Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 at 08:15 PM PST by
Royalty, wizards, psychics, and more are all heading to your favorite streaming devices.Continue Reading
Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 at 02:21 PM PST by
Holy upside down double dip, Stranger Things fans!
Remember my review for that super cool VHS-shaped Blu-ray release of Stranger Things? Yeah, it wasn't that long ago. We even did an awesome unboxing video thinking that this release was going to be the final word on Netflix's ode to 80s science fiction/horror on physical media. Turns out that's not the case. As some lucky customers discovered at their local Target stores over the weekend, there is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on the way!
Yup, you read that right. Now, this isn't available in stores yet - or at least it shouldn't be. Apparently, some stores got their stock early, didn't know what they had, and put it out on shelves where some eagle-eyed shoppers knew something was a bit off and snapped them up before they were put away. I gave a call to all of my local Chicago-area stores and none of them had it in stock, but they confirmed to me that it is real.
If you're hunting and pecking around, here is the UPC number to ask for: 191764410522. The formal street date is also a bit of a mystery. One store told me their stock gets in on 11/27 and it's due out 11/28. Another store told me it doesn't street until 12/5. So this is yet another stealth Stranger Things release that is leaving a lot of important details hanging out around Barb in the upside down.
If you're on the hunt at your local stores, the box art is slightly different with a new picture of Eleven front and center and instead of a uniform black color, there's white trim along the bottom with the box given the fake distressed look. On the back, the tech specs detail 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray - but no mention of HDR or Dolby Vision. UPDATE: Sources on other forums who purchased the set stated the tech specs match Netflix's streaming options for Season 1 -- 4K but NO HDR with a 5.1 Dolby Digital audio mix. However, since this will be a 4K release, Steve's hair will probably look better than ever!
When confirmed artwork and tech specs are made available, we'll update our listings and crank out a review and probably another unboxing video while we're at it. Until then, we'll keep you posted as this craziness develops.
Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 at 02:18 PM PST by
for anyone suffering from poor Xbox black levels, Microsoft has already announced that a planned update is "coming very soon."Continue Reading
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Amazon is set to take viewers back to Middle Earth.Continue Reading
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Amazon is offering big discounts on select audio gear!Continue Reading
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Posted Fri Nov 10, 2017 at 12:12 PM PST by
Arnold will be back before the new year after all.Continue Reading
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Posted Fri Nov 10, 2017 at 08:54 AM PST by
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The writer/director of The Last Jedi is returning to a galaxy far, far away.Continue Reading
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Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 at 09:30 AM PST by
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Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 at 07:22 AM PST by
Michael S. Palmer
What's up, everybody? Hope you're having an awesome week. I recently caught a screening of Thor: Ragnarok at our local Dolby Cinema at AMC where Marvel's latest blockbuster is presented in dual 4K laser projection with a million-to-one contrast ratio, Dolby Vision high dynamic range, and Dolby Atmos surround sound (and we haven't even started talking about the super-comfy leather recliners).
In this video, we take viewers through the basics of Dolby Cinema at AMC auditoriums, share our quick thoughts on the movie itself, and dive into the audio and picture quality of this particular premium format presentation.
The short version, for those who don't' have time to watch...
I thought the Movie Itself was a lot of fun and a breath of fresh air for the Thor parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's got all the standard superhero action beats balanced with a quirky sense of comedy and good character beats.
The Dolby Vision presentation is quite good and better than most, thanks to its sharpness, excellent highlight details, and vibrant use of color, but it's not quite the best of the best.
Likewise, the Dolby Atmos sound mix is, overall, very good, and I loved Mark Motherbaugh's 80s-style score, but it doesn't quite have the finesse and overhead immersion of Gravity, Mad Max Fury Road, or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
What about you?
Have you seen Ragnarok yet? Were you able to check it out in a Dolby Cinema, IMAX Laser, or some other type of premium format? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!Continue Reading
Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 at 06:00 AM PST by
A new Collector's Edition of Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell is among the latest crop of upcoming Blu-ray discs.Continue Reading
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The company is offering a limited time sale on its home theater lineup.Continue Reading
This Week in Gear: McIntosh Details New Amplifier, YouTube Announces Live TV App for Media Players, and MorePosted Sun Nov 5, 2017 at 06:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
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