Blu-Ray Disc question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Bob clamer, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Bob clamer

    Bob clamer Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not to seem stupid but with the new Blu-Ray discs that will be coming out will they play in a regular machine or will I have to upgrade all of my players?
     
  2. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    0
    You will need to upgrade and it will cost you quite a bit if you buy one when they first come out ($1000+)
     
  3. Mike Williams

    Mike Williams Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    1
    Regular DVDs will play in a new Blu-Ray player and actually upscale to 720p via HDMI connection, but a Blu-Ray disc will NOT play in a standard DVD player. Sorry.
     
  4. Bob clamer

    Bob clamer Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,694
    Likes Received:
    164
    In contrast, supposedly at least some HD-DVDs will have at least some discs that will be double sided, with the hidef version on one side and a regular DVD version on the other, so you can buy and play them on your DVD player, then play the hidef side when you get a hidef player.
     
  6. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    And may be limited to 15 GB on one side and 5 GB on the other depending upon the viability of bonding a dual layered 30 GB HD-DVD and a dual layered 8.5 GB DVD disc together.

    I hate dual sided discs, and DualDiscs suck!! They should have two separate disc formats in the package if they want to release one UPC. In the long run, it's a better way to transition.

    Dan
     
  7. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 1999
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dual-discs wouldn't bother me if in practice it means *NO* compromise to either the SD or the HD presentation.

    Of course, even then the downside is that to get a DVD-9 and a dual-layer HD DVD you've got to go double-sided...which means a flipper with no silk-screen art. Call me picky, but I HATE dual-sided DVDs that I have to read with a microscope to put in the player and then end up getting finger prints on one side getting them in and out of the package.

    Picky I know but I'd rather a 2-disc SE than a DVD-18 any day of the week for that very reason....which is one reason why I'm not hot on the idea of dual-sided "dual discs".

    Now...if they could give you a 2-layer DVD *and* a 2-layer HD all from ONE side of a disc...THAT would be a dual-disc solution you wouldn't hear me complain about!
     

Share This Page