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What is Ultra HD Blu-ray?

Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc sets a new standard for Ultra High Definition picture and audio quality in the home. With four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, High Dynamic Range for striking contrast, more intense color and uncompressed sound, […]

Why is the format called Blu-ray?

The name Blu-ray comes from the fact that the laser beam which reads the data from Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs is blue, instead of the red beam used in DVDs and CDs. The blue laser is at the […]

What does Ultra HD mean?

Ultra HD is the next generation standard for video entertainment. For the sharpest, clearest picture, Ultra HD has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (also known as 4K resolution). That’s four times the 1,920 x 1,080 pixels found in […]

What is HDR?

High Dynamic Range represents an expanded range of both color and contrast, providing an image where there’s a greater difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown […]

What are the differences between DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray formats?

DVDs offer 4.7Gb of storage, whereas Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray increases this capacity by five to 20 times – allowing discs to store the higher volumes of data needed to support Full HD and Ultra HD viewing. This is […]

What does “Immersive Sound” mean?

Immersive sound refers to new “3D” surround sound formats which include speakers at different heights – for example, in the ceiling – to provide an even more immersive surround sound experience. Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray support immersive sound formats […]

What is Wide Color Spectrum?

Wide Color Spectrum allows Ultra HD Blu-rays to display over 75% of the visible color spectrum, producing a more vivid, lifelike image. Wide Color Spectrum can display twice the color range of current digital TVs.

Is 4K Ultra HD™ only about higher resolution?

4K Ultra HD is about more than just resolution. The format also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Spectrum, offering a greater range of brighter, more vivid colors than ever before. It also supports progressive frame rates of […]

Is it possible to record data or video onto a Blu-ray Disc?

Yes – Recordable Blu-ray Discs (BD-R) are available for storing data and video. BD-R requires a dedicated Blu-ray recorder or computer disc drive.