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HD Report | August 21, 2017

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Posts By Sam Donaldson

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

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Limited Edition features life-sized EndoArm

August 3, 2017 | 1

Director James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day has been remastered for release to 4k Blu-ray on October 3rd, and along with the 2-disc edition from Lionsgate will come a special Limited Collector’s Edition with life-sized replica EndoArm.

Only 6000 of … Read More

HBO hack includes Game of Thrones outline, episodes of other shows

August 1, 2017 |

Hackers once again prove that nothing online is secure, and after Defcon attendees demonstrated official voting machines are easily compromised we find HBO a victim as well. Late Sunday evening reporters were alerted to a breach of the HBO servers, … Read More

‘Kick-Ass’ getting the 4k Blu-ray treatment with Dolby Atmos

July 28, 2017 |

For those of us who love comics, dark comedies, and the anti-superhero, Kick-Ass is one must-have movie at home. But even if you’ve already got Kick-Ass on Blu-ray, you might consider upgrading that video quality to 4k (2160p) and audio … Read More

AT&T closer to buying Time Warner

July 24, 2017 |

According to sources and the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, AT&T is furthering talks to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. If approved, AT&T would take on ownership of Time Warner properties such as Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT, Turner sports … Read More

The Bridge on the River Kwai remastered to 4k w/HDR & Dolby Atmos

July 18, 2017 |

7-time Academy Award winner The Bridge on the River Kwai has been fully restored to 4k resolution for release on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. What’s more, the updated title will feature enhanced color depth with High Dynamic Range video and … Read More

Hulu adding new animated TV series from Fox

July 15, 2017 |

Hulu is adding several new animated television series from 20th Century Fox to its streaming library. The first two shows, “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Cleveland Show,” are now available in their entirety exclusively on Hulu.

In the coming weeks, Hulu will also … Read More

DIRECTV Now to offer Cloud DVR service

July 13, 2017 |

AT&T said today they will soon be rolling out Cloud DVR service for their internet TV service DIRECTV Now. The service will first be available in beta to select customers this summer, then, in the fall the “next-generation platform” will be available … Read More

MLB Extra Innings airing free on DirecTV for a limited time

July 12, 2017 |

When the MLB resumes its regular games after the All-Star break on Friday, July 14th, DirecTV will begin offering a free one-week preview of MLB Extra Innings.

There are a total of 15 games on Friday, 15 games on Saturday, … Read More

New Batch of 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs Released Today

July 11, 2017 |

Today, July 11th is the biggest day of the month for Ultra HD Blu-ray releases with five new combined titles from Sony Pictures and Universal Studios. Don’t forget to check out all new Blu-ray releases this week.

New 4k Blu-ray Releases July … Read More

The Walking Dead Season 7 headed for Blu-ray release

July 9, 2017 |

In the zombie genre, other shows pale in comparison to The Walking Dead. The series has a dedicated fan base, much of it originating from the long-running comic book series, but also from AMC’s hit show that premieres its eighth season in October.

To get yourself … Read More

PlayStation Now hits milestone 500 titles with PS4 games

July 6, 2017 |

Sony’s PlayStation Now subscription gaming service has been around for a few years now, and today the company announced a milestone of 500 titles available to customers. The library count got a little help though, with the addition of 20 PS4 … Read More

Dunkirk to show in 70mm at select IMAX theaters

July 5, 2017 |

Dunkirk is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and those lucky enough to live next to an IMAX theater can watch it in 70mm film.

Tickets for the limited engagements started selling today and can be purchased … Read More

Blizzard’s ‘StarCraft’ graphics updated to support 4k UHD

July 1, 2017 |

Blizzard Entertainment has updated the classic RTS StarCraft and Brood War add-on with improved graphics that will display in widescreen 4k Ultra HD. The soon-to-be-released update has also enhanced the audio quality of voices, sound effects and music, although specifics on audio bit levels … Read More

Vudu’s ‘Fate of the Furious’ 4k UHD bundle is questionably pricey

June 30, 2017 |

More and more digital movies (mainly blockbusters) are being offered in 4k UHD upon release of the Full HD (1080p) version, and Universal’s The Fate of the Furious is one of them. Both Google Play and Vudu sell the Digital … Read More

DIRECTV App lets customers download rented & purchased titles

June 26, 2017 |

Just in time for that long flight with no Wi-Fi. The latest update to the DirecTV app for Android and Apple iOS devices allows you to download purchased or rented movies and TV shows. That means you can take your … Read More

Epson’s new Home Cinema 4000 projector brings 4k HDR under $2200

June 26, 2017 |

Epson has announced availability of their new Home Cinema 4000 projector that delivers 4k video with High Dynamic Range. The projector is modestly priced at $2,199, with 2,200 lumens of pure color, up to 140,000:1 contrast ratio, and expanded 10-bit color … Read More

New Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer is a feast for your eyes

June 21, 2017 |

HBO has released the second official full-length trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7. It opens with Sansa Stark slowly walking towards the camera and ends with her narration, a clear indication that she will be a pivotal figure in … Read More

Want to share movies on Facebook? Get prison time!

June 15, 2017 |

Want to share movies like Marvel’s Deadpool on Facebook? You might be in for some jail time. A man from Fresno, California is facing three years in jail for sharing a copy of Deadpool on Facebook — just over a … Read More

Roku ‘4k Spotlight’ Channel Broken [Updated]

June 8, 2017 |

Roku is currently having some problems with the 4k Spotlight channel on Roku streaming media players and Roku TVs. The app channel unfortunately will not load any content to display. [Update: As of the following day, June 9, the problem seems … Read More