is Blu-Ray also called 1080P Full HD ?

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  1. augustya macrumors 68030

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    is Blu-Ray and 1080P Full HD the same ? Different names of the same thing ?
     
  2. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So Blu-Ray and 1080P Full HD are tewo different hings ? Then what Quality Resolution is Blu-Ray then ?
     
  3. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    Blu-Ray is the name of a standard given by a Consortium of studios, manufacturers and other organizations, to their successor format to the DVD.

    For a while we had another VHS/BetaMax battle, this time with Blu-Ray going up against another standard known as HD DVD pushed primarily by Toshiba, but with the having of support of a few studios as well.

    Eventually Blu-Ray prevailed and won the battle.

    Initially pushing just HD, Blu-Ray now supports 4K media as well.
     
  4. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So Blu-Ray could also mean 1080P and it could also Mean 4K right ?
     
  5. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Blu-RAy is a media distribution of whatever resolution and aspect ratio the media supplier wants to publish. It could be anything from data, SD, 720, 480. 1080, 2k, now 4k and all the aspect ratios that go with it. Many disks have multiple resolutions of media. Usually the package will tell you the content.

    So don't think of Blue-Ray as 1080p.
     
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    It doesn't mean anything like that per se. The technology behind the format however has been expanded to allow for 4k as well now and probably 8k in the future.

    It's a format for digital discs - the resolution of the media stored is irrelevant to the name. Nothing of a Blu-Ray disc is fixed and it's just a feasible to have a B&W classic silent movie from the turn of the 20th century on a Blu-Ray disc as it is to have a 4K HDR 10 movie encoded with Dolby Atmos for sound.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    They are two completely different things. And 1080p and Full HD is the same, so no need to write both.
     
  8. dwig macrumors 6502a

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    Also, "Blu-Ray" only exists on the optical media. Once output, whether fed to a monitor or copied to a HD, it is no longer Blu-Ray.
     
  9. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Blu Ray is a delivery medium, like a VHS or DVD before that, just with more storage space than a DVD (which held 4.7 to 8.5 GB, depending on what kind of DVD).
    A Blu Ray can currently hold up to 50 GB, but 100 GB BD discs might be on the horizon.

    1080p or Full HD refer to video resolution, namely 1920x1080 pixels.

    As said before, Blu Ray discs can hold data in different file formats and thus is not bound to just 1080p.
     

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