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Presto flips the switch on HD, Aussie pirates are sinking and IFA 2015 brings the 4K thunder (Girt by CNET podcast 40)

Australian streaming service Presto has unveiled a host of new features including HD video and a new-look app, data from Choice says we're pirating less and we look in on some of the big product news from Germany's premier tech show.

It's a brand new day for Presto, the streaming video-on-demand service powered by Foxtel and Seven West Media. Presto has added HD content, with over 2,500 hours of 1080p goodness available now and even more on the way. It's also brought out some redesigned mobile apps and is prepping for more cross-platform support. But has it brought the service back into the light as a serious player in the streaming space?

Consumer advocacy group Choice are calling it the "Netflix effect": In their most recent survey, Choice has a seen a decline in piracy around Australia. The research shows the number of people who pirate film or TV at least monthly has decreased since November 2014, moving from 23 percent to 17 percent. We definitely still pirate, but has the arrival of affordable service put a crimp in our swashbuckling style?

Finally, the IFA 2015 tradeshow is in full swing in Germany and the announcements are coming thick and fast. Arguably the biggest so far? Samsung's 4K Blu-ray player for the Ultra HD format 100GB discs that are on their way.

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