Ultra HD Blu-ray finalized, 4K discs headed to the home theater

Potentially good news for anyone that's an early adapter of Ultra HD television technology, specifications for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are now complete and production on software as well as hardware can begin.

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Pet Sounds goes hi-res in new Blu-ray release

The Beach Boys much-acclaimed record, featuring “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows,” will be released in remastered 24bit/192kHz high resolution on Blu-ray in June.


Get your 4K fix with our guide to every content source out now and coming soon

Searching for content for your new 4K UHD TV? Look no further. We’ve got every viable source for you right here, including cost, hardware requirements, and more.

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Save your money for more movies with one of these Blu-ray players for under $100

When it comes to Blu-ray players, just a few extra bucks can make all the difference. Check out our five, favorite players currently on the market, whether you're looking for a device with 3D support or access to a vast number of streaming services.

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Pioneer’s new Elite Blu-ray players are aimed squarely at audiophiles

Pioneer announced last week that it's set to release two new reference Blu-ray players under its famed Elite line of electronics. The flagship BDP-88FD player and the step-down BDP-85FD will be the first Elite Blu-ray players released by Pioneer in five years.

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Yamaha adds a premium Blu-ray player to its plush Aventage line

Yamaha's new Blu-ray player adds style and substance to your home theater source, offering a premium chassis with plenty of high-grade components, flexibility for multiple file formats, and extras like Bluetooth and Miracast. But where are the apps?

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Best Blu-ray movies

Building your Blu-ray collection? Check out this list of the best Blu-ray movies to find out which flicks are worth seeing in high-definition.

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Get used to streaming, discs are dead for video after Blu-ray

The Blu-ray as we know it is the end of the road for the video disc. From here on out, evolution and innovation in home video delivery will surround digital movie files that you either download or stream over the Internet.

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3D TV autopsy: Did it finally die, or was it never alive to begin with?

If you were shopping for a TV three years ago, you were probably bombarded with talk of how 3D was the “next big thing." But it's now just a footnote that barely measures up to smart TV features and the looming 4K Ultra HD TVs. So why didn’t 3D ever take…

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Kaleidescape brings its exotic media servers to a wider audience with the $4,000 Cinema One

Kaleidescape isn't just for the super-rich anymore. It's new $4,000 Cinema One system brings all the user-friendly features that have made it's more expensive products so popular down to a price point that should find favor with a much wider audience.

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Don’t expect any 4K Blu-ray this year

If you’re in the market for a 4K Ultra HD TV and were hoping to be among the first to snag 4K Blu-ray movies, it looks like you’ll have to wait another year.

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Sony patent describes tech that could block pirated PlayStation games

Sony patents published over the last year describe some wild security for PlayStation consoles. PlayStation 4 could not just block used games or secure a console based on a players fingerprints and DNA. It may also block pirated games based on how long their…


Paradigm’s Soundtrack is a Paradigm Shift in sound bars

After a rather long wait, Paradigm's Soundtrack sound bar is finally available. It offers a lot of performance for $800, giving apartment dwellers and students a simple, impressive sound solution at an affordable price.

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Samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of CES 2013

Samsung's new digital audio line-up is armed to the teeth with all kinds of fancy tech.


Your new soundbar is already an antique: LG reveals entire 2013 A/V lineup

LG continues a four-day marketing campaign of product announcements in advance of next month's CES show by taking the wraps off its entire A/V line for 2013.

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