by Rob Boirun for BurnWorld.com
Blu-Ray players have really come in to their own in the past few years. Blu-Ray technology provides the best sound and picture quality of any media format on the market. In spite of the great leap forward that Blu-Ray represents, there are still a good number of people who haven’t made the transition from traditional DVD players to the Blu-Ray format. Perhaps you are one of these holdouts or know someone who is. If so, read on to learn why the best time for upgrading from DVD to Blu-Ray is now.
One of the prime reasons that DVD users may have held back on immediately upgrading to Blu-Ray is the newness of the Blu-Ray format. As with any new technology, it takes time to transition from the old to the new. Fortunately, this transition period is now officially over. Every new movie that is released for the home market is now available on Blu-Ray. As time goes by and more people adopt Blu-Ray players as the new standard movie-watching medium, fewer movies will be released on DVD at all. Just as VHS faded away, so might DVDs. But with like all previous formats you can always convert old to new such as VHS to DVD and DVD to Blu-Ray.
HDTV and Blu-Ray Were Made For Each Other
The best reason to upgrade from DVD to Blu-Ray is that Blu-ray allows for films to be seen on HDTVs in supremely higher quality. HDTVs are capable of outputting far more impressive images and sounds than ordinary DVD players are able to handle. Connecting an old fashioned DVD player to a modern HD television severely limits image quality as well as sound quality. Switching to Blu-Ray from DVD enables viewers to watch films in the way which they were intended to be watched; in full glorious high definition.
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