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BD or BRD?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by John Hermes, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. John Hermes

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    This is not really too important, but I've seen a couple people on here use the term "BRD" rather than "BD" when referring to a Blu-ray Disc. I've looked into this on the Blu-ray Association site and it appears BD is the correct term. Blu-ray is considered one word, although hyphenated. My Blu-ray blanks are labeled as BD-R or BD-R DL, and the Blu-ray Disc Association is abbreviated as BDA. No big deal, but I just thought I'd pass it on to anyone wanting to save one typing stroke. :)
     
  2. Cameron Yee

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    I guess you answered your own question?☺
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Up until a couple of days ago I used BD, but now I use BRD. Next week, I might go back to BD if my mood changes.
     
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  4. John Hermes

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    Robert, I don't want to see the BDA come and arrest you. You are too valuable here!
     
  5. John Hermes

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    Just passing on info to others. I have used "BD" since the inception of the format.
     
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    Alright, you convinced me to correct the error of my way. :)
     
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    Since the difference between either one is only 4 or 5 characters, I just type out 'Blu-ray'. :)
     
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    Everytime I see BRD here I think of Germany, 'cause BRD stands for "Bundesrepublk Deutschland" (Federal Republic of Germany). :P
     
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    I've always used "BR". And no, I'm not changing it :)
     
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    I break all of my eggs on the small end. :P
     
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    My stand (as an old English major) has always been that whatever you use, be consistent.
     
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    I still want to smack people who type Blue-Ray DVD. :angry:
     
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    I prefer to type it out as well. Sometimes I'll say "high-def". Until about a year ago I didn't know what BD meant. I saw people refer to it while discussing Blu-rays but I didn't really think about it much. I actually didn't know it meant "Blu-ray Disc". Personally, I don't think saying "BD" will ever catch on with me. It doesn't sound sexy enough :P
     
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    "BRD" makes me think of the radio/player in my car that displays "CDP" when I'm playing a CD. And what is CDP? It's VW's way of making sure I know I'm not just playing a CD -- i'm using the Compact Disc PLAYER.

    I think I used to type "BLU" before finally adopting "BD".

    Let's just hope we have no one here who says "BD disc". If so, they no doubt call those other things "ATM machines".
     
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    And they no doubt have a hot water heater.
     
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    Yes!
     
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    I just noticed this thread for the first time.
    Haven't had time to read it very closely yet but have one question ....
    Do I have to replace all my BDs with BRDs? Will I notice much difference? Hope there's none of that widescreen nonsense on BRDs!
     
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    I too only just noticed this amazing thread.

    I use BD or Blu-ray, not BRD - except for those times when I'm referring to the Development Bank of Rwanda, then it's OK to use BRD.

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