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Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced, for when you can’t stream 4K

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced, for when you can’t stream 4K

Remember when movies and TV shows used to come in physical formats? No? Well, before everything was available to stream, we had these discs called Blu-rays, and before that they were DVDs. Sure, they're a step backwards compared to the convenience of streaming we have now, but as 4K becomes the standard of high-definition, your internet bandwidth may not have the chops to keep up. That where the new format of Ultra HD Blu-ray aims to step in.

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Sony’s 2015 Blu-ray players get PlayStation Now streaming

Sony’s 2015 Blu-ray players get PlayStation Now streaming

Pretty soon, you might not need to get your hands on a PS3 if you don't own one yet just to play its exclusive titles. Sony seems to be keen on adding support for its PlayStation Now game streaming services to devices outside of its own gaming hardware. Now the Japanese company is announcing that the 2015 model of its Blu-ray Disc Player is getting that feature as well, allowing owners to rent and stream their desired PlayStation 3 games right in their living room, without having to own a PS3.

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Folded Space suggests Blu-ray could work with “billions of colors”

Folded Space suggests Blu-ray could work with “billions of colors”

There's a bit of technology being introduced this week by the folks at Folded Space that they suggest will allow "Deep Color Content Encoding" that'd be fully backwards-compatible with existing Blu-ray players, allowing 12 bits per color rather than the current 8. This bit of tech would allow studios to release Blu-ray disks compatible with today's most current systems that work with far, far deeper color application than the best available right now. This could be very good news for the Ultra-HD/4K television and display market, to be sure.

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Xbox 720 specifications leak in waves

Xbox 720 specifications leak in waves

This week the Microsoft-made Xbox 720 has effectively been dumped out into the market with a leak of specifications so wide we've got to wonder if the pipes have burst. This update comes from Edge Online where word of Online-Only playability was noted earlier today. While that bit of information appears to be just as possible as impossible, the rest of the bits and pieces seem to be more willing to stick for a final release.

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Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

Spotify is a great service, but do you ever wish you could use it to stream music through your smart TV? Soon you'll be able to, thanks to a new team up between Samsung and Spotify that will see an app developed specifically for Samsung's 2012 E-Series smart TVs. Before you US Spotify lovers get too excited, however, we should let you know that this app will only be available in Europe.

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Sony Google TV Blu-ray player drops OnLive support

Sony Google TV Blu-ray player drops OnLive support

Sony has axed support for OnLive game playback on its newest Google TV-powered Blu-ray player. Here's the kicker - the player hasn't even shipped yet; it isn't due to release until July 9. But after the company announced that it will acquire Gaikai - an OnLive rival - it seems like an infinitely understandable decision. Incidentally, Sony never confirmed any sort of OnLive partnership.

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Sony Google TV device hints at OnLive

Sony Google TV device hints at OnLive

One of the biggest new content partnerships to be announced for Google TV this year is the deal that Google has secured with cloud gaming service OnLive. At the time, it was announced that LG's upcoming Google TV sets would incorporate the OnLive app to allow users to have instant and seamless access to triple-A video games directly on their TV. Vizio also decided to come on board, but so far there's been no news from Sony.

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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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