Do you want the ultimate in high definition entertainment experience? Do you want to bring your favorite movies to life with a crystal clear picture and beautiful surround sound? Well, now you can thanks to the technology provided by the Blu-ray DVD.

Blu-ray technology was developed in order to enable recording, rewriting and the playback of high definition video (HD). On top of this they can also store large amounts of data. With a Blu-ray disc you get more than five times the storage capacity of a traditional DVD as they can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual layer disc. The extra capacity as well as the combined use of advanced video and audio codecs means that with Blu-ray you are being presented with unprecedented HD experience. Also thanks to the extra storage space Blu-ray DVD discs offer an exciting array of advanced interactive features and bonus content. The discs are also highly resistant to dirt and scratches.

The reason that Blu-ray is the ultimate in high definition is down to the laser that is used to read the discs. Current optical disc technology, for example DVD, DVDR and DVD-RW as well as DVD-RAM are all read and written using a red laser; Blu-ray however used a blue-violet laser instead, which is where it gets its name from. So what is the difference? Well the main benefit of using the blue-violet laser is that it has a shorter wavelength than a red laser. The