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Pro's N Cons??

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by danny-p, May 17, 2003.

  1. danny-p

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    What's the benefits of blue-ray technology over dvd?

    Would it be worth replacing all dvd's for blue-ray titles or wait for HD Players\ disks before making the change?
     
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    Although not certain yet BluRay looks 80% certain as though it will be the next big format. It will NOT replace DVD but will complement it. There are three types being proposed: BR-Re (ReRecordable), BR-ROM (Read Only Access) and BR-R (Recordable - Write Once). Standards for the former are set and are being hotly debated for the other two. The DVD Forum is expected to announce the standards by the end of the year and thereafter we will start to see 'BluRay-ready' players (although the extent to which this will happen remains to be seen).

    The key benefits of BluRay is it offers 23GB storage on a single side of a disk. This allows bitrates of upto 36MBits (as opposed to DVDs 10MBits). Some material will obviously benefit greatly from this - for some it won't make any difference.

    When BluRay arrives we are likely to see 'Superbit' style releases of movies - i.e. a conventional DVD release followed by a BluRay version using a high bitrate, DTS soundtracks as well as plenty of space for extras. All in all then it will be quite impressive - however it's several years off yet.
     

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