What is the best and cheapest Blu-ray DVD player?
All Blu-Ray players feature backward compatibility with DVD's,which means that you can play a standard DVD in a Blu-Ray player. However, the reverse is not true. You cannot play a Blu-ray disc ina standard DVD player.
The answer to this is no. Blu-ray may only be played by Blu-ray players due to the fact that Blu-ray DVDs were made with blue and violet rays, hence the name blu-ray, and can only read using those Blue and rays. Absolutely. All discs of every type can be read on all disc reading machines. In a short… answer, No. Blu-Ray is a relatively new technology that compresses much more information (over 50GB, or gigabytes) onto a disc that is physically the same size as a standard DVD. In comparison, a DVD holds a little over 8 GB of data on a dual-layer disc. The difference is the density at which the information is recorded, and the number of layers used. A DVD player doesn't have the ability to focus on the different layers, and the information is encoded differently on Blu-Ray than it is on a DVD. No. Blu-Rays are not DVDs and they will only work on Blu-Ray players. (MORE)
The main difference is the color of the laser used. Regular DVD players have used the traditional red laser, whereas the new Blu-Ray DVD players use an innovative blue laser. So what's the big deal? The primary difference is that blue light has a shorter wavelength than red light and thus allows …the capability of faster speeds, more data storage, advances in miniaturization, and improved efficiency overall, among others.\n. \nThe blue laser light is emitted by GaN semiconductors, which are very expensive to produce and extremely rare.\n. \nThe first blue laser was produced by Dr. Shuji Nakamura in late 1999 in Nichia Chemical Corporation Laboratories.\n. \n_________________________________________________________________________________________\nPicture resolution. A regular DVD player in the U.S. is what's called an NTSC player and has 525 lines of resolution. The HD DVD has 700 to 1080 lines of resolution, depending on the way the disk was burned. (MORE)
Sorry, but no. Not unless the HD-DVD player has a Blu-Ray logo on it. Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are different competing formats, like VHS and Betamax. Unfortunately, it looks like the HD-DVD format is going the way of Betamax -- WalMart recently announced that they will no longer carry HD-DVD.
answers will vary among different people but when it comes to visual and audio quality i would have to transformers some other amazing blu ray titles are the dark knight,iron man,black hawk down,band of brothers,wall-e and many more...hope this helps
no. high definition (HD) DVDs are not playable on regular or blue ray DVD players, due to the fact that HD DVDs are designed differently. therefore, they need to be played on a HD DVD compatible player. however, there are some brands of HD DVD players that will allow standard DVDs to be played, whic…h means that you will experience HD- like playback. it is my understanding that these players are known as up converting DVD players. finally, it is my understanding that you can only play blue ray discs on a blue ray DVD player. (MORE)
No. Blu-Ray discs are not DVDs and they will only work on Blu-Ray players. But there are portable Blu-Ray players
No, you need a BlueRay player, or an XBox 360 - it has one built in.
There have been just one or two high definition DVD players capable of playing HD DVD and Bluray discs. If you have one, it will make it very obvious on the front panel that it will play both. It is unlikely that you own one of these, so the HD DVD player in question almost certainly plays HD DVDs a…nd not Bluray. It will also play standard definition DVDs as well of course but if the movie is on Bluray, you're out of luck. . For clarity, HD DVD was the competitor to Bluray in the high definition disc war that ended in 2008. Both formats were capable of replaying high definition video and both were compatible with standard definition DVDs. Bluray was the victor in the war and the fatally wounded HD DVD players were withdrawn from the shelves quietly and without fuss. They were sold at 90% discounts in outlet stores. Sadly, those people who were tempted to buy one have since found that their collection of 4 HD DVD movies is never to be expanded. . Quick follow up to this post. There are a huge amount of HD DVD movies to be found at Amazon.com I was there last week looking for some new BlueRay movies and found a ton of HD DVD movies. If you have a HD DVD player and are looking for movies to expand your library try here just copy and paste to your browser if it does not come out as a link. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=hd+dvd&x=0&y=0 (MORE)
You can watch your dvd in your blu-ray player, but you can't watch blu-ray in your dvd player... sent by Macymouse Yes they can, they convert it to HD on the screen
It sounds like your player may be having some issues. Try these steps to fix it: 1. Unplug your Blu-ray player for 5 minutes, then plug it back in and try again. 2. Call the manufacturer of the player to ensure you have the latest updates. 3. Call the manufacturer of the player for service.
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Standard DVD players and Bluray players normally only have outputs. Therefore, it isn't possible to connect them together.
Yes they do. Blu-Ray players have a special technology that allows it to make the DVD image HD-compatible. But it does not display the full high def resolution. Only Blu-Ray discs display the full HD quality
Bluray players are backwards compatible so they will play standard DVDs as well as Bluray discs. Note that although the DVD is being played by a Bluray player, it does not make it HD quality. Some bluray players will up-convert the standard definition image from 480 or 576 lines up to 1080 lines bu…t although the format is HD, the image quality still remains standard definition. (MORE)
No. DVD supports standard definition video only. Playing them on Bluray players does not make them HD quality. Even a player that up-scales the video to an HD output format does not improve the quality, merely changes the output signal from a native format to a modified format.
I play my mine on the PS3 slim 120 GB game console's Blu ray and they work fine and are upscaled to near HD quality
Either the Blu-Ray player needs an update or needs to be looked at for technical difficulties
no you need a blue ray player or play station 3 with has the blue ray laser in
Blu-Ray is a format that directly supports DTS sound as opposed to DVD that can only emulate it through the player. This will most definitely affect sound playback, but many home viewers will not notice the difference unless they are very picky and they are willing to shell out some money for sound …equipment. In order to take advantage of the real sound difference of Blu-Ray, several pieces of electronic equipment are necessary, such as a DTS enabled home theatre sound system and an optical sound cable. If you are using the stock speakers on your television, you will not get any sound advantage whatsoever. (MORE)
The list of features in the LG BD640 is practically endless. This device allows you to enjoy picture in picture functions, BD videos, Bonus Views, and it can up convert DVDs to high definition. This device has a 7.1 channel sound system, and a USB storage device can be used to store downloaded conte…nt. There is even a special app that can be downloaded so that users with a mobile device can use their device as a remote control. The BD640 has as WOL or Wake on LAN features, an intuitive menu, and user's can enjoy online streaming content like NetflixÂ® and YouTubeÂ®. The device has advanced playback features, customizable settings, BD-LiveÂ® access, and access to NetcastÂ® as well. (MORE)
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 Blu…ray discs. (MORE)
No. Blu-Rays will only work on Blu-Ray players and Blu-Ray players only work on HDTVs
If you have a High Definition TV and want the most detailed picture possible then Blu-Ray is the best you can get today (2010).
Yes, but only for the models manufactured in or after 2008. Anything before 2008 won't.
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.
The software that enable you to watch your Blu Ray dvds...Blu ray DVD players are mostly only for HD
Yes. It also acts to upconvert the image to near 1080p resolution (subject to the max resolution of your television)
No, realplayer will only play CD and DVDs from your region. Youwill need to install a Blu-ray drive, a Blu-ray Player and an HDmonitor on you PC in order to watch Blu-ray movies in their fullglory. There are free Blu-ray players available to download fromthe Internet.
No. But DVDs can be played by a Blu-Ray player thanks to its backwards compatibility feature
Yes, you can. Generally, Blu-rayPLayer could support DVD, BUT Dvd player couldn't support Blu-rayPlayer. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player which is a good example.
No. Blu-Ray discs will only work in a Blu-Ray player. But DVDs can play in a Blu-Ray player. Blu-Rays are far more advanced in technology than DVDs and DVD players don't have the right type of laser to read Blu-Rays.
No. Nothing touches the disc, only laser light. If left in the machine trying to play it, it may make noises as the sled tries to track the damaged disc, but this would only cause normal wear to the moving parts, same as an undamaged disc.
There are some major differences between Blu Ray players and DVD players. Among the most important is that you cannot play a Blu Ray disk on a regular DVD player.
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.
The sony blue ray DVD player is an excellent device that offers built in wi fi. It provides clear quality pictures and allows for high definition entertainment.
When Blu Ray first came out, most people would say that Sony delivered a better system for playing them than most other manufactures, but today the playing field has leveled.
The cheapest Blu-ray player would be the Playstation 3. It costs four hundred dollars and you can do a lot of entertaining things with it such as games and watching movies.
No. They will only play on Blu-Ray players, blu-ray enabled laptops, blu-ray enabled PC's and Playstation 3's
It is quite likely that the Bluray player is faulty. A badly aligned laser may still be able to read the larger DVD tracks but not the much finer tracks on a Bluray disc. Try some different Bluray discs. If none of them work, it might be time to get the player repaired or replaced.
Blu-Ray discs will only play on Blu-Ray players. But regular DVDs can be played on a Blu-Ray player due to the backwards compatibility feature
Usually yes, not because "blu-ray" players are inherently capable of reading standard DVDs, but because the manufacturer has included standard DVD reading hardware in addition to the "blu-ray" hardware. The reason for this is the perception that most people would be much less interested in buyi…ng a blu-ray player if it would not be able to also play their existing DVD library, since they probably have a significant investment in that library and would not want to immediately throw it out and buy new blu-ray copies (assuming they were even available). (MORE)
There is actually no one model that can be considered "the best". Here's why: All Bluray players are built to take data from a disc, format it into a signal and send it out on an HDMI interface. The whole process is predictable and the output data from one model will be the same as the other. Don't… expect one to deliver better images from another because it won't. So, the differences are down to other features. They will include the hand control operation, integration with other devices, Internet comnectivity and so on. As every model will have a different mix of features, the best model is the one that has the features you need. That very same model may not have features someone else needs. So, make a list of the features you want to see on your new player, compare that list to the models on the market and when you find a match, there is the best player. (MORE)
A DVD player cannot play a BluRay disc. A BluRay player can play both BluRay discs and DVDs.
Yes due to the backwards compatibility installed in every Blu-Ray player and PlayStation 3 (which also uses the Blu-Ray disc format)
No, you can't play blu-ray discs on a DVD player. You can however play DVDs with a blu-ray player.
Most portable DVD players costs around $60. These portable DVD players are available at Walmart and Best Buy. Target also has cheap portable DVD players at $80.
There are many well-made and popular DVD players on the market and what is considered the best by one person will not necessarily be the best to another. Consumer Reports magazine does comprehensive studies on DVD players listing the pros and cons of many models and is a good source to help the con…sumer make a decision on which model is right for them. (MORE)
For DVD players, they range from the brand Philips, to RCA, Sony and Toshiba to name some.In selecting the Blu ray players, they differ a little in choice compared to the DVD players. Some brands include Sony, Philips and Toshiba as well as LG and Samsung.
There are a few differences between a DVD player and a Blueray player. For instance, Blueray players and Blueray discs have higher picture definition and quality. The Blueray disc is also capable of holding more information. DVD information is written on the disc with a red laser, which a blue la…ser is used for Blueray discs. Blueray discs are also studio quality while DVDs are not. (MORE)