The last couple of Years has seen dramatic improvement in the way we watch our DVD collections. With the advent of HD television we have seen dramatic improvements in the quality of our viewing experience. Now there is HD-DVD, or is it BluRay?

In 2006 Toshiba introduced us to HD-DVD, it was affordable and it created a breathtaking experience every time you turned on a movie. IT unfortunately was not going to last. At the same time Toshiba came out with there HD-DVD, Sony began building a head of steam with there new BluRay technology.

After taking less then 2 years to win the battle, we find ourselves faced with a new technology. What is BluRay? In short, this name comes from the Blu Violet laser which is used to read and write this type of disc. More data can be stored on a Blu ray Disc than on a DVD. This is because of the shorter wavelength of Blu-violet laser. About 25 Gigabytes (GB) can be stored on a single layer BD. On a dual layer BD we can store up to 50 GB of data. In comparison to a standard DVD only 4.5 GB of data can be stored. A substantial difference in the amount of data. So what does that have to do with anything? Well more features, extended versions can be on one disc and not two. Trilogies will be stored on one disc, with room for all of the features. Less waste, all while showing a better picture then you have ever seen.

Thats great for my BluRay DVDs, but what about my old ones. Well cheer up, BluRay has the ability to upconvert your standard DVDs to near high-def, if not High def quality. So you will also see your old DVDs better then you could have ever imagined.

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray DVD player is the benchmark for the new affordable BluRay technology. It provides an unbelievable quality picture and easily reproduces your old DVDs into near 1080p quality. Reviews can be found everywhere for these, and most are outstanding.

Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-Ray disc player, this is a multiregion BluRay player, these play region specific DVDs probably wont have to much trouble with any of that as most places will only sell compatible DVDs. I am sure there are few exceptions when it comes to auction sites, that may sell different region formats.

The regions are as follows:

A/1 North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.

B/2 Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, plus all of Oceania.

C/3 India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mainland China, Pakistan, Russia, Central, and South Asia.

Those are only a couple of I am sure the many variations that will soon be out. You can find reviews and more detailed info at the company websites. This new format appears to be here to stay, and I am sure the technology will become cheaper and more readily available as time progresses.

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