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Free Tip to Make a Blue-ray PS3 Player Region Free

May 12th, 2012by Boren 28,697 views |Comments Off

Users can play high-definition games and videos on Sony PS3 because it has a Blu-ray player.  Many people would like to play Blu-ray movies on PS3 because the video quality on PS3 is great.

A region-locked Blu-ray DVD can be only played in the place where it is produced and on equipment manufactured in the same area. Read More »

Introduction of HD-DVD and Blu-ray

Jun 13th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,523 views |Comments Off

HD-DVD and Blu-ray are heralded as the successor to the current DVD technology. Blu-ray and HD-DVD have both been developed to enable recording, playback and rewriting of high definition video and data. The key to these technologies is the blue-violet laser that is used to write the data to the disc. Read More »

Are Blu-ray and HD-DVD Discs Region Coded, Like DVDs?

Mar 08th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,887 views |1 Comments

For Blu-ray Discs, there are three regions, designated as follows:

Region A: U.S., Japan, Latin America, East Asia (except China).

Region B: Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand

Region C: China, Russia, Remaining countries. Read More »

Are Blu-ray Disc Players Compatible with Standard DVDs and CDs?

Feb 25th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,746 views |Comments Off

So far, Blu-ray player manufacturers have included the ability for their units to playback standard DVDs, this is expected to continue. This means your current DVD library is playable on either a Blu-ray Disc. Also, when you play a standard DVD in a Blu-ray Disc player, you can view it at standard DVD resolution or have the player upscale the DVD playback signal to match 720p/1080i or 1080p mode that will be a better match for viewing on an HDTV. Read More »

How long do DVDs last?

Jan 01st, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,453 views |Comments Off

DVDs are read by a laser, so they never wear out from being played since nothing touches the disc. Pressed discs (the kind that movies come on) will probably last longer than you will, anywhere from 50 to 300 years.

Expected longevity of dye-based DVD-R and DVD+R discs is anywhere from 20 to 250 years, about as long as CD-R discs. Some dye formulations (such as phthalocyanine and azo) are more stable and are expected to last longer, 100 years or more, compared to 20 or 30 years for less stable dyes. Read More »