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HD Report | August 19, 2017

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Vudu 4k now features over 30 Dolby Vision / Atmos titles

August 14, 2017 |

Vudu has been a bit of a pioneer when it comes to digital movie distribution, first offering 4k UHD movies with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos almost two years ago. The dual combo allows for greater color depth (via HDR) and multichannel immersive surround … Read More

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Looks & Sounds Great, But…

August 14, 2017 |

As a film, 2017’s Ghost in the Shell admirably translates the original movie’s animated design splendor into live-action but fails to replicate the animated version’s intelligence, charm, and compelling underlying philosophy. Scarlett Johansson and a couple of other key … Read More

New 4k Blu-ray Releases This Tuesday

August 13, 2017 |

This coming Tuesday, August 15th will bring the biggest week of new 4k Blu-ray releases this month with two Ridley Scott films (Alien: Covenant and Prometheus), the Western Hickok, and the crime drama The Lincoln Lawyer. Both of Scott’s films feature HDR color specs for TVs … Read More

How To Cut-the-Cord and Watch Free HD Channels Over-the-Air

August 12, 2017 |

Have you been thinking about “cutting the cord” and going with internet-only based programming from a service such as CBS All Access, Sling TV, or Hulu? There sure are many options out there, but what about local channels? And what … Read More

Get Outlander: Seasons 1 & 2 in Digital HD starting at $22.99

August 12, 2017 |

Season 3 of the Starz Original Series Outlander will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10, so why not catch up on the first two seasons in Full HD before it begins? Amazon is selling Part 1 and Part 2 of Outlander Season 1Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is cheapest new 4k digital release yet

August 11, 2017 |

Fandango, Google Play, and Vudu are a few of the services that offer digital movies in 4k Ultra HD. New releases, however, are usually quite expensive — even more than some Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc titles. A new Digital 4k movie typically … Read More

Netflix releases ‘The Crown Season 2’ trailer

August 11, 2017 |

Netflix’s Original series The Crown will premiere its second season on Dec. 8, 2017. In anticipation, the streaming juggernaut turned content producer has uploaded a trailer for Season 2 that highlights Queen Elizabeth II and the challenges and tribulations she faces as the young queen.

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DirecTV broadcasts select holes of 2017 PGA Championship in 4k

August 10, 2017 |

DirecTV is broadcasting parts of the 2017 PGA Championship from Charlotte, North Carolina in 4k Ultra HD. The AT&T-owned satellite TV company is featuring holes 16, 17 and 18 in Ultra HD on Channel 106, available to subscribers with the advanced service.

To … Read More

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ getting released to 4k Blu-ray Limited Edition

August 10, 2017 |

Season 1 of the HBO series Westworld will release to disc on November 7, and along with conventional Blu-ray and DVD formats will come a 6-disc 4k Ultra HD Limited Edition in special metal case. This is the first HBO Original … Read More

The latest 4k Ultra HD content on Netflix

August 9, 2017 |

As more and more 4k TVs are sold, Amazon, Google, Netflix, and Vudu continue to add streaming content that actually matches the resolution of an Ultra HD TV. And, some titles even feature HDR specifications for improved color depth.

Last … Read More

Disney to contest Netflix with their own streaming services

August 9, 2017 |

Disney has announced they will no longer license their movies to Netflix after next year, as the company develops their own streaming services: ESPN, and a yet-to-be-named platform to launch in 2019 that will deliver Walt Disney Studios productions.

While Disney … Read More

CBS adding streaming sports channel, expanding All Access globally

August 8, 2017 |

CBS announced Monday they will be adding a streaming sports channel modeled after their streaming news channel CBSN. And, their CBS All Access streaming TV service will be expanding globally, first to Canada in 2018, followed by other international countries and continents.

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CinemaNow movie website & platform is no more [Updated]

August 8, 2017 | 11

If you’ve recently tried to access the digital video service CinemaNow you may have had some trouble. The website and apps now either time-out in errors or redirect to a new website, CinemaNowFree, that not longer provides access to … Read More

Here’s Where to Buy ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Early Digital Release

August 8, 2017 |

Whenever there’s a blockbuster digital release we like to take a look around and find the best place to buy it. Keep in mind, sometimes there are bonus features included with the digital release and sometimes not — so look … Read More

HBO uploads making-of Game of Thrones ‘Loot Train Attack’

August 7, 2017 |

It’s what everyone is talking about at the water cooler Monday morning, a battle scene that HBO’s Game of Thrones’ makers put together so brilliantly it’s hard to imagine anything topping it this season.

After airing Sunday evening, HBO uploaded … Read More

DirecTV Now to add CBS Local Stations, Showtime, the CW & more

August 7, 2017 |

CBS and AT&T have inked a deal to bring their premium networks, cable channels, and local CBS stations to the internet-delivered DirecTV Now service.

The addition completes the circle of major networks known as the Big 4 (ABC, CBS, FOX and … Read More

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

August 7, 2017 |

Netflix has announced purchasing comic book publisher Millarworld, bringing titles such as Kingsman, Jupiter’s Legacy, Kick-Ass, and Reborn under the umbrella of the streaming giant. With the acquisition, Netflix plans to create shows, kid’s series and films based on stories and … Read More

Dish offers free Mayweather vs. McGregor fight with Refer a Friend

August 7, 2017 |

Dish Network is currently offering several new promotions for subscribers who refer a friend to sign up for their satellite TV service, the most high profile being free access to watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor pay-per-view fight.

The $89.95 event (plus … Read More

Free channel previews on Dish Network this month

August 7, 2017 |

Dish is offering over a dozen free channel previews this month for subscribers to their satellite TV service. Most of the networks are included in Dish’s “America’s Top 200” service package that starts at $69.99 per month and includes over 240 … Read More

New Blu-ray, 4k, & Digital Releases This Week

August 6, 2017 |

This Tuesday it’s gonna be hard to pass up the early digital release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, especially if there is some bonus material included. But if you can hold out two more weeks there are several … Read More

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