What is the difference betweenn a Blu-ray DVD and a DVD?
Blu-Ray is for HDTVs. They can hold up to 5 times more data than a DVD can hold. Blu-Rays are also more resistant to scratches and harder to break than DVDs
Blue Ray Is... . A Blue Ray DVD is one of the 2 formats that are currently on the market, that are able to play a Movie in High Definition 1080p. The other format is HD DVD. At the time I am posting this answer, to the best of my knowledge, there is only one maker of a HD DVD player that will pla…y both formats, other wise you have to get a player that will only play Blue Ray, or HD DVD. I do know if only one format will emerge as the only one to be a standard, but if you were around when VCR came out they came out with 2 formats, Betamax, and VHS. When the smoke cleared VHS had managed to push out Betamax in the home market, despite the fact that Betamax was a better format, and was the format of choice for TV broadcasters for many years.. shorter version more HI Def pictures and voice thunxxx.... (MORE)
Blu ray DVD uses a lower wavelength scanning laser than standard DVD players, which permits more picture information to be encoded on each Blu ray DVD disk. Basically: it is a higher-quality DVD image.
HD DVD and Bluray were competing high definition disc formats. In 2009 HD DVD was withdrawn from sale as it became apparent that Bluray had won the HD disc battle. The two formats are not compatible so HD DVDs can only be played on an HD DVD player.
dvds are a standard definition media that stores sd video. Blu-rays are the next gen media for high definition video. also, blu-rays have 7.1 surround sound and dvds have 5.1 surround sound so blu-rays are better. also blu-rays are more scratch resistant than dvds. blu-rays can store more v…ideo and special features than dvds. blu-rays are more robust. blu-rays are more expensive blu-rays are rarer than dvds. (MORE)
Blue Ray has almost double the lines of resolutions as HD-DVD, so therefore, double the picture quality. Actually, Blu-Ray is high definition (HD). But if by HD you meant the HD DVD, those are discontinued
CDs, DVDs and BluRay discs all work in similar ways. The primary difference is the data density on each disc. CD is the lowest density. A DVD can store several times the amount of data on the same surface area and BluRay will store several time the amount of a DVD.
Blu-Rays are used only for high definition. Blu-Rays hold up 5 times more data than a DVD can hold. Blu-Rays have capabilities that are way ahead of DVDs, such as accessing the bonus material while watching the movie
The main difference is the color of the laser used. Regular DVD players have used the traditional red laser, whereas the new Blu-Ray DVD players use an innovative blue laser. So what's the big deal? The primary difference is that blue light has a shorter wavelength than red light and thus allows …the capability of faster speeds, more data storage, advances in miniaturization, and improved efficiency overall, among others.\n. \nThe blue laser light is emitted by GaN semiconductors, which are very expensive to produce and extremely rare.\n. \nThe first blue laser was produced by Dr. Shuji Nakamura in late 1999 in Nichia Chemical Corporation Laboratories.\n. \n_________________________________________________________________________________________\nPicture resolution. A regular DVD player in the U.S. is what's called an NTSC player and has 525 lines of resolution. The HD DVD has 700 to 1080 lines of resolution, depending on the way the disk was burned. (MORE)
What is the difference of a DVD movie that is a Blu-ray or the regular DVD tht is not a Blu-ray and do each of them play on a regular DVD player?
Blu-ray has finally won the high definition format war, but that is just the beginning. There is a lot of confusion out there among the general public about the difference between DVD and Blu-ray discs. Although Blu-ray discs look exactly the same as DVDs in size and shape there are many differences… between the media, including storage capacity, laser technology, disc construction, image resolution and player compatibility. Storage Capacity Storage capacity is measured in gigabytes (GB), like computers and iPods. The more GB the disc has more information it can hold. . DVD- Single layer DVDs can store about 4.7 GB of data, which is about two hours worth of movie. These are commonly referred to as DVD-5s. Double layer DVDs, or DVD-9s, can store twice the amount of data at 8.7 GB. This equals about four hours of movie, or one "Lord of the Rings" movie. . Blu-ray- Single layer Blu-ray discs store approximately 25 GB of data, this equals about two hours of high definition information or 13 hours of standard definition information. Double layer Blu-ray discs can hold about 50 GB equaling about four and a half hours of high definition information or 26 hours in standard definition. Potentially you could put all three "Lord of the Rings" movies on one double layer Blu-ray disc. . Justuffxpress.com offers DVDs at Great Deals plus free USA shipping. Select from New Releases, TV Shows, Collector's Box Sets, and Special Editions to every genre, Action, Adventure, Children, Classics, Comedy, Westerns and much more (MORE)
The difference is that the Blue-ray player records info in blue rays which have a shorter wavelenght so they can record and improve sound and picture. The DVD player records in red rays which have a longer wavelnght so picture and sound are watered down.
Mostly, blu ray players are complitable with dvd , so you could player dvd with a blu ray player.
no. high definition (HD) DVDs are not playable on regular or blue ray DVD players, due to the fact that HD DVDs are designed differently. therefore, they need to be played on a HD DVD compatible player. however, there are some brands of HD DVD players that will allow standard DVDs to be played, whic…h means that you will experience HD- like playback. it is my understanding that these players are known as up converting DVD players. finally, it is my understanding that you can only play blue ray discs on a blue ray DVD player. (MORE)
No, you need a BlueRay player, or an XBox 360 - it has one built in.
There have been just one or two high definition DVD players capable of playing HD DVD and Bluray discs. If you have one, it will make it very obvious on the front panel that it will play both. It is unlikely that you own one of these, so the HD DVD player in question almost certainly plays HD DVDs a…nd not Bluray. It will also play standard definition DVDs as well of course but if the movie is on Bluray, you're out of luck. . For clarity, HD DVD was the competitor to Bluray in the high definition disc war that ended in 2008. Both formats were capable of replaying high definition video and both were compatible with standard definition DVDs. Bluray was the victor in the war and the fatally wounded HD DVD players were withdrawn from the shelves quietly and without fuss. They were sold at 90% discounts in outlet stores. Sadly, those people who were tempted to buy one have since found that their collection of 4 HD DVD movies is never to be expanded. . Quick follow up to this post. There are a huge amount of HD DVD movies to be found at Amazon.com I was there last week looking for some new BlueRay movies and found a ton of HD DVD movies. If you have a HD DVD player and are looking for movies to expand your library try here just copy and paste to your browser if it does not come out as a link. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=hd+dvd&x=0&y=0 (MORE)
Blu-Rays are the highest HD out there yet and they will only play on Blu-Ray players which will only work on HDTVs. DVDs are not high definition, but they are compatible with Blu-Ray machines.
yea its just a more new generation DVD It is the size of a DVD, but it is able to contain many times the information as on a DVD and it is not a DVD. It will not play on a DVD player.
Blu-Rays are not DVDs. Blu-Rays will only work on Blu-Ray players. They are for high definition TVs only. A Blu-Ray disc can hold up to a maximum of 50 GB, which is 5 times more data than a DVD
Parameters Blu-ray DVD Storage capacity 25GB (single-layer) 50GB (dual-layer) 4.7GB (single-layer) 8.5GB (dual-layer) Laser wavelength 405nm (blue laser) 650nm (red laser) Numerical aperture (NA) 0.85 0.60 Disc diameter Disc thickness 120mm 1.2mm 120mm 1.2mm Protection laye…r Hard coating 0.1mm Yes 0.6mm No Track pitch 0.32Âµm 0.74Âµm Data transfer rate (data) Data transfer rate (video/audio) 36.0Mbps (1x) 54.0Mbps (1.5x) 11.08Mbps (1x) 10.08Mbps ( (MORE)
Blu-Ray discs can hold up to a maximum of 50 GB of data and that is 5 times more data than a DVD can hold
First, Blu-Rays are not DVDs. People should not get the two mixed up. Blu-Ray discs will only play on Blu-Ray players and those will only work on HDTVs. Blu-Ray players can play DVDs, but DVD players are not compatible with Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray discs can only be played on HDTVs. Blu-Rays hold up to 5 times more data than a standard DVD. Blu-Rays also have a special hardcoat layer on the bottom that makes it more resistant to scratches. And Blu-Rays have better image and sound quality than a DVD does. Blu-Ray players also have a bac…kwards compatability that allows it to play regular DVDs Blu-ray is a HDTV formatted DVD system. can a regular DVD be played on a blu ray player? With a blu ray disc you are able to have better sound quality, a higher resolution resulting in better graphics, and because of the larger storage capacity, more special features. Blu rays usually cost more, but many people find them worth the additional investment. (MORE)
Up-converting refers to the scaling of a standard definition signal such as a DVD output to an HD video format. It does NOT make a DVD into a high definition player and the image quality is not improved with the conversion. A Bluray player will play Bluray discs in HD quality as Bluray discs stor…e HD video content. (MORE)
No. Blu-Ray discs can only be burned (written) using a Blu-Ray burner . A DVD burner will not be able to write Blu-Ray discs, because their lasers are different. A DVD player will not even be able to read Blu-Ray discs if it isn't equipped with a second laser (or some wavelength-bending device) …to do so. (MORE)
In so much as it carries Digital Video, yes - it's a Digital Video Disc. It's name - "Blu-Ray" - is a reference to the difference from 'regular' DVDs, though. On a digital compact disc, information is stored as 'groves' (or 'gaps') and 'valleys' (or 'hills'), etched in a layer in the disc using a… laser (a type of light). This information is read back from the disc by shining a laser at it and seeing how it reflects (the 'groves' reflect differently from the 'valleys'). Now, DVD (and HD-DVD) use a red laser, 650 nanometers in wavelength (as opposed to CDs, which use 780 nanometers). As Wikipedia puts it, "This permits a smaller pit to be etched on the media surface compared to CDs (0.74 micrometers for DVD versus 1.6 micrometers for CD), allowing for a DVD's increased storage capacity.". Blu-Ray DVD uses a yet shorter wavelength of 405 nanometers, resulting in its laser's visible light crossing into the blue spectrum (as the name implies), rather than red. But, the technology, for the most part, remains the same. (MORE)
It's a drive that can play Blu-ray discs and standard DVD discs. Most DVD drives can only play standard DVDs-they can not play Blu-ray discs. All Blu-ray drives can play standard DVDs, unless the DVD is not a region recognized by the Blu-ray player.
They're not the same. Blu-Ray is in HD and holds 5 times more data than a DVD can hold. But Blu-Ray players can play DVDs
i think that you will find that this site answers your question in much detail :)
The software that enable you to watch your Blu Ray dvds...Blu ray DVD players are mostly only for HD
Blu-Ray is for HD only. They can hold up to 50GB of data which is 5 times more than a DVD. Blu-Rays have numerous abilities that DVDs can never have, such as accessing the bonus material WHILE watching the movie
Yes. Since Blu-Rays are for HDTVs only, they will be a bit more pricier than DVDs.
No. But DVDs can be played by a Blu-Ray player thanks to its backwards compatibility feature
No. Nothing touches the disc, only laser light. If left in the machine trying to play it, it may make noises as the sled tries to track the damaged disc, but this would only cause normal wear to the moving parts, same as an undamaged disc.
There are some major differences between Blu Ray players and DVD players. Among the most important is that you cannot play a Blu Ray disk on a regular DVD player.
No. It has to be a blueray machine. Blueray machines are backward compatible, you can play standard DVDs and CDs. They are not forward compatible. The laser used in blueray machines, is significantly different. Normal DVD machines cannot see the blueray disk.
i don't know but maybe you could ask a teacher or an expert or you parents. hope this helps!! ;)
No. They will only play on Blu-Ray players, blu-ray enabled laptops, blu-ray enabled PC's and Playstation 3's
CD is mainly used for distributing music,while DVD can store more data and used to distribute movies and BLUE RAY can hold up to 50GB.
Blu-Ray DVDs are for HD TVs and require a Blu-Ray player or a PS3. The sound is improved and the crispness of the picture (graphics) is noticeably improved.
Blu-Rays can hold up to a maximum of 50 GB, which is 5 times more data than a DVD can hold
You can find these in any place where they sell standard DVDs. Many DVDs now come with a blu-ray disc. However, be aware that you need a blu-ray player to play blu-ray discs.
A DVD player cannot play a BluRay disc. A BluRay player can play both BluRay discs and DVDs.
Yes due to the backwards compatibility installed in every Blu-Ray player and PlayStation 3 (which also uses the Blu-Ray disc format)
Blu-ray will give better quality but these are much more expensive. Most DVD players however give quality for good price. It really depends on much you want to spend.
A Blu Ray disc player is able to play Blu Ray disks which hold a lot more information than standard DVD and therefore can hold full HD and 3D content.
Blu Ray players are the upgrade to the DVD player, and as such offers better picture resolution for the viewer. An important distinction is that Blu Ray players can read and play DVDs but DVD players cannot read and play Blu Ray discs.
Blu Ray players will play DVDs and Blu Ray discs. Blu Ray discs often have interactive features and 1080p HD picture, while DVDs do not. Blu Rays can hold a much larger amount of information, which allows for these features. Blu Ray players also cost much more than DVD players.
There are a few differences between a DVD player and a Blueray player. For instance, Blueray players and Blueray discs have higher picture definition and quality. The Blueray disc is also capable of holding more information. DVD information is written on the disc with a red laser, which a blue la…ser is used for Blueray discs. Blueray discs are also studio quality while DVDs are not. (MORE)
Blu-ray discs have tighter track pitches making them able to hold more information than an HD DVD of the same size. Blu-ray discs also have a thinner surface layer than HD DVD discs. This makes the laser able to focus better.
Blu-Ray technology is the successor to DVD technology and is significantly more powerful (similar to DVD being the successor to the VHS format). This allows films on Blu-Ray to look crisper, sharper, and generally higher quality. DVDs remain popular with many people who prefer a lower price to a bet…ter picture. (MORE)
Blu Ray Discs are able to hold more data which in turn means it is capable of holding HD copies, which if you have a HD TV will mean a greater quality viewing. Regular DVD just has normal resolution although the difference can only be seen if the TV is not an old standard one.