Will Blu-ray be backward compatible with DVD?
Blu-Ray players can play DVDs, but DVD players don't play Blu-Rays
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It means that the new version of something will still work with things that the previous version worked with. For example the PlayStation 2 is somewhat backwards compatible… with the PlayStation 1 because you can play Playstaton 1 games on the PlayStation 2. It is not completely compatible however because not all of the PlayStation 1 accessories work with the PlayStation 2.
\nYes, it is.
yes, however certain new instruction that USB3.0 supports will not be backwards compatible. However, most USB 3.0 devices should work in a 2.0 system. To be certified a device… does not have to be backwards compatible, so in the end it will be up to the manufacturer of the component as to whether or not they will provide backwards compatibility.
Yes it is.
Yes they are. Bluray players have an HDMI output for their high definition signal output as well as analog connections for compatibility with displays that are not HDMI compat…ible.
Yes the PS2 will play PS1 games
No it can not be. Nothing you can buy will allow a PS3 with 2 USB ports to play PS2 games. You'll have to live with the 1,000 PS3 games. It costs Sony a lot of time and Money …to deal with this issue if there was a quick fix they would have jumped on it. The first PS3 that were Backward Compatible were costly to produce and still did not always work as intended on every game. An old article from Digital Arts (see related Links) dated Feb 23 2007 is quoted " The version of the PlayStation 3 launched in the U.S. and Japan contained special hardware, notably the PS2's Emotion Engine microprocessor, just to ensure compatibility with PlayStation and PS2 games. Nevertheless, the PS3 was still incompatible with more than 200 PlayStation and PS2 games at launch." The quoted description is of the first generation of the PS3 20 GB and 60 GB models and are the best model for Backward Compatibility. Emulation software must be developed by the game title and version for Backward compatibility to be successful. A few links have been added to provide additional information under the related links below the answer
Because in the beginning they did not have very many PS3 games and PS2 games had to be compatible to sell the PS3 game consoles. They later learned that making every game Back…wards compatible was not possible because they would need the designers assistance. Some companies went out of Business or changed hands through merger and takeovers, still others wanted to design new games for PS3 and did not want the games to be compatible because of a loss of new sales. People that had purchased the compatible PS3s complained when every PS1 and PS2 game title was not perfectly compatible and did not care about what was technologically possible. Then when the Europe consoles were to be released they tried Software emulation to help allow the European region and format games to work with Backward Compatibility and had more games not working perfectly. Years later they are still working on getting every PS2 title to work with the original PS3s with 4 USB ports. Sony lost more on each of those original PS3s than the are selling the current PS3s for when inflation adjustments are considered. You should understand that if a PS2 title does not work on a PS2 the game designers are responsible for making it work, when it does not work on the PS3 then Sony must figure out how to make it work and then get the game designers to agree to changes.
No, but the blue lasers recognize DVDs
Yes. The Blu-Ray's blue laser (hence the name) also recognizes DVDs. But the DVD's laser does not recognize Blu-Rays
No if your PS3 is not Backwards compatible there are no software or hardware changes you can make to give it that capability. There are no Downloads or upgrades, updates, add …on, or anything you can do except replace it with an old 4 USB port PS3 that will cost as much as a new PS3, but without any warranty. Even those will only work on some game titles and the 80 GB PS3 with 4 USB ports will have backward compatibility on fewer games than the 60 GB USA model PS3.
In DVD Players
Original Answer: no they are not Edit: Actually, Blu-ray drives are backwards compatible for reading and writing DVD and CDs. Just look up Blu-ray drives at the Web s…ite for your favorite "big box store." Or you can just toss a music CD into your Blu-ray player at home.
In Nintendo 3DS
yes its backward compatible with the ds and dsi games.
In DVD Players
Yes they are compatible. You can watch a regular DVD on a blu ray player. They have built this compatible unit to be used for both. The blu ray will give a better picture but …still can use on regular DVD's.
In Sony Playstation 3
The ones with 4 USB ports They also have 20 GB harddrive 60 GB harddrive and the early 80 GB harddrive made before August 2008
In PlayStation Vita (PSVita)
Yes it will play games from the earlier PSP. It does not have a UMD Drive and will not play PSP UMD games