Blu-ray disk is an optical storage media just like standard DVD. This disk will replace DVDs and CDs in near future. We can store data of up to 50GB in this type of Disks. The size and dimension of this disk is just like standard CD or DVD. We mainly use this BD to store play station 3 games and high definition videos. Blue-violet laser is used to read this disk, so that the disk name is blue-ray. This disk is available in two formats, single layer and double layer. Single layer disk can store data up to 25 GB and double layer disk can store data up to 50GB. Blue-ray uses 405 nm blue-violet laser to store data. So that we can store data up to 6 times of standard DVD which will use 650 nm red laser. Blue-ray disk is developed by Blue-ray Disk Association.
SONY-BDP S360 1080P Blue-ray disk player, Black is a sample product which you can buy if you are in US. The reason I am listing this product here is to give you the knowledge about blue-ray technology which you can understand better with the example of application.
The product details:
The Sony BDP-S360 Blue-ray Disc player will provide a movie experience worthy of your HDTV. Plays Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p quality and upscales the quality of your DVDs. Supports BD-Live technology to download bonus interactive entertainment on select movies. This player supports Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD audio codecs for up to 7.1 channels of high-definition sound. With Quick Start Mode your movies will start approximately six seconds from the moment you turn on the player.
I will update this post as and when i get the new information about blue-ray disks, drives, writers, players…etc. So keep watching this post for more information about blue-ray technology. Ask me questions about this technology. I will try to answer all of your questions as soon as possible.