Blu-ray players and movies have become increasingly popular in the UK and in fact across the planet. This short article examines what the Blu-ray player actually is, whether it really has come to supercede the Digital video disc player, and how, simply by using a quality HDMI cable you may get the very best out of such a player.
There has been a great deal of talk with regards to Blu-ray and the way it has won the format struggle against the competition. Named after the blue coloured laser beam used to read the disc and designed to replace the DVD and render it obsolete, Blu-ray has recently started to become the choice method for playing and enjoying films once they have been released from the cinema. Blu-ray gives users the opportunity to experience films in hi-def rather than the conventional DVD quality movies we have become used to. High-definition output is about four times that of standard giving you a good idea of exactly why Blu-ray has been so desperately anticipated. However, although its objective may be to replace the Digital video disc player, its climb to such a position has both not yet been achieved, and has to date been relatively sluggish.
First conceived of and unveiled in 2000, Blu-ray players and films in no way represent a dominant segment of the marketplace today. Still reasonably pricey and not as easy to obtain as conventional DVD players, it could be a little while before people actively select a Blu-ray player over a DVD player. Having said that of course, the features and benefits of a Blu-ray player are without a doubt good. Blu-ray is not merely about high definition films but is also used to store Playstation 3 games and can be used as a standard storage device too. Blu-ray discs have a capacity of 25Gb for a single layer disc and 50Gb for a dual layer disc. Due to the high def character of Blu-ray, to get the best from it will require connecting your Blu-ray player using a HDMI port.
Any modern day electrical item that supports high-definition audio and video should come HDMI ready nowadays. Although many HDMI supportable devices may come with their own HDMI cable not all of them do. On top of this, many enthusiasts of quality audio, video, and video games will not likely wish to use the OEM cables anyway and therefore will search out higher quality HDMI cables, that may often be pricey.
All the major movie companies have adopted Blu-ray and all modern films will be released on this format. Blu-ray drives can also be found for computers so that Blu-ray discs can be used and burned on a P.C. Currently however, while Blu-ray players are readily available, they are pricey, which explains why for many of us, the only form of Blu-ray player found in the vast majority of homes would be a Playstation 3.
This will not always be the case however, and as prices go down (as they inevitably do) more and more homes will have, Blu-ray players in their computer systems and home cinema systems. The best way to ensure uniform connectivity is to use a standard that is supported by all main appliance manufacturers such as the afore mentioned HDMI. HDMI cables tend to be utilised for several appliances and connect numerous gadgets such as the computer to the TV. For this reason, it is a wise decision to ensure that the HDMI cable you finally choose is the best you can afford.
That doesnt mean that after you have spent all your money on a state of the art video gaming system you then need to spend another fortune on a monster HDMI cable. Instead, choose a HDMI cable that is built by a professional company yet still is able to keep costs as small as possible. In doing this you will be able to enjoy your Blu-ray discs in all their high definition magnificence. In choosing your HDMI cable you need to remember that whilst price is a useful indicator of the quality and durability of the cable you are shopping for it is not necessarily definitive. By searching online sites such as Euronetwork you can find high end HDMI cables for low end prices. If you have shelled out for a brand new and exciting Blu-ray player, it would be a pity and a waste to let it down with an inferior HDMI connection.
The author operates closely with Euronetwork, an expert technology company supplying, amongst other excellent products, Quality HDMI cables for use with Blu-ray players, TVs as well as many more electrical items.