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Blu-Ray vs DVD compatibility


If you're wondering will Blu-ray be backwards compatible with DVD, the answer is yes. Several leading consumer electronics companies (including Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Pioneer, Sharp and LG) have already demonstrated products that can read/write CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs using a BD/DVD/CD compatible optical head, so you don't have to worry about your existing DVD collection becoming obsolete.

In fact, most of the Blu-ray players coming out will support upscaling of DVDs to 1080p/1080i, so your existing DVD collection will look even better than before. While it's up to each manufacturer to decide if they want to make their products backwards compatible with DVD, the format is far too popular to not be supported. The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) expects every Blu-ray Disc device to be backward compatible with DVDs.
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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD compatibility


Do you know if a region free BluRay player can play any region of regular DVDs? For that matter, do region free BluRay players exist?

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There will be new players on the market which will be region free soon but in the mean time here is a site which shows films that are already ergion free

Link: Region Free Movies

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Thanks, Wiz!

I found some region-free BluRay players, but, yikes, they're too expensive for me! I wanted it because there's this DVD company in England called Eureka that makes DVDs as good as the Criterion Collection but won't play on American DVD players.
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your welcome Ivan emoticon
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There is a Blu-ray player in our new RV...sure wish they'd get more movies out on Blu-ray! emoticon

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give it a few months queeny and they'll be more popular, I'm still waiting for the right one to come along which suits my pocket
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Queeny, on the plus side, your Blu Ray player should make your regular DVDs look better than they would on a DVD player.
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It does....most definitely! emoticon

However, I have to say that a regular movie in that player the sound needs only be up to about 35 for voices, but with a blu ray.....I have to crank it up to 65 or almost MAX to hear them speaking........really weird! emoticon

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I didn't know that. I plan on getting a Blu Ray one day with a large plasma TV for my basement. I'd better make sure to get a nice sound system with it too.

Errr...once my budget says it's okay.
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