With so many HDTV’s now appearing in homes and being advertised this holiday season at prices about half that of last year … it looks like the ideal time to add a Blu Ray player to the package.
The Blu Ray player is finally getting some serious programming to go with it and the switch is now on from DVD to Blu Ray. The Blu Ray format offers many advantages, one of them being that a Blu Ray disc can hold more than 5 times what a DVD can and the high resolution playback it offers for both the video and audio cannot be matched by a DVD player.
Anyone who has already bought a HDTV simply will demand this addition to their electronic inventory. Previous versions of DVD’s and CD’s will all be backward compatible and play on the Blu Ray players just fine. Samsung and Panasonic are two of the big players promoting this right now.
The Blu Ray player got its name from the very precise blue laser light it uses to read the optical disc. The blue light used in the player has a shorter wavelength and much finer point than the red light used in other players. This means the disc can be packed more densely with tracks and therefore have more data and still be the same size as a DVD.
Equipment manufacturers and Hollywood studios are now lining up to make the switch from DVD to Blu Ray. More and more content is being made available in the Blu Ray format and even some 3D Blu Ray programming is now being produced.
The Blu Ray players will take over as older tv’s are replaced with HDTV’s especially since VCR’s can’t support HDTV program recording. HD-DVR recorders can record HDTV but there’s a limitation in the size of the hard drive.
Blu Ray recorders solve this problem by recording onto Blu Ray disc’s which each have 50GB capacity and greater. This will make archiving of HDTV recordings popular and combined with the list of new features only offered by Blu Ray the move is on to Blu Ray Players.