CHAPTER 9Blu-ray

The Blu-ray optical disc system was developed as a successor to the DVD-Video format and as a competitor to the failed HD DVD format. Blu-ray is a consumer disc system that is widely used to play motion pictures with high-definition resolution. Its picture quality is greater than that of standard-definition DVD and meets broadcast high-definition DTV standards. In addition, a stereoscopic (3D) video Blu-ray specification has been introduced. Blu-ray is also used to distribute video games, and recordable and rewritable media are available. Blu-ray accommodates a variety of lossy and lossless audio formats. It can reproduce very high-quality multichannel sound and also provides long playing times. Blu-ray employs content protection ...

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