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc will hit stores on May 2, 2017, featuring … Read More