Judging by the level of interest in our release-date post, a lot of you are keen to get your hands on a copy of Planet Earth II. For a limited time, you can score 20 per cent off the sticker price of the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD at JB Hi-Fi. Here are the details.
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4K TVs are becoming cheap and ubiquitous enough for everyone to buy, but that doesn't necessarily mean you need to start watching 4K Blu-rays. This video shows the benefit you really get from those.
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.
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. (Also, get off my lawn.)
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.
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 I'm on an iMac that's only a year old — so it's not an outdated paperweight.
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?
I consider myself a little unusual as I purchase DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Some I have purchased recently proudly state on the packet DVD+UltraViolet or BluRay+UltraViolet. What is UltraViolet, and why should I care? As it stands, anything I want format shifted I do with HandBrake, and my home bandwidth means streaming isn't really practical.
Sometimes when you're repurchasing a cherished movie on Blu-ray which you have previously owned on DVD and which your parents once taped for you off the TV, you wonder whether it's worth the investment. This video — showing the picture quality differences for the recently-issued Blu-ray of 1979 classic The Muppet Movie — shows us that there really can be benefits in upgrading.
Dear Lifehacker, I want to build an awesome media centre and download digital copies of my movies and TV shows, but everything is riddled with DRM these days. I don't want to pirate shows. Is there any legal way to get DRM-free movies and TV on my media centre?