Blu-Ray Versus HD
It can be confusing for consumers to understand the differences between Blu-Ray and HD. In many ways they are very similar and they both offer amazing picture quality. Many people don't realize that the formatting for both of them was the same until early in 2008. Due to the manufacturer known as Toshiba backing out of the deals to make HD players, the door has been left wide open for people to use Blu-Ray technology.
The fact that the Playstation 3 marketed by Sony chose to go with the Blu-Ray instead of HD technology is said to have paved the road for it as well. With so many people buying the Playstation 3 since it was introduced they are also going to discover and use the Blu-Ray option that it features.
The biggest differences between Blu-Ray and HD are that the Blu-Ray uses a laser to transfer and protect the data onto the disc. The fact that there is a protective coating in the disc means that it won't be easily damaged as other types of HD and even basic DVD's are. This laser technology allows the material to be recorded with greater density than ever before.
The process for advancing to HD and to Blu-Ray technology from basic DVD information wasn't easy though. It took almost ten years of practicing and updating in order for things to go according to the plans. There were some early formats of Blu-Ray introduced in 2000 but they weren't good enough to be what the industry was looking for. Many believe HD was beat out by Blu-Ray due to the fact that they kept on working on the technology to move it forward.
Yet HD definitely has more than the lion's share of the market right now. This is likely due to how many movies are available in that format though. It has only been in the last year that almost all new releases come out in the Blu-Ray format as well as HD. Yet the forecast for the future indicates that Blu-Ray will be taking it over as more companies will only be releasing new materials in this format. The prices will continue to be more affordable too and that always works well with consumers.