Blu-ray Software News (90 Posts)


10 Great Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs Released in 2017

10 Great Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs Released in 2017

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the videophile in your life? Adrienne Maxwell picks 10 great Ultra HD Blu-ray discs that came out this year. Continue Reading

Blu-ray Software News

For home theater enthusiasts, Blu-ray software is the 110 octane race fuel that powers their super car. Streaming services may offer home theater so-called "HDTV" resolution downloads, pay-per-view or streaming but those in the know actually KNOW that Blu-ray is the only way to get both the best in uncompressed 1080p video and 7.1 surround sound audio. Read all about the latest Blu-ray software releases on this resource page. Read Blu-ray disc player reviews on this HomeTheaterReview.com resource page.

Content is king and this section covers announcements in Blu-ray software to help you bring home the best content out there.

Blu-ray Software News Archives

Jul 17, 2017

Disney Finally Embraces Ultra HD Blu-ray

With the news that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, we see that Disney has finally lined up with the other major studios in embracing the higher-resolution format. Continue Reading
Disney Finally Embraces Ultra HD Blu-ray

Apr 24, 2017

I Want My UHD Blu-ray Rentals

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray survive and flourish? Many people were declaring the disc format dead before Ultra HD Blu-ray even... Continue Reading
I Want My UHD Blu-ray Rentals

Mar 06, 2017

Why I'm Not a Fan of Higher Frame Rate Films

With films like The Hobbit and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directors are embracing higher frame rates. Adrienne Maxwell discusses why she's perfectly happy with plain old 24fps. Continue Reading
Why I'm Not a Fan of Higher Frame Rate Films

Nov 07, 2016

Our Reviewers' Guide to Having More Fun With Your AV System

Sometimes we can get so caught up in analyzing and tweaking our AV systems that we forget to actually enjoy them. This week, the HTR writers highlight music and movie demos that are just plain fun. Continue Reading
Our Reviewers' Guide to Having More Fun With Your AV System

Oct 31, 2016

What TV Shows Do You Binge-Watch and Why?

Are you looking for a new show to binge on? Jerry Del Colliano gives his picks for TV shows, both old and new, that are definitely binge-worthy. Continue Reading
What TV Shows Do You Binge-Watch and Why?

Oct 24, 2016

How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

When it comes to the launch of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format, Jerry Del Colliano is not impressed with how the studios and manufacturers have handled things. Continue Reading
How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

Oct 03, 2016

How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

Is it too soon to gauge the success of Ultra HD Blu-ray? Jeff Berman discusses how the early players and discs are selling, as well as the challenges that still remain. Continue Reading
How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

Oct 01, 2016

Sony Pictures to Add Auro-3D Soundtracks to Select Titles

Auro Technologies has announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to add Auro-3D soundtracks to select titles, in the... Continue Reading
Sony Pictures to Add Auro-3D Soundtracks to Select Titles

Sep 12, 2016

Examining My Love/Hate Relationship with Video Discs

The disc format still delivers the best picture and sound quality in the AV realm, and Ultra HD Blu-ray takes it to the next level. But there's also no denying the video disc's many little annoyances. Continue Reading
Examining My Love/Hate Relationship with Video Discs

Nov 13, 2015

Sony Pictures Announces First Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the first six films that the company will release in the Ultra HD Blu-ray... Continue Reading
Sony Pictures Announces First Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs

May 11, 2015

What Disney/Pixar Blu-ray Discs Have in Common with Electric Ladyland

In this era of streaming media, is it worth the cost to buy a Blu-ray disc? If that disc comes from Disney/Pixar and you've got kids in the house, Jerry Del Colliano says the answer is a definitive yes. Continue Reading
What Disney/Pixar Blu-ray Discs Have in Common with Electric Ladyland

Nov 29, 2014

Redbox to Raise Rental Prices

Redbox has announced that, beginning December 2, the company will raise its disc-rental prices slightly. DVD rentals will go up... Continue Reading
Redbox to Raise Rental Prices

Oct 07, 2014

More Dolby Atmos Blu-ray Titles Announced

On the heels of last week's release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, the first Blu-ray title with a Dolby Atmos... Continue Reading
More Dolby Atmos Blu-ray Titles Announced

Sep 01, 2014

Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon's Current War?

As leverage in current negotiations with companies like Disney and Warner Brothers, Amazon has chosen to prevent pre-order sales on big-name Blu-ray releases. Will this affect current disc sales and the future of physical media? Continue Reading
Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon's Current War?

May 04, 2014

PowerDVD 14 Unveiled

PowerDVD 14 is out. After thirteen iterations as one of the most popular ways to watch movies on our computer,... Continue Reading
PowerDVD 14 Unveiled

Jul 15, 2013

What Blu-rays Do You Really Need To Own?

Publisher Jerry Del Colliano has been revamping his AV system to be more modest that it has been in the past. This posed the question to him: what Blu-rays do you really need to own? Here are his conclusions. Continue Reading
What Blu-rays Do You Really Need To Own?

Dec 10, 2012

Writer's Favorite A/V Demo Material By Home Theater Review

Everyone has their favorite demos, pieces of music or scenes from movies that really show off what their system can do. Our reviewers are no different. Here are their current favorites. Continue Reading
Writer's Favorite A/V Demo Material By Home Theater Review

Feb 29, 2012

Joe Satriani Concert Film First to Feature 3D and 7.1 Surround Sound

Joe Satriani has a new concert film coming to movie theaters as well as Blu-ray. The concert film is in 3D, but what makes it truly unique is the Dolby 7.1 surround sound mix featured in the film. Continue Reading
Joe Satriani Concert Film First to Feature 3D and 7.1 Surround Sound

Oct 19, 2011

JVC Joins Blu-ray Patent Collective

JVC Kenwood has made move to help the company play a part in the innovation and the future of Blu-ray Disc technology, by joining a Blu-ray technology patent pool know as One-Blue. Continue Reading
JVC Joins Blu-ray Patent Collective

Aug 09, 2011

X-Men: First Class Comes to Blu-ray

X-Men: First Class sets the stage for the other movies in the franchise with style and very well executed action, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender Continue Reading
X-Men: First Class Comes to Blu-ray

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