The format war between Toshiba/HD DVD and Sony/Blu-ray is as strong as ever with the holidays approaching. With Halo 3 helping boost Xbox 360 sales, which can have the HD DVD attachment purchased, Sony has stepped up their game for Blu-ray.
Blu-ray is a next generation disc format for 1080p high definition content. If you want to get the best in high definition for you Hi-def TV you want to get Blu-ray. Here are the key benefits of Blu-ray:
- Up to 6x better resolution than DVD
- Progressive scanning delivers a smoother image than interlaced and stays sharper during motion
- High Definition sound, up to 7.1 channels of lossless high definition audio for a superior listening experience.
- Regular DVDs play on all existing Blu-ray Disc players
- Over 170 companies support Blu-ray, therefore more Hollywood movies and the top blockbusters are available on Blu-ray
- 5x more capacity than DVD and 66% more than HD DVD allowing for more space for higher quality audio, video and interactive content