Bluetooth 5 Nov 2006
What is Blu-Ray ?
Blu-Ray is a new technology for high definition display. The name Blu-ray Disc
(BD) is derived from the blue-violet laser it uses to read and write to the
disc. A Blu-ray Disc can store substantially more data than the common DVD
format, because of the shorter wavelength (405 nm) of the blue-violet laser
(DVDs use a 650-nm-wavelength red laser and CDs use an infrared 780 nm laser),
which allows more information to be stored digitally in the same amount of
space. Compared to HD DVD, Blu-Ray has more information capacity per layer. A
25GB can be stored on a single side.
The Blu-ray Disc standard was jointly developed by a group of consumer
electronics and PC companies called the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). Its
competitor is HD DVD, both are trying hard for wide adoption as the preferred
next generation optical standard.
Currently, about 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video can be stored on a 50 GB
disc and about 23 hours of standard-definition (SD) video can be stored on a 50
Samsung BD-P1000 is Samsung, the electronic giant's first Blu-Ray player to
enter the market. BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc™ Player supports native playback of the
highest resolution of 1080p discs. It also comes with multi channel sounds that
stuns you. With its high resolution and crisp clear display, DVD is no fight for
Having a Blu-Ray player does not mean you have to sacrifice your old collections
of DVD and audio CDs. The BD-P1000 is able to upscale your DVD video to fit the
full 16:9 screen. Once there are more Blu-Ray titles, you will be able to take
advantage of the full resolution 1080p playback when paired up with a Full HD
HDTV that can support 1080p.
On top of the stunning images, the BD-P1000 comes with a 10 in 2 reader. The
10-in-2 Multi Memory Card Interface Play movie clips, view digital photos or
listen to MP3 music files through a Combo Player-using any type of memory card.
The two slots on the BD-P1000 accept virtually every popular memory card
format-Multi Media card, Secure Digital card, Compact Flash and Micro Drive
directly, as well as Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory
Stick Pro Duo, RS MMC and Mini SD with an adapter.