Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' distributed on disc by Disney, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and its dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week ended Oct. 4.
The specifications for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc announced in May are a “toolbox” or “container” that allow industry players to offer a premium experience only available on disc, said speakers in a Blu-ray Disc webinar presentation Oct. 7.
Panasonic Oct. 7 debuted the world’s first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player, slated to hit electronic retailers in Japan beginning Nov. 13. The DMR-UBZ1 Ultra HD 4K BD player was unveiled at CEATEC Japan in Tokyo, and reportedly will retail at a pricey $3,300. It weighs an equally hefty 18 pounds.