Blu-ray has been around for many years now and they still remain popular. However, many misconceptions about this disc format have arisen over time, probably due to the fact that there are several different formats out there and it can be challenging to keep up with all of them – and know all of their features.
Myth 1: Blu-Ray is Only Good for New Movies
One common, and perhaps even the biggest, misconception is that Blu-ray is only good for high-def movies, and old ones are not on the list since they weren’t shot in HD. Also, HD is a fairly new phenomenon, which could limit Blu-ray to recent releases. However, this is not the case. 35mm has a higher resolution that the formats shot today, so anything can look great on Blu-ray, old and new.
Myth 2: DVD and Blu-Ray are Pretty Much the Same
Although some people believe that the two formats are extremely similar, – so much so, indeed, that they’re the same – this is plainly not true. The resolutions between them are miles apart, with Blu-ray hitting its peak at 2160p (ultra-high definition). If a Blu-ray disc is coded correctly, it should look at least twice as good as a DVD.
Myth 3: Blu-ray is Extremely Expensive
Although Blu-ray tends to be more expensive than DVD in general, they are not so costly that you’ll break the bank! In fact, prices have gone down in the past few years, compared to when it first appeared on the market. The difference in price is because Blu-ray is a superior format than CD or DVD for movies.
Myth 4: You Need a Big TV to Enjoy It
While certainly a large screen couldn’t hurt when it comes to watching your favourite movies and shows, you don’t need a big TV to fully benefit from Blu-ray. Due to the amount of details this format is capable of presenting, you should sit at an appropriate distance to the screen, approximately 1.5 times its size. This means that if you have a 30-inch screen, you should sit at a distance of 45 inches
Sitting both too close or too far away from the screen will keep you for all the wonderful details the Blu-ray is capable of offering.
Myth 5: Blu-Ray Players Don’t Read DVDs
Even though the first Blu-ray consumer device has been on the market since 2003, a lot of people still believe that by purchasing a Blu-ray player to read their Blu-ray discs, their DVDs are rendered obsolete. In fact, Blu-ray players have been, since the beginning, capable of playing back standard DVDs and most CDs.
This means the library that took you years to build will still be available whenever you want!
At VDC Group we want you to be able to enjoy all Blu-ray services you wish, without stressing about whether it’s the right choice or not. If you wish to learn more about this specific disc format or have other queries you’d like answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!