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HD Report | August 20, 2017

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ will release to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

August 18, 2017 |

Best Buy will release an exclusive 4k Blu-ray disc edition of the Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty on Tuesday, September 12. The edition will initially be a Best Buy exclusive, not available from any other retailers in Ultra HD.

The exclusive title from Sony … Read More

Nvidia Shield TV 2017 Review: An Ambitious (And Maybe Essential) Streaming Device

August 17, 2017 |

Nvidia’s Shield TV device turned some heads when it was released in 2015. It was an ambitious media streaming tool that attempted to undercut gaming consoles with a mix of media streaming options and gameplay possibilities.

However, it is … Read More

Silicon Valley Season 4 releasing to Blu-ray this fall

August 17, 2017 |

HBO’s Silicon Valley had the good fortune of following premium TV’s biggest show Game of Thrones, and now the comedic series is heading into a fifth season in 2018. Season 4 ended in June with the episode titled “Server Error,” and … Read More

The remaining Harry Potter films releasing to 4k Blu-ray

August 17, 2017 |

Back in March, four of the later Harry Potter films were released to Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. Now, the remaining earlier films have been slated for 4k release on Oct. 3 including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber … Read More

DC’s ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ releasing to Blu-ray & 4k Blu-ray

August 16, 2017 |

The DC Universal Original Movie Batman and Harley Quinn will release to Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD on Tuesday, August 29. Written by Bruce Timm and directed by Sam Liu, the animated film partners Batman, Nightwing and the devilish Harley … Read More

Best Ways To Save Battery Life On iPhone & iPad

August 16, 2017 |

Is your iPhone battery getting older? Or do you just run too many apps to maintain decent battery life on your phone or tablet? The reality is apps can demand a lot of battery power, especially ones that stay in … Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sold out on Amazon?

August 15, 2017 | 1

Is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 currently sold out on Amazon? When searching for the Blu-ray, 4k Blu-ray, and DVD Amazon says the title is “Currently unavailable.” Could this just be a glitch? Or could Amazon have possibly sold out all … Read More

Sling launches Chrome in-browser player with basic features

August 15, 2017 |

Sling has launched a new in-browser media player for Google Chrome that doesn’t require an app, plug-in or soon-to-be-extinct Flash application. The player works in the latest versions of Chrome for Windows and Mac PCs, and watching content is as … Read More

New on Blu-ray: Alien: Covenant, Blacklist S4, The Case for Christ, & more

August 15, 2017 |

This week in Blu-ray Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is at the top of the Best Sellers, followed by the upgraded release of the 2012 prequel, Prometheus to 4k Blu-ray. Both films come with a Blu-ray and Digital copy, as well … Read More

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

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.

“By … Read More

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