Updating a blu ray player
Blu-ray players offer amazing picture quality with 3D and 4K capabilities, plus surround sound and high-resolution audio.View our ratings and reviews and browse our Buying Guide to find the best Blu-ray players for your home entertainment. The correct full name is Blu-ray Disc, not Blu-ray Disk (incorrect spelling) The correct shortened name is Blu-ray, not Blu-Ray (incorrect capitalization) or Blue-ray (incorrect spelling) The correct abbreviation is BD, not BR or BRD (wrong abbreviation) The Blu-ray Disc format was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers, with more than 180 member companies from all over the world. TDK Corporation Thomson Multimedia Twentieth Century Fox Walt Disney Pictures Warner Bros. According to the Blu-ray Disc Association the spelling of "Blu-ray" is not a mistake, the character "e" was intentionally left out so the term could be registered as a trademark. Sharp Corporation Sony Corporation Sun Microsystems, Inc. Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a new optical disc format that is rapidly replacing DVD.MPEG-4 AVC - part of the MPEG-4 standard also known as H.264 (High Profile and Main Profile).Linear PCM (LPCM) - up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio.(mandatory) Dolby Digital (DD) - format used for DVDs, 5.1-channel surround sound.
While the media itself limited the recording speed in the past, the only limiting factor for Blu-ray is the capacity of the hardware. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. However, as BD-ROM movies will require a 54Mbps data transfer rate the minimum speed we're expecting to see is 2x (72Mbps). There's also plans for a BD/DVD hybrid format, which combines Blu-ray and DVD on the same disc so that it can be played in both Blu-ray players and DVD players. According to the Blu-ray Disc specification, 1x speed is defined as 36Mbps.