Tagged With blu-ray

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If you're looking for a way to step up your home cinema game, you need to invest in a 4K Blu-ray player. 4K streaming through services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video might be convenient, but it doesn't hold a candle to the audio and picture quality that a 4K disc brings to the table.

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JB Hi-Fi has released its half-year earnings report for 2018 and once again, the Blu-ray and DVD categories have taken a big hit. Software sales (which includes music, movies and video games) fell by 6.5 per cent compared to the first half of FY2017. This was despite a healthy rise in profits for the Games category.

In other words, JB's movie sales are declining at an even faster rate than the above figure suggests. The act of physically placing a disc into a Blu-ray player could soon be as outmoded as VHS tape. Blame Netflix.

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Attention Blu-ray fans: JB Hi-Fi is currently selling three new-release Blu-rays for just $30. The deal includes 4K and 3D Blu-rays which cost up to $45 a pop when purchased separately. Bargain! Here are our picks.

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If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.

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Physical entertainment is on its last legs -- and they're getting gammier by the month. Before we know it, DVDs and Blu-rays will have gone the way of LaserDisc and VHS tape. To the streamers and torrenters of the world this will be viewed as no big loss: they think it's an obsolete format that's overpriced, prone to scratches and less convenient than digital downloads.

But not me. Here's why I'm sticking with discs to the bitter end, and why you should too.

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When it comes to movies and TV shows, physical media is definitely on its last legs. For traditionalists, this just means that prices have never been better! JB Hi-Fi is in the midst of a massive clearance sale with more than 350 DVDs and Blu-rays going for under $10. Here are 50 hand-picked titles that everybody should have in their collection. To make life easy, we've also included links to each deal.

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Dear Lifehacker, since January of this year I've been looking to buy an external Blu Ray burner so I can burn Blu-rays and DVDs to watch on my TV. Every site has their own "Top 10" but they're all different. I'm not looking for the greatest, but at the same time I don't want to spend 20 bucks on a piece of junk. I'm on an iMac that's only a year old -- so it's not an outdated paperweight.

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The Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) has released its market data for 2014. In a trend that will surprise few Lifehacker readers, physical disc sales continue to dwindle. What's more surprising is that the decline was roughly identical in the Blu-ray (BD) and DVD categories. Could the era of Full HD physical media be almost over?

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Hey Lifehacker, I would like to know what the law says about this situation: I bought a Blu-ray disc and now I want to make a digital copy of it so I can put it on my home media server. Is it illegal for me to download a copy of the movie, even if I have already bought it?