Samsung Blu-ray Player

Picture quality has always been an important part of your home theatre system. After spending thousands of dollars on a television, there are still other electronics to add to your room. Most people will purchase a surround sound system as well, and hopefully the system uses a Blu-ray player. If it does not, you may want to consider purchasing a Blu-ray DVD player, especially if you want to watch your DVD’s in high definition.

Blu-ray players made their way on the market with little interest at first. The price tag used to be out of reach for most people, and the only feasible way to own a Blu-ray player was to purchase a Playstation 3 unit that included it. However, Blu-ray players are now made to be very affordable and just about anyone can include it into their home entertainment system.

What Makes Blu-ray Players Different?
A Blu-ray DVD player is far superior to your typical DVD player for many reasons. The main advantage of Blu-ray is that it is video in high definition. Other than that, you have the ability to record, rewrite, and playback the Blu-ray discs you use. The Blu-ray discs are also a great improvement on normal writable DVD’s as they have a much higher storage capacity. You can store up to 25GB on a single-layer Blu-ray disc, and up to 50GB on a dual-layer Blu-ray disc.

Not only are you offered higher quality and extra space but the player can also work with a larger variety of video and audio codecs. This means that whenever you burn a video from your computer onto the disc, there should be no issues playing it. Most DVD player’s can only play a few types of codec, other then DIVX DVD players, which are pretty adapt to the variety of codecs being used.

How Blu-ray Works
The technical process that a DVD player goes through to red an optical disc involves using a red laser, but this is not the case for Blu-ray players. With a Blu-ray DVD player it will use a blue-violet laser. The name behind the player is obviously based on this aspect of the technology, but it also has a major difference in video streaming quality as well.

With a blue-violet laser, the wavelength is much shorter than it would be for a red laser. With a blue-violet laser’s wavelength at only 405nm, and the red laser being at 650nm, there is a major difference. A shorter wavelength allows for a more precise reading of the disc and ultimately the quality of the video will be better.

Why Buy Samsung?
There are many brands of Blu-ray DVD players to choose from. Some of the more common and popular choices include Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, and LG. Obviously if you purchase from any of the reputable brands you will be getting a good product, but you want to find the best right?

The history behind the Samsung name alone is enough to make it a worthy investment. Also, Samsung offers a variety of players to fit your needs. You can easily find something within your price range that will last for a very long time. If you buy a Samsung Blu-ray DVD player you will not be disappointed. Lastly, the warranties offered by Samsung are generally superior to the average alternative but this is not completely necessary as these are designed as heavy duty players that will last forever.

What Do I Need To Use A Blu-ray DVD Player?
You cannot just hook up a Blu-ray DVD player to a small 19″ television set, nor would you want to anyway. There are a number of components that you will need in order for your home entertainment system to be compatible with a Blu-ray DVD player. The most important component would be the connecting cables. You absolutely need HDTV cables and these cables must also offer HDMI. This will give you the highest quality video streaming possible. Besides the cables, you will need the aforementioned Blu-ray DVD player and Blu-ray discs. You can also play standard DVD discs on the Blu-ray DVD player but keep in mind that it will not be displayed in Blu-ray quality.

Also, it would be advised that you have a TV that already offers a high quality picture. There is not much sense in hooking up a Blu-ray DVD player to an older TV, so make sure your whole entertainment setup is proportionate.

This Samsung Blu-ray Player Review is Written/Updated on Jan 30th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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