Every few years a new technology changes the way we experience home entertainment. DVD technology has brought us significantly higher quality video and audio than VHS tape in one format which is durable, easy to store. Nowadays, with the popularity of high definition TV (HDTV), readers and Blu-ray discs are bringing another wave of innovation in the home entertainment field.
- What is Blu-ray technology?
Blu-ray technology is an optical disc format that is used to store high definition video as well as games. These discs are new generation DVDs that provide Full HD picture quality and because they are similar to standard DVDs, these discs are very easy to use. Perhaps most importantly, the menus are the same in both formats, and the Blu-ray player can play back your whole library of silver discs whether they are CDs or DVDs.
- Benefits of Blu-ray technology.
- Better image quality.
Blu-ray technology produce the best possible picture quality for an HDTV-even better than HD cable or satellite broadcasts and is really the only way to have 3D content. They have up to seven times the resolution of DVDs. Simply put, things look sharper – details like skin and hair; clothing patterns and even the faces of people in the background can look sharp too. In addition, Blu-ray technology provides more accurate color reproduction that produces more vivid, realistic images that are almost three-dimensional.
- Better audio quality
Blu-ray has brought home the first round of home audio capabilities and the feel of DVDs to a new level. Its high-capacity format allows for higher sound depth and better support for additional speakers. Several new audio formats supported on Blu-ray technology, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, are basically identical to the original sound in the theater. So the only limit on sound quality is your home theater system or TV. And with today’s home theater systems of all sizes and prices, you can upgrade your equipment and experience theatrical experience more than ever.
- Special features
Although we’ve come to expect additional video features such as commentary and “production” content from DVDs technology, select Blu-ray players offer innovative new features for studio enjoyment. Their programs and movies are in completely new ways – like additional audio tracks and overlapping video layers with additional content related to the content appearing on the screen.
- Application: not limited to disk
Newer Blu-ray technology is players connect to the internet to bypass the content restrictions of Blu-ray Discs and support for online video-on-demand applications such as LOVEFiLM. Other types of applications supported include custom internet radio from Pandora, news applications, and weather forecasts from sources such as the BBC. Support for applications depends on the type of light and the form of a Blu-ray player, but applications are quickly becoming a standard feature that can bring great convenience and allow for content selection in an easy way.
In short, Blu-ray technology is a high-definition replacement for DVDs and takes advantage of HDTV and internet capabilities to deliver better quality, more streamlined audio and video, and more convenience.