Blu Ray Blu Ray discs are now the leading format of viewing ﬁlms in HD. Blu Ray discs have a large amount of available data as they contains 25g within a single layer and they can feature up to 3 layers! BluRay also has its own network for real movie goers as they can upload there own reviews and documentarys while the ﬁlm is playing. Blu Ray was released on June 2006
HD DvD HD DvD was worldwide released on April 18, 2006. HD DvD can contains up to two layers each containing 15gig which opens up for a total of 30gig available upon HD DVD’s. This around three times as much of an average DvD.
Which is better? These are the two primary formats that were released to enable the viewer to ﬁnally watch their movies in high deﬁnition. Both of these models were released in 2006 but now only one remains today.
Why did Blu Ray win ? There are multiple reasons behind Blu Ray coming out on top. First off being that ﬁnancially Blu Ray had the upper hand in support from major studios where as the support that HD DvD received was not to match. Another reason was that when playing longer ﬁlms the quality from the HD DvD would begin to fade as the ﬁlm progressed where as with Blu Ray it remained consistent throughout. Another being that Blu Ray features more available data, and also Blu Ray was supported by a live system that owners of Blu Ray could access and join in with.
Why didn’t HD DvD win ? The reasons for HD DvD losing the format war are mainly due to its obsolete quality’s when compared to the Blu Ray disc, although there is also some luck involved as Sony managed to get the Blu Ray disc backed by a major company which was enough to take the HD DvD out of the ﬁght.
ComparisonBlu Ray HD DvDSpecs SpecsMax Capacity: 128GB 30GBEncoding: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1 VC-1, MPEG-2, H.264Developed By: BluRay Disc Association DVD ForumUsage: Data Storage, HD Video 1080P, Data Storage, HD Video 1080PHD Audio Stereoscopic 3D, PS3 GamesThe last HD DVD player was made in 2008 as warner brothers said it would stop making them by June