The research firm DisplaySearch is predicting that worldwide sales of Blu-ray players will triple this year and double next year as prices fall, more titles get released in the Blu-ray format, and more people continue to purchase HDTVs. Blu-ray, for those of you who don’t know, is an optical disc format that enables recording, rewriting, and playback of high-definition (HD) video. These discs also have more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc.
Blu-ray players let you enjoy the full 1080p high-definition experience your HDTV was made to deliver. If you’ve been putting off buying a new Blu-ray player until prices dropped to an amount more in line with the cost of a conventional DVD player, your wait is finally over. Major manufacturers are now offering Blu-ray players for less than $300, including the Sony Blu-ray Disc Player (model BDPS350), the Samsung Black Blu-ray Player (model BDP1500), and the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player (model DMPBD30K).
All the major Hollywood studios are releasing their latest films on Blu-ray discs, including recent blockbusters like “Iron Man.” In addition, they are converting their back catalogs to the Blu-ray format, so now you can enjoy your favorite movies from the past like you’ve never seen them before—in brilliant high-definition.
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