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All posts tagged "Blu-Ray"

  • New Blu-ray format brings 4K to your lounge

    This week, the Blu-ray Association (BDA) announced specifications for its new media, Ultra HD Blu-ray. Licencing for this format will begin later this year. That’s right, you’re going to have to re-purchase Star Wars for the umpteenth time. The new format has been created in order to accommodate Ultra HD content. Ultra HD is marketed as 4K UHD (2160p) and 8K UHD (4320p), though this new format will not natively support 8K. Along with the resolution upgrade the format will also be supporting higher frame rates, a wider range of colours, and new sound formats. Ultra HD Blu-ray discs will be...

  • Video Review: Samsung D6570 all-in one home theatre

    It's slinky, it's skinny, it'll fit in any room... and a wireless link for your rear surround speakers saves the spaghetti cable runs. Samsung's D6750 all-in-one is a Blu-ray player with a home theatre AV receiver and amplifier built in, feeding some high-tech, ultra-slim column speakers. One box convenience, even the latest and greatest in 3D technology, but with a lot of compromises when it comes to flexibility and audio quality. Gearburn takes a look in this video review.

  • Review: Cheerfully video-tastic Samsung BluRay home theatre

    This thing is seriously compact. The Samsung HT-D6750W is a Blu-Ray player and an audio/video receiver/amplifier/media center/post-space-age statement -- all in one small box. It has four tall skinny speakers that take up no space, and it’s wireless. What’s not to love? Well, the sound quality, but let’s not get picky. Small house? Love movies? On a budget? This one’s for you. It’s a svelte 6cm high, and 43cmx33cm wide and deep, so it can slide into a pretty small shelf. It has no air vents on top, so you don’t need to worry about leaving a big gap, although...