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Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for home entertainment enthusiasts who demand only the best High Definition content and equipment that money can buy. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all Blu-ray news and release dates, and review the latest HD offerings on disc, streaming, and a variety of HD platforms.

Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for large ticket consumer purchases, acquired High-Def Digest in January 2008.

All disc reviews at High-Def Digest are completed using the best consumer HD home theater products currently on the market. More about our gear.

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Steven Cohen, Home Theater Products Editor & Writer

Steven is an award-winning independent filmmaker who graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BFA in film production. His short film 'Broken Records' has screened at several major film festivals including Slamdance. In addition to his review work, he is currently pursuing a career in screenwriting in Los Angeles, California.

M. Enois Duarte, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Editor & Writer

A cinephile since childhood, M. Enois is a student of literature, film, art, philosophy, cultural history, and the sciences. Other than reading, watching movies, teaching and fiddling around with his HT hobby, he spends time with his family exploring nature trails and daringly trying new things. He aims to one day travel the world and drive the country in a pimped out RV.

Mike Flacy, Social Media Manager & Writer

By day, Mike is the content and social media manager for High-Def Digest, Steve's Digicams, and The CheckOut on Ben's Bargains. During his free time, he loves to write about home theater, digital photography, social media, video games, mobile technology, and innovative gadgets!

Bryan Kluger, Writer

Bryan has worked in the film and tv industry as an actor, producer, and casting director. In 2003, he made a comic book convention documentary 'Nerds Gone Wild.' In 2008, he opened a comic book store called Boomstick Comics, specializing in rare comics, movies posters and props, and action figures. He collects horror soundtracks on vinyl and writes movie, music, and video game reviews

David Krauss, Classic Movies Editor & Writer

David has been a movie buff since his early teens and possesses a special fondness for classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age. He holds a degree in film history and criticism from Northwestern University, and over the past 20 years has written film-related articles for several national and regional magazines. Most recently, David was a DVD and Blu-ray reviewer for digitallyOBSESSED.com. He lives with his wife and three kids in the great Southwest. Email: david AT highdefdigest.com

Tom Landy, News Editor & Writer

A former collectible gamer, Tom Landy has published dozens of game-related reviews and strategy articles for IQ Gamer and Scrye Magazine, and as an ultimate movie fan he has also been a regular contributor to DVDTOWN.com as both a news reporter and DVD/Blu-ray reviewer. In his spare time he's kept busy by his three dogs: Murdock, Clark, and Ace. Email: landy AT highdefdigest.com

Michael S. Palmer,  Editor-in-Chief & Writer

Michael spent several years working as an assistant and development executive in Hollywood before transitioning into writing full time. Among the first tech journalists in the world to review Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema auditoriums, Dolby Vision high dynamic range, and the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, he is now a WGAw screenwriter as well as the Editor-in-Chief of High-Def Digest and Steve's Digicams. Email: michael.palmer AT internetbrands.com

Joshua Zyber, Blogmaster General, High-Def Digest's The Bonus View & Writer

A long-time movie buff and collector from laserdisc to DVD and beyond, Joshua Zyber has previously written for DVDFile.com (working with High-Def Digest's own Peter Bracke) and DVDTalk.com. When he isn't busy writing reviews, putzing around on the internet, or hammering away at that Great American Screenplay he'll never finish, Josh toils at a very Dilbert-like office job. Email: hddbonusview AT gmail.com


Jed Rosenzweig, Founding Publisher

Prior to founding High-Def Digest in April 2006, Jed worked at Yahoo! for over seven years. As Director of Production for Yahoo! Entertainment, Jed was responsible for overall product strategy, leading his team in the creation, design, and programming of Yahoo!'s top-ranked entertainment sites. As Yahoo!'s Director of Front Page Programming, Jed oversaw the content strategy and daily programming of www.yahoo.com, the most visited page on the web.

Peter M. Bracke, Founding Editor

An internet pioneer, Peter Bracke founded the web site DVDFILE.com in 1998 while enrolled at the USC School of Cinema-Television. Over the next six years, he developed DVDFILE into the web's leading source for original DVD news and reviews. He published his first book, Ultimate DVD in 2003, followed by his award-winning slasher tell-all, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.