4K Blu-ray Supporting 100GB Capacities

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4K Ultra HD is the next unbeatable standard for ultimate viewing on a TV or computer monitor. With a horizontal resolution of 4000 pixels, it provides for the crispest and most advanced viewing experience yet. However, seeing as it is a relatively new development, it has had a few kinks that it needed to work out in order to really achieve mass market appeal. One of these is the inability of devices and accessories to keep up with such a high standard, thereby keeping people in the dark on how to utilize 4K Ultra HD technology and dampening the appeal due to the unavailability of compatible products.

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Streaming Media News: Target Testing Digital Movies, Canada gets CinemaNow Streaming service

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Recently, Target Corporation announced that they were in the beta-testing stage of a digital movie platform that featured new-release and catalog movies as well as next-day TV shows. Following the footsteps of retailers, such as Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart, this is seen as a way to “provide guests compelling and convenient entertainment offerings,” according to Target spokesperson Kristy Welker.

Currently being tested on iOS and Android devices and compatible with most connected devices, Target Ticket Premium will feature 15,000 titles where new releases will be priced at $14.99 and rentals will be at $3.99. If you are a loyalty member of Target REDcard, then you will be able to look forward to discounts on digital purchases at Target Ticket Premium.

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3D Blu-ray Best Practices from THX and BluFocus

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THX-3D-BluFocusOnce you’ve tried 3D, everything you see on regular TV will never be the same again. Unfortunately, despite all the wonderful things about it, many consumers reported that they often experience fatigue after watching in 3D screens. The relationship between 3D and viewer’s fatigue is currently the focus of a research being conducted by THX Ltd. and BluFocus.

THX, Ltd. is known for its design and certification of world-class cinemas, HDTVs, premium audio systems, and blockbuster movies and games. On the other hand, BluFocus is considered as the first advanced testing and advisory service specialist for Blu-ray. With this partnership, fatigue from 3D glasses will hopefully not be a problem to viewers.

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Blu-ray and UltraViolet Sales Increase in 2013

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CD-DVD-Blu-ray-market-increaseThe numbers are in and recent reports show that Blu-ray discs sales have performed strongly in the first half of 2013, compared to its performance in the same period last year, and compared to the performance of other goods within its area. The Digital Entertainment Group reported that Blu-ray’s sales to be up by a whopping 24% in the first half of the year. Why exactly are Blu-ray sales taking off and making a comeback? Let me give you a quick backgrounder of these two.

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Sony and Panasonic Collaborate on Competitive 4K Disc

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sony4k-bannerWhen two huge international companies come to an agreement, chances are they’re planning to work on something big. Well, that was the assumption when Sony and Panasonic, both giants in the electronics world, recently signed an MOA. They immediately confirmed it, coming out with a timely press release announcing the partnership and saying that the objective is (drum roll please!) to develop a next-generation optical disc that offers big enough space to support 4K (Ultra-HD) format.

Japan’s Sony and Panasonic are looking to expand their collection of products by coming up with a digital data storage that is more durable than ever and shall target professional users. What is in their minds? A 300 GB recording disc before 2015 ends that will have an incredible capacity to support the 4K format!

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