Do you need a Blu-ray player to watch a Blu-ray disc or only a HDTV with an ordinary DVD player?

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You must have a Blue Ray player to play Blue Ray disks because it is a completely different format than DVD even though the disks look similar. This is similar to asking whether you can play DVDs in your car's CD player, completely different format.
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How do you get a Blu-ray player to play Blu-ray discs in 1080i on a 1080i hdtv set at 1080i?

Just put the blu ray disc in and play it if your hdtv is already set at 1080i and so is your blu ray player and then it will play it with the 1080i picture and sound and I garentee you it will work and it'll be like having your own mini theater in your own home that you control ! =). If your in the (MORE)

What is correct way to get a Blu-ray disc to play in a 1080i hdtv with HD sound and picture on a Blu-ray player?

The way to get your blu ray disc to play in 1080i on a blu ray player set up to a sony bravia hdtv or hdtv is you just put it in the blu ray player when you have the tv and blu ray player ready to play it, just put it in close it and it takes a minute for it to load, then it starts up, then it plays (MORE)

What are the compatibilities of a Blu-ray disc playing on a Blu-ray player set to play in 1080i on a 1080i HDTV?

yes but can you play 1080 i through component on newer discs? supposedly im reading with the upconverters and newer discs you cant to prevent pirating its only possible on dvi and hdmi. The compatibilities are that blu ray disc basically will play in a blu ray player in 1080i on a 1080i hdtv !, (MORE)

Do you have to play a Blu-Ray DVD on a Blu-Ray player?

All Blu-Ray players feature backward compatibility with DVD's,which means that you can play a standard DVD in a Blu-Ray player. However, the reverse is not true. You cannot play a Blu-ray disc ina standard DVD player.

If a playstation 3 can play Blu-ray dics and also DVD what is the need for going in for a high end Blu-ray disc player?

It's true that a PS3 can play Blu-Ray discs just like a regular Blu-Ray player. While there is no specific need for a separate Blu-Ray player, some people might want a separate player so that they will not put unnecessary wear and tear on their PS3 gaming system.. Sometimes you have to purchase the (MORE)

Can Blu-ray dvds be played on non-Blu-ray DVD players or do you need a Blu-ray DVD player?

The answer to this is no. Blu-ray may only be played by Blu-ray players due to the fact that Blu-ray DVDs were made with blue and violet rays, hence the name blu-ray, and can only read using those Blue and rays. Absolutely. All discs of every type can be read on all disc reading machines. In a short (MORE)

Why aren't DVD players able to read Blu-ray discs?

DVD players use a red laser to read its media, while blu-ray discs are 'burned' using a blue laser. Because of the difference in wavelength, (blue light has a shorter wavelength than red light) there is a difference in frequency, and therefore DVD players cannot read blue-ray discs. However, it s (MORE)

Would a blu-ray disc give a much better picture than a traditional DVD through an up-convert player on a 720p 37 HDTV?

\nA high definition disc (Bluray) will amost certainly provide better quality than an up-converted SD DVD. Standard definition material will always be standard definition. Up-converting to 720 or 1080 will never create detail that wasn't there to begin with. In fact, the filtering process used to (MORE)

If a sony blu ray player is set up at 1080p and is set up to a HDTV at 1080i will it play a blu ray disc with high definition sound and picture?

I have a sony bluray player conected to my tv by a hdmi cable only it wont work can anyone help me --------------- Go into the menu and set the output resolution to either 720p or 1080i and it should work on any HDTV that's not 1080p. If it doesnt, don't use an HDMI cable - use Red/Green/Blue (Co (MORE)

Can you play Blu-ray discs on a regular DVD player?

BluRay discs carry high definition television and therefore store data in a high density format. A standard definition DVD player will not recognise a BluRay disc and will simply report an error if one is loaded.\n. \nOn the other hand, a BluRay player will not only play BluRay discs but will also (MORE)

Will a Blu-ray disc play on a DVD player?

No. A blue ray disc has a blueray laser to read the HD disc. Also a blueray player needs a spinning reader to read the blueray disc. The spinning reader is also what is used to read DVD's and therefore will read DVD's. A DVD player does not need a blueray laser because the disc can be read without o (MORE)

Do you need a HDTV for blu ray?

Your blu-ray will play on a standard definition TV but you will not be takign advantage of the full capabilities of the blu-ray format

Why will Blu-ray player play DVD but not blu-ray?

It sounds like your player may be having some issues. Try these steps to fix it: 1. Unplug your Blu-ray player for 5 minutes, then plug it back in and try again. 2. Call the manufacturer of the player to ensure you have the latest updates. 3. Call the manufacturer of the player for service.

Do you have to buy an HDTV to use a Blu-ray player?

To watch a Bluray disc in high definition, an HD television is needed. However, almost all Bluray players have an analog, standard definition output that can be connected to televisions that are not HD and do not have HDMI inputs.

Can you upgrade your HD DVD player to play Blu-ray discs?

HD DVD and Bluray are both high definition disc formats but they were not only competitive formats but incompatible formats as well. While the battle for the HD market was in progress a handful of players were sold that would support both formats. These players were expensive and very few were ever (MORE)

Can you connect Blu-ray player to a standard DVD player then to a HDTV?

If the DVD player has a video pass through function, then yes. If the feature is available, there will be an HDMI input to the DVD player as well as an HDMI output. If the feature is available with analog connections, then the Bluray player can be connected only with standard definition signals, l (MORE)

Can you play Blu-ray discs on a high definition DVD player?

The introduction of high definition discs saw two formats launched. Bluray is one and HD DVD was the other. The format war was won by the Bluray system and HD DVD was withdrawn in 2009. Both Bluray and HD DVD are high definition players but note that "HD DVD" is the name of the format and is confus (MORE)

Is it possible to make a Blu-ray player run a foreign DVD as well as foreign Blu-ray discs?

Commercial DVDs and Bluray discs are encoded with a region code. Players similarly have region codes. The sole purpose of the region coding is to prevent a disc bought in one region being played in another. For example, a DVD bought in North America will not play on a British player. There are a sm (MORE)

Can you burn blu ray torrent movies to a regular not blu ray dual layer DVD and watch it on a blu ray player?

If you just want burn downloaded blu ray movies to a DVD disc as data DVD without convert, you can keep the blu ray video quality, but you can't play the burned data DVD on DVD player, only play it on computer. Or if you want to play the burned DVD on regular DVD player, you have to convert and b (MORE)

Can DVD player with upscaling play a Blu-ray disc?

DVD players cannot play Bluray discs. The lasers and the data storage are different so no data can be read from a Bluray disc in a DVD drive. That is the case whether or not there is any up-scaling available in the player. Bluray players on the other hand are quite happy to play DVDs as well as Blu (MORE)

Can you update your Blu-ray disc player?

Yes. But be aware that not all updates are necessary. Some of the recent movies actually have the necessary updates installed onto them and will install the updates into your player if necessary

What cable do you need to watch your blu-ray DVD player?

To watch Bluray discs in high definition, an HDMI cable is required. However, most Bluray players have analog outputs that can be used if an HDMI port isn't available on a television. However, all analog connections are limited to SD quality.

How do you connect a blu ray DVD player to HDTV?

In order to watch the content in HD, you will need an HDMI cable. Most Bluray players also have analog standard definition outputs as well but you will not see optimum quality if you connect using any analog output.

Why will Blu ray player play DVD but not blu ray?

It is quite likely that the Bluray player is faulty. A badly aligned laser may still be able to read the larger DVD tracks but not the much finer tracks on a Bluray disc. Try some different Bluray discs. If none of them work, it might be time to get the player repaired or replaced.

Can you watch a non Blu-ray dvd in a Blu-ray DVD player?

Usually yes, not because "blu-ray" players are inherently capable of reading standard DVDs, but because the manufacturer has included standard DVD reading hardware in addition to the "blu-ray" hardware. The reason for this is the perception that most people would be much less interested in buyi (MORE)

How much for a Blu-ray disc player?

For a more basic blu-ray disc player you might give 70 dollars. For one with wifi and other features you can as much as 120 dollars. I suggest browsing Amazon for these. Amazon usually gives lower prices and you can read customer reviews too.