Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

What Is BluRay?

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips
 
Loading...


Helen from Morrisville, PA writes:

I have seen many notes about Blu-ray. I have no idea what this is. Could you explain it?

Sure Helen.  Blu-Ray is a format for digital storage on discs. It is the same size and shape as a conventional DVD or CD, but can hold much more information, giving you a much clearer high-definition picture. The first Blu-Ray player was released in 2003.

You cannot play a Blu-Ray disc on a standard DVD drive. Though you can play a standard DVD in a Blu-Ray drive. So be careful when you’re purchasing DVDs to make sure you’re not buying Blu-Ray if you don’t have a player.

Blu-Ray players are generally more expensive than standard DVD players. Though, these days you can find a basic Blu-Ray staring around $50 and running up over $1000 for fancy models with streaming features. Blu-Ray discs will often cost $4 or $5 more than standard DVDs. 

If you own a HDTV or HD monitor, a Blu-Ray is worth the cost for the improvement in picture.

One last thing, don’t confuse Blu-Ray with Bluetooth. Bluetooth refers to the ability to connect devices like headphones and keyboard wirelessly.

~ Cynthia

2 Responses to “What Is BluRay?”

  1. delanese says:

    Great feedback

  2. Phil Reece says:

    That’s good info…I’ve got a BluRay player and I’m not even sure the difference between it and a ordinary DVD player…could you help?

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: