Surprisingly, a lot of people really don’t know the difference between BlueRay disc technology and a regular DVD, even though it is rapidly gaining in popularity. Some of the leading players in the field of electronics have developed this new data storage format that has revolutionized high definition recording, writing and playback. The discs that utilize this technology can store much more information than any of the largest capacity DVDs to be found.
The technology used in DVDs utilizes red colored lasers to read and write data such as video, audio or information. The BlueRay disc technology, on the other hand, derives its name from the blue colored lasers which it utilizes instead. And because it is so popular, it’s now possible to use these more advanced discs with regular CD players and DVD players as long as you have the compatible optical units that are needed to play them.
BlueRay disc technology deploys blue colored rays which are shorter in wavelength than the red ones used in DVDs, and therein lies the secret of their high definition and greater precision. That means you can pack more data into less space, resulting in much greater capacity on a single disc.
It took many years of research to come up with this amazing technology. These state of the art advances have enabled an increase in data storage capacity of 500 percent over DVDs. A dual layer DVD can store up to 10 gigabytes of information. However, a double layered BlueRay disc is capable of storing up to 50 gigabytes of data.
Users who switch to BlueRay disc technology will benefit enormously from the enhanced storage capacity. You can store over 20 hours of standard video when using the double-layer BlueRay discs, or just under five hours of high definition data. In other words, just one of these disc can replace five regular DVDs.
This state of the art technology has the added advantage of superior audio and video definition, which means you can have the pleasure of highly sophisticated picture and sound delivery. Although the technology may appear somewhat expensive, the quality of visuals and sounds obtained will make you agree that it’s worth the money spent.
At this time, many of the top electronics companies are using the BlueRay disc technology for a wide range of uses, including consumer electronics, personal computers, music and video games. So you’re sure to be seeing a lot more of them in the near future.