Everyday people ask these blu ray questions. Have you been thinking about them?

1-Explain high definition blu ray players

How would you answer this question: What is / are blu ray DVD players? Wikipedia defines Blu ray technology as the name given to it because of the blue laser used to both read and write on these kinds of discs. So what is so special about this light? Since the wavelength of the blurays light beam is much ‘s shorter than the wavelength of a typical dvd player, a lot more data can be installed on a Blu-ray Disc compared to a typical DVD disc which is burned using a red beam light.  How much more info can a Blu-ray Disc store? Believe it or not, it can store approximately six times the amount of a two-layer DVD, and even as much as ten and a half times that of a standard DVD. Now you can see why they can put all of the information needed to give you a better , clearer picture on a single disc.

A blu ray player then is simply the piece of home theater equipment that plays blu-ray discs just like a dvd player plays dvd’s.

2- Can you play blu ray disks on regular dvd players

So do blu ray dvds work on regular players? Perhaps you have been wondering about that. Unfortunately the Blu-Ray Discs will not play in your run of the mill DVD player. Why is that? Well remember what we learned in question number 1? The bluray disc uses a Blue/violet  beam of light to read the data that a DVD players red laser will not be able to read.

So it looks like you will have to upgrade your DVD player to a blu ray if you plan on buying and watching your 1080P high def movies the way they were meant to be seen.

And by the way, that goes for HD-DVD technology as well. HD-DVD players use another kind of blue laser that can not read Blu-Ray Discs, just as Blu-Ray players can not read HD-DVD’s

3- Can you play regular DVD’s in a Blu-ray player?

Are you setting up a home theater room? If you are going to buy all new equipment,  you won’t have to invest in a DVD player too. You will be glad to know that Blu-Ray players can play regular DVDs. Even better they on’t ruin your disk in any way. In fact your old movies will look even better then they do when played on a regular DVD player. Lets get something straight here, a normal DVD played in a blu-ray player will not have the high definition of a Blu-Ray disc, but they certainly will be up-converted to a better quality than you have ever seen before.

Did you know they might even play your CD’s as well? That means you won’t need to buy a new CD player either.

What are multi region blu ray players?

Multi region players play all 3 regions of bluray discs that are available through out the world.

Region 1 or “a”A” is made up of North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.

Region 2 or “b” is made up of Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Region 3or “c” is made up of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mainland China, Pakistan, Russia, Central, and South Asia.

Basically this means that if you have a Region “A” blu-ray player, you will not be able to play a region “B”  or a region “C” disc and so on.

A multi-region player will be able to play discs from all 3 regions.These aren’t cheap though, I have seen these run over a $1000 bucks.