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Your Blu-ray buying guide - tips for buying Blu-ray discsBruneau

Blu-ray discs are the next generation data carrier. The most important difference between these and their predecessor, the DVD, is the greatly increased storage capacity. A Blu-ray disc can hold 5 times more data than a standard DVD. The name Blu-ray comes from the blue ray that is used to read the Blu-ray discs. This blue ray is what makes this technology different from DVD and CD technology, where a red ray is used. The most important advantage of Blu-ray technology is the superior quality of the images and the sound. In this respect Blu-ray discs mark an important step forwards.

It is important with Blu-ray technology to differentiate between different formats. BD-R discs can only be burned once. These Blu-ray discs are suitable for recording HDTV broadcasts or for storing data. The most complete form of Blu-Ray is the BD-RE, which can be burned multiple times.

Compared to its predecessors, the Blu-Ray disc offers innumerable advantages. In the first place the storage capacity is considerably increased, which in turn means that there a significant increase in the different possibilities. As a general rule, the greater the number of layers, the greater the amount of data that can be stored on the disc. And this general rule applies not just to quantity, but to quality too.

Blu-Ray discs produce better image and sound reproduction. Images appear in a high-definition resolution which produces a resolution that is five times higher than that of a DVD. The sound reproduction is also of the very best quality because of the highly regarded Surround Sound.

Another important advantage is also security, which is better than its DVD and CD predecessors. This makes it very difficult to copy Blu-ray discs. Business information held on a Blu-ray disc is therefore much more secure than on another audiovisual carrier. And finally, thanks to the technology used, the disc is more resistant to scratches, fingerprints and other types of damage.

Another important advantage is also security, which is better than its DVD and CD predecessors. This makes it very difficult to copy Blu-ray discs. Business information held on a Blu-ray disc is therefore much more secure than on another audiovisual carrier. And finally, thanks to the technology used, the disc is more resistant to scratches, fingerprints and other types of damage.