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The Blue technology War HD-DVD v/s Blu-ray

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hd dvd vs dvdThe blue technology is often reffered to as technology used for developing DVD players, DVD writers and most famous of all the Blu-ray Disc. Before Blu-ray there was a lot of confusion over the various DVD formats, but the advent of blu ray produced a common ground for all the Formats globally. For Straters Blu-ray and HD-DVD are the next generation of optical storage, though there do exist several competing formats as well. Blu-ray offers about 25 GB of storage on a single layer, but a Blu-ray Disc (BD) can and will host more than one layer—hence a typical dual-layer BD will be capable of holding up to 50 GB. HD-DVD offers about 15 GB on a single layer. Dual and triple-layer discs of this format have been manufactured.

Lately this has changed into a war between Blu-ray and HD DVD, and it seems both the formats are locking horns for another technology warfare as the sales of hd dvd players are rising every day.The Blu-ray standard was developed by a group of companies called the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). The name “HD-DVD” itself stands for, of course, High-Density Digital Versatile Disc. Both the Blu-ray and HD-DVD camps say they will initially be providing “hybrid discs” but the difference lies in how both of them interact with other supporting hardwares.

To normal person the main difference between Blu-ray and HD-DVD is in the disc structure itself. It is only when adapted with other features as panel display and projectors or a audio device the real quality of the formats are shown.
It has been widely seen that hd dvd players are far more compatiable to all such external hardwares as Blu-ray has to be equipped with it’s own exclusive set. This is where HD-DVD takes lead and one of the latest and most poineer product based on HD-DVD technology is Toshiba hd dvd players. The players are reviewed as one which Load times are fine, picture quality is excellent, audio is fantastic and it upconverts good as well, as always the pricing of Toshiba is so competitive that frabkly Blu-ray has been pushed back presenlty in this Battle of Formats.



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    I know this is old, but using the JPEG format to compare images is like looking at the Mona Lisa through etched glass. Use PNG or some other less lossy compression.

    Spivonious on December 19th, 2008
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    the prices of Pioneer dvd players are dropping these days and they are quite a bargain..’

    Kerstein on October 27th, 2010