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HD Report | April 29, 2017

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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

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

January 14, 2017 | 6

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

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

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Available To Pre-Order

December 27, 2016 |

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is already available to pre-order on Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD. The film will be released to home media on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The disc editions … 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

2016 In Gaming: It Was A Good Year For…

November 21, 2016 |

With 2016 winding down and all eyes looking towards the games that will (hopefully) be released in 2017, it’s time to take a look at what kind of year it’s been for gamers. Today, we begin with the positives.

Yes, … Read More

‘The Magnificent Seven’ Blu-ray, 4k & DVD Release Dates

November 21, 2016 |

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Magnificent Seven (2016) to Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD on December 20, 2016. The film, sharing the same title as John Sturges’ Oscar-nominated film from 1960 starring Yul Brynner, was inspired … Read More

New Netflix Original Series in 4k & HDR

November 20, 2016 | 1

Netflix is no slacker when it comes to producing content in 4k, with more and more titles streaming in Ultra HD resolution every month. And, much of the content is also encoded in HDR (High Dynamic Range), a format the … Read More