Can a Blu-ray disc bought in England be played in the US?
Yes. To ones to watch out for are the "J"codes sold in Japan. They may not work.
No, you cannot. Europe uses PAL programming, while the US uses NTSC. Because the Wii is region-locked, the two are incompatible.
You can play blu-rays on a laptop with a blu-ray external drive.You can also play blu-rays legally without one backing up theentire blu-ray ISO to the hard drive and playing it with UFUSoftBlu-ray Player. However in order to do so you must have a moderateto go video card to do it with but I would bet that it could bedone with a computer with a 2 GHZ cpu. Please keep in mind that this is legal under fair use which need Iremind you is legal to do if you have a physical copy of theblu-ray disc. Only if your computer has a Blu-Ray drivehttp://www.blu-rayvideoplayer.com/blu-ray-cant-play-on-laptop-can-i-play-blu-ray-on-my-laptop/
As of 2009-09-09 you can not. Blu-ray discs need software that can decode the material in order to play the Blu-ray disc. Windows Media Player does not have Blu-ray decoding capability. A 3rd party software such as WinDVD can be used to playback Blu-ray discs on Windows computers. There are also hardware requirements to properly display blu-ray movies.
Not Exactly, If you just put a blue ray disk into your Xbox it won't work but it is possible to play blue ray content on your Xbox just follow this guide: http://www.germsoft.com/BlueRayonXbox.html It shows you how to play blue ray content on your Xbox easy to follow as well.
Apparently not. At home we have a Wii, PS2, Xbox360 and an LGupconvert DVD player...none of them play Blu Ray discs. We areplanning on buying a PS3, however I've heard the blu-ray supportdevice for it isn't quite there either. I guess we'll be shoppingfor a true blu-ray player. ***sigh*** No. Only Wii discs will work on the Wii. But Blu-Ray discs willwork on a PlayStation 3, since they are the same format, and i justuse UFUWare Blu-ray Toolkit to rip homemade blu ray moviesto Wii for playing.
No, you cannot watch Blu-Ray on a Wii. You cannot play any DVDs on the Wii. no because I tried it and it didn't play
No, but you could buy a cheap blu-ray player for Â£150 or you could get the best blu-ray player, which is also a gaming system, for Â£400 --- PlayStation III.
hello, you don't need any certain type of T.V's you just need a play station 3 or blu ray disc player. you will find a playstation 3 cheaper its about $155 but a blu ray disc player is much more. see yah!!!
No. PS3 will, however, and right now buying a PS3 is cheaper than buying an actual Blue-Ray player. So yeah I'd definitely recommend buying the PS3 if you are wanting to delve into Blue-Ray. Hope this helped! :P
\nIt is unlikely that US material will work on European equipment for two reasons. \n. \nFirst, North America operates on a 60Hz field rate, meaning that images are delivered to the screen 60 times each second. In Europe, the field rate is 50Hz. Color encoding is also different for analog signals. Many European players and monitors will adjust automatically if they see 60Hz content so this problem is not seen often with modern equipment.\n. \nThe second problem is a bigger one. Commercial DVDs and Bluray discs are region coded. A disc that is coded for North America will only work on North American players. Likewise, European discs are restricted to European players. \n. \nSome DVD and Bluray players are region free, meaning they will play any disc from any region. These tend to be professional decks rather than domestic. Also, non commercial discs do not have the region coding and can also be played on any disc.\n. \nThe only way to be sure is to try it and see if your set up works. If it does, then it is a bonus for you.
Yes it can and needs an HD television to be seen in the best quality. A Bluray player will also work with standard definition televisions using the analog outputs they usually have. The content will only be seen in standard definition of corurse.
BluRay discs carry high definition television and therefore store data in a high density format. A standard definition DVD player will not recognise a BluRay disc and will simply report an error if one is loaded.\n. \nOn the other hand, a BluRay player will not only play BluRay discs but will also handle standard DVDs. Most will also recognise and play CD format discs. Most Bluray players will also down convert the HD signal from a BluRay disc so that it can be viewed on a standard definition television. In this case, of course, the image quality will be the same as any other standard definition signal. To benefit from the high definition signal, an HD television is also required.
In order to play a blu-ray disc on your computer, please make sureyour computer has a blu-ray drive working and installed, so it canplay the blu-ray disc. Then download a blu-ray player software fromthe Internet that is compatible with your blu-ray drive such as MacBlu-ray Player.
No. A blue ray disc has a blueray laser to read the HD disc. Also a blueray player needs a spinning reader to read the blueray disc. The spinning reader is also what is used to read DVD's and therefore will read DVD's. A DVD player does not need a blueray laser because the disc can be read without one. If you want a movie in HD but you don't want to buy a whole new player, you can buy a HDVD (HD DVD).A normal DVD player will read that.
No, a Blu-Ray disc requires a Blu-Ray compatible device, such as a standalone player, a PlayStation 3, or even a computer (with a compatible drive installed).
To watch a Bluray disc in high definition, an HD television is needed. However, almost all Bluray players have an analog, standard definition output that can be connected to televisions that are not HD and do not have HDMI inputs.
Both Mac and Windows can't play Blu-ray directly, so you need somethird party software. VLC is a free one which can play somenon-commercial disc.
yes and also CDs i do not think so. the hardware for a dvd player is not the same as a blu-ray player
Some Aspire notebooks like acer Aspire 5920g, acer Aspire 8930g, acer Aspire 6935 ship with a Blu-Ray optical drive and the Acer Arcade media playback software.
No the PS2 plays only up to DVDs the PS3 can play Blue ray discs
No, you cannot play Blu ray discs on the Xbox. But you can on PS3 or a Blu ray DVD player. Xbox's use a DVD drive but Sony use a Blu-Ray drive for better visuals
Does your TV have HDMI, Blue Ray players mostly work on HDTV's with HDMI cable input. Once plugged in make sure your blue ray player is working correctly try turning it on then off again, and after that, if it still doesn't work It might be the disc.
no yes most Blu-ray disc players also play DVDs and CDs. The PS3 will and so does most of Sony Blu-ray disc players and many upgrade the DVDs to near HD quality.
A Wii uses DVD drives and outputs only standard definition video so it won't handle Bluray discs at all. Although the Wii has been available for a number of years, there are no published plans to develop and HD version of the console at the time of writing (2010). No doubt the will be an HD version in the future but as the Wii has found its niche in family entertainment and fun games, video quality is not a big concern for most users.
A blu-ray disc is used to record videos or shows. It is like a VCR but also like a DVD
Yes, it certainly can, if you do have a Blue-ray drive in your computer. If you do not own a Blue-ray Drive in your computer, you will be unable to run it on a computer.
No,the external add-on drive is HD-DVD which isn't BD compatible.Read some where Microsoft are considering making a BD disk drive.
no you need a blue ray player or play station 3 with has the blue ray laser in
PS3 must be connected to a 1080 p HDTV with an HDMI cable and the setting set for that, then you put the disc in the Drive and click it when it comes on the screen. Without a HDTV with 1080 p and the correct A/V cables you can not play in 1080 p Sony makes it clear in there ads that the 1080 p HDTV and HDMI Cable must be purchased seperately Video output in HD requires cables and an HD-compatible display, both sold separately. Copy-protected Blu-ray video discs can only output at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP standard. HDMI cable not included. If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable, video and/or audio cannot be output from the system. Due to manufacturing differences, some optical discs may not perform properly.
DVD players cannot play Bluray discs. The lasers and the data storage are different so no data can be read from a Bluray disc in a DVD drive. That is the case whether or not there is any up-scaling available in the player. Bluray players on the other hand are quite happy to play DVDs as well as Bluray discs.
No, but the PlayStation 3 does, and just like Blu-Ray players, the PlayStation 3 will only work on HDTVs
No - Blu-Ray discs are higher resolution than 'standard' discs. The laser in a Blu-Ray player is approximately 2/3 the width of the one in a 'standard' DVD player - enabling each Blu-Ray disc to hold more information. Wikipedia has a comprehensive article on the subject - see related link.
No it does not play blu ray discs but it can play regular discs and CDs but no sorry it does not support blu ray. PS3 supports blu Ray but that's a whole different story because blu ray came out AFTER Xbox was released but I guess before PS3 was released.
No. Blu-Rays will only work on Blu-Ray players. Your computer must have a Blu-Ray drive in order to play them
No, they are written with different light which means that a DVD player cannot read blu-ray, however, a blu-ray player can read DVD's.
I am afraid not . only the bluray player can play the normal blu-ray disc
You need an external Blu-ray drive and a third party software likeMacgo Blu-ray Player. Until now, this is the best I ever used formy MacBook.
A Blu-Ray player is the first requirement. To watch the content in high definition, an HD television with an HDMI connection is needed but a Bluray player can also be connected to a standard definition television using the analog connections. The benefit of HD will be lost, but you are still able to watch the content.
If it has the blu ray sign on it then you can. If not you can't.
As the Apple does not make their computer support the Blu-ray playback, you need third party tool to help. So an external Blu-ray drive is necessary. You can use the Samsung SE-506A. In addtion, you also need a Blu-ray Player Software like the Aurora Blu-ray Player, Macgo, DVDFab, etc.
There is several choice. And you can download them for testing,like Aurora Blu-ray Player for Mac, etc.
The PS3 can only have a single connection to a TV or HDTV and an HDMI works to connect the PS3 to a HDTV for everything
No.It cannot play it because it only has a game cd player not a dvd player
The beginning of Blu Ray was first announced in 2002, and it was first launched in Japan in 2003. The players for the discs did not become globally available till about 2006, however.
You will require a Bluray player to play a disc. To watch content in high definition, you will need an HD television with an HDMI connection between them. However, Bluray players have analog outputs to allow a standard definition signal to be connected to non HD televisions.
Your computer has to have a Blu-Ray compatible hard drive in order to play a Blu-Ray disc
No. Blu-Ray discs will only work on Blu-Ray players, but DVDs can be played on a Blu-Ray player thanks to the backwards compatibility feature
Only if it is a 3D blu-ray player. If it is a 3D blu-ray player it won't work.
No, but you can play a Blu-Ray disc on a PlayStation 3, since that's what the game discs are: Blu-Ray discs