Blu-ray vs. DVD

DVD and Blu-ray comparison

Generally, Blu-ray is quite similar to DVD. The players look the same, the discs look the same, and even the disc menus are similar. Then what are the differences?

Blu-ray brings three major improvements over DVD: better image quality, better sound quality, and more special features. All three are made possible by the larger storage capacity of Blu-ray, which is capable of storing 50GB of information on a single Blu-ray Disc, compared with DVDs, which can hold about 8GB.

Feature

DVD

Blu-ray

Maximum native resolutions supported via HDMI

EDTV (480p)

HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p)

Disc capacity

4.7GB (single layer)
8.5GB (dual layer)

25GB (single layer)
50GB (dual layer)

Video capacity (per dual-layer disc)

SD: approximately 3 hours

SD: approximately 23 hours
HD: 8.5 or 5.6 hours, depending on encoding method

Compatible video game consoles

PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360

PlayStation 3

Player prices

$99 and less

$170+ for Profile 1.1 players
$250+ for Profile 2.0 players
$400 for PlayStation 3

Movie prices

$6 and more (retail)

$20 to $28 (retail)

Number of titles available at the end of 2008

90,000-plus

about 1,000

Set-top recorders available now

Yes

No

Copy protection/digital rights management

Macrovision, CSS

AACS, ICT, BD+, BD-ROM Mark

Region-coded discs and players

Yes

Yes

 

 

Blue-Cloner 2019 V8.60.829 Released

Sep.27, 2019

  • Support more new movies
  • Fixed some bug