28 October 2014

Difference between Blu-ray Disc and Regular DVD

Posted by Vasim Tamboli
Nowadays in the market we can see that there are two different types of DVD formats are presents. One is Regular DVD and other is Blu-ray DVD. The price is also different for both discs. We aren’t aware about what is the difference between the both discs. So here I’m trying to explain you what’s the difference between these two different discs.

Blu-ray Disc

Blu-ray also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a new optical disc format developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented HD experience. High-definition video may be stored on Blu-ray Discs with up to 1080p resolution (1920×1080 pixels), at up to 60 (59.94) fields per second. 

Available Variants:

•    Mini Blu-ray Disc
•    Blu-ray Disc recordable
•    BD9 and BD5
•    BDXL
•    IH-BD

Blu-ray is currently supported by world's leading consumer electronics, recording media, personal computer, video game and music companies. The format also has support from the Hollywood studios and other smaller studios as a successor to today's DVD format.

Regular DVD

DVD sometimes called as Digital Video Disc is a digital optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs can be played in multiple types of players, including DVD players. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact discs while having the same dimensions. Older DVD discs had a maximum resolution of 480p, (NTSC, 720×480 pixels) or 576p, (PAL, 720×576 pixels).

Disc Types:

•    DVD-R
•    DVD+R
•    DVD-RW
•    DVD+RW