BluRay Movies and DVD Players

Eventually the end of all BluRay discs are going to happen, but unfortunately you cannot play BluRay movies on a DVD player.

You can definitely play a DVD in a BluRay player, but you cannot play a BluRay movie in a DVD player. The reason why you can’t play a BluRay movie in a DVD player is that BluRay discs are embedded with way more audio video information than a DVD player is able to read. Also, the “pits” used to store the information on BluRay movies are much smaller than a DVD, which needs a blue laser to read the information. DVD players, however, use red lasers.

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The reason why a BluRay player can play DVDs is that manufacturers have decided to make sure that all BluRay players include both blue and red laser capabilities, so that they can play both options. The upside is that if you don’t have a BluRay Disc player, you don’t have to spend the extra money for the BluRay disc version of a movie. The obvious downside is that if you have a BluRay player in your main room and one or two DVD players in other parts of the house, you will have to buy both the BluRay and DVD versions of the movie if you want to enjoy them in different parts of your home.

Good news is more studios are releasing combo packs that include both a BluRay and DVD version of a movie in the same package. Another option are “flipper discs”, which have a BluRay version on one side and DVD version on the flip side of the disc.


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