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  1. Blu-ray Technology By Ben Henley and Will Culberson

  2. What is Blu-ray? • A new format for optical storage • Helps enable high definition video: • Recording • Rewriting • Playback • Allows storage of large amounts of data

  3. Where did it get its name? • The name Blu-ray comes from the technology, which uses a blue-violet laser to read and write data. • The name is a combination of "Blue" (blue-violet laser) and "Ray" (optical ray). • The “e” was removed in order for the name to be trademarked

  4. Who developed Blu-ray? • Blu-ray Disc Association • Consists of over 170 different companies • Board of Directors made up of 18 different companies • Large companies included on the Board of Directors: • Apple Computer, Inc. • Dell, Inc. • LG Electronics, Inc. • Mitsubishi Electronics, Inc. • Sony Corporation • Warner Bros. Entertainment • Walt Disney Pictures

  5. What is the benefit? • Amount of storage space • 25GB on single-layer • 50GB on duel-layer • Makes high definition available on disc • Over 9 hours of HD storage capacity on the 50GB disc • Backwards compatible • Blu-ray players also able to play DVDs • Near perfect visual effects • Playstation 3 will use Blu-ray technology

  6. Benefits continued… • More protection • Blu-ray disc are hard coated, which protects them from scratches and smudges that destroy DVDs • Long Life • Manufacturers claim that information written to a disc will last for 50 years • Copy write protection • Advanced Access Content System (AACS) • ROM Mark

  7. Blu-ray vs. DVD

  8. Any Questions??