The Challenging Switch from DVD or Blu-ray

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Not too terribly long ago, home video format converted from VHS tapes to DVDs and many consumers found the change difficult to acclimate to. It seems as if as soon as we were familiar with DVDs a new home video technology was introduced. With the recent addition of Blu-ray disks to the mix, many consumers are finding themselves confused and inexperienced with the different video technologies. Though DVDs and Blu-rays have many similarities they both also have their individual pros and cons. A Blu-ray disk is the exact same size as a DVD. When holding the two side by side it would be impossible to differentiate between them. Although relatively new Blu-ray is currently supported by about 200 of the world's leading consumer electronics including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson, along with recording media, video game and music companies. The most prominent difference between DVD and Blu-ray is their available storage space. According to the Blu-ray Disk Association, a Blu-ray is an optical disk which uses a blue violet laser as opposed to the typical red laser. This technology has a shorter wavelength than a red laser, which makes it possible to focus the laser spot with even greater precision. This allows data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, so it's possible to fit more data on the disc even though it's the same size. Larger storage capacity allows Blu-ray to retain better

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