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HD Report | July 26, 2017

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A Lack of 4K Media is Holding Back 4K Consoles

July 10, 2017 |

Those who have joined the desperate search to find a Nintendo Switch at retail price have probably noticed that most retail stores around you are unfortunately still sold out of Nintendo’s increasingly popular device.

However, you may have also … Read More

Is the Xbox One X a Next-Gen Console in Disguise?

July 9, 2017 | 5

When Microsoft released a hype video for something called Project Scorpio during E3 2016, they triggered the kind of discussion that such mysterious announcements at such major events are meant to trigger.

Nobody knew exactly what Project Scorpio was, … Read More

Is the Nintendo Switch Slowing Down the 4K Revolution?

June 26, 2017 |

Microsoft and Sony keep saying that the Xbox One X and the PlayStation Pro are not for the average consumer. They’re powerhouse 4K capable console meant to appeal to those who demand a high level of performance from their … Read More

How to Stream 4k UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR)

June 21, 2017 | 5

Want to start streaming 4k High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to your TV? It isn’t as easy as changing your TV resolution or purchasing a Premium UHD Blu-ray Disc. Even when you’ve got everything right, it can be hard to … Read More

Shows you may not have known can be streamed in 4k UHD on Amazon

June 12, 2017 |

Amazon was among the first internet video services to offer streaming 4k video, starting in 2014 with original series such as Transparent and Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. At the time they also started offering select movies in UHD like Crouching … Read More

How to Watch 4k Ultra HD Movies & TV Shows on Amazon Video [Updated]

June 11, 2017 | 3

Amazon began streaming in Ultra HD in December, 2014 with with their original productions Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Transparent, and Alpha House that were all shot in native 4k. Their video service has a growing selection of titles available in Ultra HD to Prime members at … Read More

How To Watch 4k Ultra HD Movies & TV Shows on Netflix [Updated]

June 9, 2017 |

Ready to start watching Ultra HD on your new 4k TV? Netflix has a bunch of original shows in 4k resolution such as 13 Reasons Why, House of CardsMarco PoloThe Get Down, and the 8-episode sci-fi thriller Stranger Things. They’ve also got four Marvel … Read More

Is There a Definitive 4K Gaming Experience?

May 30, 2017 |

Key figures in the video game industry have been using the phrase “4K” in so many ways this year that you’ve probably been tempted to look up the meaning of the term just to be sure you understand it … Read More

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

New Titles Streaming in 4k Ultra HD on Netflix

April 28, 2017 |

It’s hard to keep up with all the new titles added to Netflix, including both original and licensed productions. And now as more and more content is available in 4k, some of us might be opting to give a … 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

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

Today’s 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

March 28, 2017 |

Almost a dozen movies released to Ultra HD Blu-ray today, and each title features High Dynamic Range (HDR) color specifications to improve color depth, detail and contrast. Of course you’ll need an HDR-compatible 4k TV to take advantage of the color enhancements, … 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

The Newest Movies in 4k UHD on Google Play

March 15, 2017 |

Google Play is one of the few places you can purchase or rent movies in Digital UHD, and their library has been slowly growing as it becomes more commonplace to watch content in 4k. Like Vudu, the service recently … Read More

Pioneer’s 4k Ultra HD PC Drive List Price & Details

March 10, 2017 |

Pioneer has revealed info and pricing on their new internal 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray drive. The BDR-211UBK carries a suggested retail price of $129 and comes bundled with the required Cyberlink software.

The BD/DVD/CD writer supports playback of Ultra HD … 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

Harry Potter Films releasing to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray w/HDR

February 2, 2017 |

The Harry Potter franchise has certainly pushed the envelope in terms of the number of ways to re-release titles, but none will be as visually significant as Harry Potter on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray.

As such, the last four Harry … Read More

The Newest 4k UHD Titles on Vudu

February 2, 2017 |

Vudu is one of the few places you can purchase or rent 4k UHD titles, and although the list of compatible devices has been somewhat limited, support has been extended to include the newest streamers from Roku including Premiere, Premiere … Read More