Blu-ray players are the high definition equivalent of the DVD player, taking entertainment to the next level with superior pictures and sound. With the advent of high definition TV, it was soon realised that hi def movies would take up too much space on a regular DVD disc, and a new format would be needed to improve upon and eventually replace the DVD standard.
One Blu-ray disc holds the equivalent of 35 CDs’ or 5 DVDs’ worth of storage. It’s the same size as a DVD disc, but by using a shorter wavelength and a narrower (blue) laser beam spot, it can hold greater capacity.
Blu-ray players are growing in popularity and can play your existing DVDs – so there’s no need to throw them away. In fact, Blu-ray players will ‘upscale’ them, giving them a near high definition makeover, revealing detail you haven’t noticed before.