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4K Blu-rays Set To Hit The Market For $30 A Pop

01/12/2016, Remember how CES once proved to be the battlefield for HD DVD and Blu-ray formats? While the dust in that particular battle has long been settled with Blu-ray emerging as the obvious winner, it looks like the next step in Blu-ray evolution would be to...

Panasonic DMR-UBZ1 UltraHD Blu-ray Player Set To Rock And Roll

10/06/2015, [CEATEC 2015] It looks like the next big jump in terms of visual quality would be UltraHD, and you can be sure that industry players are starting to ensure that they are well placed to meet whatever kinds of future potential demand. In fact, Japan will...

Prototype Panasonic Blu-ray Player Supports 4K, HDR

01/05/2015, [CES 2015] I still remember many a CES ago when the battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD raged on – and now that it has been a few years since HD DVD’s demise, Blu-ray reigns supreme. There is always room for improvement in the world of technology,...

Pioneer BDR-XU03J Could Be Thinnest Portable USB BD Player Ever

09/19/2014, When it comes to portable USB optical disc drives, you might want to consider something which not only looks good, but is also slim and lightweight. After all, it is meant to be portable, is it not? Enter the Pioneer BDR-XU03J, which is a USB 3.0 Blu-ray...

Blu-Ray Discs Could Feature Billions Of Colors

01/22/2014, The world looks a whole lot better in color than in black and white, don’t you think so? After all, I would say that one of the biggest jumps ever in terms of TV technology would be the one that goes from black and white to color. Of course, there are...

4K Blu-ray Discs Are On Their Way

01/13/2014, At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 last week, 4K was one of the main attractions. A lot of companies showed off their 4K offerings, TVs, displays, camcorders and even short throw projectors. It goes without saying that 4K is the future,...

Xbox One Plays DVD-Rs All Right

12/02/2013, We do know that Microsoft’s Xbox One has not had the smoothest of launches (despite selling more than 1 million units within 24 hours) as there were reports of the Xbox One Blu-ray disc drive failing. Well, Microsoft has since issued a statement on the...

Singulus Looks At 100GB Blu-ray Disc Which Targets 4K Movies

09/12/2013, Do you still look back in the past with fond memories of when HD DVD and Blu-ray duked it out? I wonder how much of a role did the Sony PS3 play in championing the cause of Blu-ray, but eventually, Blu-ray was no Betamax successor, and HD DVD basically...

All PS4 Games To Be Offered As Digital Downloads

02/25/2013, Sony Computer Entertainment’s European CEO and president Jim Ryan was the talk of the PlayStation 4 town yesterday as he said the upcoming console would continue to use Blu-ray discs as the primary media format “for the foreseeable...

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Disc Player Announced

01/07/2013, [CES 2013] While 3D movies don’t particularly appeal to me, we’re pretty sure that there are a couple of you guys out there who love the immersive experience that 3D movies bring to the table, and if you’re looking for a Blu-ray disc player, Sony...

The Avengers is biggest pre-ordered movie on Amazon ever

09/25/2012, The Avengers was certainly one of the summer blockbusters to beat, and while it will not win any Oscars for its story, the entire movie made the comic book characters come alive. If you want to relive the magic of The Avengers in the comfort of your own...

Toshiba slot-in BDXL recorders debut in Japan

07/23/2012, I clearly remember the Blu-ray vs HD DVD war many moons ago, and in the end, Sony’s Blu-ray format won the battle – but how has the uptake for Blu-ray movies been so far? DVDs certainly still rule the roost in many parts of the world, mainly...