Blu-ray Technology

Sat, Mar 5, 2011

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Blu-ray abbreviated to DB is a disc format that was released around 2006. The item was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association and some of the world’s leading manufacturers when it comes to electronics including Apple, Dell, LG and HP.

What is blu-ray format advantages?

Blu-ray was able to beat DVD’s in the media market with its ability to offer more than the DVD storage medium. The format allows space for a large amount of data; a total of 25GB on a single-layer disc while a double-layer can hold as much as 50GB – as much as five times the original capacity of a traditional DVD. Not only that but blu-ray movies and shows able to provide higher-definition output that makes them more enjoyable to watch on the big screen.

The term blu-ray was taken from the fact that the new format utilizes a blue-violet laser to read the content in comparison to traditional optical discs that utilize a read laser. The blue-violet ray compared to red is more precise when inscribing data, making it possible to store more information since the disc is tightly packed. The good news is that even with the difference in lasers, blu-ray discs may be made using a BD/DVD/CD compatible unit.

Originally made to catch up with the latest developments in the TV manufacturing industry, the blu-ray is constantly being upgraded to store more data without compromising quality. According to recent developments, the blu-ray capacity already reached 500GB with around 20 layers being inscribed on a single disc.

Currently, the number of high definition television sets has made the demand for blu-ray discs even higher. In fact, around 200 of the leading consumer electronics worldwide are already creating products that support blu-ray technology with computers replacing VDV-ROMs with blu-ray compatible hardware. Even the entertainment industry is shifting their focus from DVD to blu-ray especially with the obvious quality advantages the latter has.

Originally, the production of blu-ray was expensive due to the newness of the technology and the corresponding capacity and quality. However, high demands for the product resulted to mass production, thereby dropping the item’s price to make it more affordable to the masses.

Single and Double Layers

As mentioned above, single and double layered blu-ray merely differ when it comes to storage size wherein the double-layer can save as much as 50GB. In terms of video, it could store four point five hours of high-definition film or a whopping twenty hours of standard video shows.

As for the single-layer, the item can save 27GB of data – roughly two hours of high definition or thirteen hours of standard video.

With blu-ray technology still being developed, there is no telling how far storage can go when it comes to this item. As mentioned, manufacturers have gone so far as to save 500GB on a single disc although the results of quality over this not mentioned.

With blu-ray shows, people can enjoy better movies and videos while managing to pack as much data in a single item. With this, film showing not only reaches a whole new level but imagine what it could do to amassed CD collections.

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