Blu ray player
A Blu-ray player is the ultimate device for watching high definition movies providing crystal clear images with its high-definition video and data storage The name blu-ray originates from the blue ray or blue laser used to read the disc. Though often referred to as blue ray DVD players the blu ray player uses a different type of disc capable of storing 50 gigabytes of data or around 6 tomes the amount a DVD player can store on a DVD disc.
Cheap Blu-ray Players
Cheap blu-ray players are now available with a substantial drop in prices in recent months now that the technology has been available for a few years. We compare prices of blu ray players every day so if you’re looking for a cheap blu ray player deal you can compare prices from UK retailers in one place to find the best deal. The cheapest blu ray player now costs less than £150 and whilst DVD players are available for much less blu-ray players are set to replace the DVD format so may provide a cost saving in the long run and will certainly provide you with a higher quality of viewing. We’re confident that if you are looking for a new blu ray disc player that you will find the cheapest blu ray players with one search on our comparison engine.
Best Blu-ray player
It’s hard to say which the best blu-ray player is as new models regularly enter the market. We’ve included blu ray player reviews so you can see what we think and what other experts think. You can also read the reviews of other customers to help finds the best blu ray player for your budget.
Blu-ray Players History
The blu ray player was the victor in a two way battle between blu ray and HD DVD to develop a standard format for high definition optical discs. A number of companies were involved in an alliance called the Blu-Ray Disc Association which formed to push the blu ray disc as the format of choice. Sony was very heavily involved in this process along with Hitachi, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Sharp, Thomson and Samsung. Blu-ray won out as the preferred format over when Toshiba, the main backer of the HD DVD format announced on February 19th 2008 that it would no longer market or manufacture HD DVD players and recorders. By the end of 2008 over 1,220 blu ray titles were available ion the UK with many more blu ray disc titles being launched every month. If you want to read more about the history behind this technology you can do so at the Wikipedia blue ray player page.
Much has been talked about blu-ray recorders over the last 18 months and Panasonic are the likely to the first company to release blu-ray recorders in the UK very soon. Blu-ray recorders are likely to start at around £1,000 when then they first launch here. With Sky Plus proving such a success, it’s going to take something special for blu-ray recorders to really take off. One thing you can guarantee is that as soon as blu-ray recorders are released in the UK, you’ll be able to find the cheapest deals by comparing prices on Bluray Expert.
Why not Blue ray players?
Blue Ray players seemed like a logical name for a high definition player which used a blue ray to play discs. However blu-ray was deemed to sound slightly more futuristic and be a more marketable name than either blue-ray player or blue ray player. Thousands of people still search for blue-ray players rather than using the correct name so there is still some confusion amongst the general public! If we where to be pedantic we could tell you that blu ray players actually use a violet ray to read the disc so it’s not technically a blue ray anyway!