What is the difference betweenn a Blu-ray DVD and a DVD?

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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

What is a Blu-ray DVD?

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 (MORE)

What is Blu-ray DVD?

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.

Is there a difference in HD DVDs and Blu-ray?

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 In 2009 HD DVD was withdrawn from sale as it became apparent that Bluray had won the HD disc battle.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.

What is the difference between a DVD and Blu-ray?

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 (MORE)

What are the differences between Blu-ray and HD-dvd?

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

What is the difference between CDs DVDs and Blu-ray discs?

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.

What is the difference between blue ray and 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

What is the difference between a regular DVD player and Blu-ray DVD player?

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 (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 (MORE)

What is the difference between blu-ray and a normal DVD player?

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.

Will a blu ray play DVD?

Mostly, blu ray players are complitable with dvd , so you could player dvd with a blu ray player.

Do HD DVDs play on a DVD and 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 (MORE)

Can a blu-ray DVD be played on an HD DVD player?

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 (MORE)

Is a Blu-ray disc a DVD?

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.

What makes the Blu-ray DVD different?

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

The differences between Blu-ray and 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 (MORE)

What does Blu-ray DVDs mean?

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

What is the difference between blu ray and normal DVD?

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 (MORE)

Can you burn DVD movies to Blu-ray with DVD burner?

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) (MORE)

Isn't Blu-ray a DVD?

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 (MORE)

What is a Blu-Ray DVD Drive?

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.

How Blu-ray is different than DVD?

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

Can scratched dvds damage a DVD or Blu-ray player?

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.

Can you play Blu-ray DVDs on a digital DVD recorder?

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.

Where you can find blu-ray DVDs?

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.

What is better DVD or Blu-ray?

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.

What is the difference between a DVD and Blu-ray player?

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.

What is the difference between Blu-ray and dvd players?

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.

What are the differences between Blu-ray players and 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 (MORE)

What are the differences between Blu-ray and HD DVD?

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.

What is the difference between films on DVD and films on Blu-ray?

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 (MORE)

What is the difference between a Blu-ray Disc and a regular DVD?

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.