Prospects Format BluRay

So, Blu-Ray. Two years ago, we witnessed the bloody clashes companies Sony, as an apologist for BRD (Blu-Ray Disc), and Toshiba, promoted by the HD-DVD, the format of its own design. Each of the formats have their pros and cons, fans and opponents, but not the essence. The fact that in January 2008, Toshiba announced the termination of work on the native file format, thus giving the victory of the corporation Sony. Is it a good format for Blu-Ray? We will try to find out …

It is still not clear on whether or not Blu-Ray Disc as widespread, as in his time CD, offered not only indisputably higher quality, but also more comfortable than vinyl or cassette. While the new format is a niche solution for enthusiasts, if only because that for 100% of udovetvoreniya movie with Blu-Ray disc you'll need at least Blu-Ray Disc Player, AV-receiver with the ability to decode high-definition display device – widescreen TV with support for Full HD signal or a projector (in the second bend one finger to the screen) and audio, stereo, or at least 5.1 (6.1, 7.1, and then with all the stops). The minimum amount that would have to spend all this technique can be several thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars. Afford such a home theater can not everyone. But not the price, or rather, not only the price can sued a stumbling block.

Blu-ray – product cooperation of a large number of companies, each of which bezusovno, pursues its own interests. Equipment manufacturers need a new technology that will not be able to play their rivals from China, the studios are afraid of pirates software developers want to sell their codecs. The interests of the buyer's all they think is not the first place. As a result, we have a multi-volume specification and the players that the disc loading takes an average of 1.5 – 2 minutes! And another important point – Hollywood "dream factory". He is not interested in dykes chasing megapixels. Huge resolution, which over time will continue to rise, forcing the film company to spend huge sums on Grimm and computer graphics (thereby reducing its own profits), so meticulous spectator did not see what you do not have to see. Instead, the image quality to 4K and above Hollywood became interested in three-dimensionality, so it is unlikely whether in the near future there will be a real format is higher than 1080p. Our advice to readers and installers who are planning to install home theater system – focus on high-quality DVD-players. In regard to the Blu-Ray, we suggest choose low-cost solutions. After all, the format specification and devices that support it continue to develop rapidly (since 2006 have been adopted only seven specifications Interface HDMI, the basic unit of transfer from source to display device). Pretty soon there will be faster and more advanced players. One of the options today to choose a player that is useful even if Blu-Ray will not be actively supported market. For example, a gaming console Sony Playstation 3 to play the game.