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Everything You Want to Know About Blu-ray

Diana Joan

Jul 08, 2016 08:41 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Speaking of HD video, you must think of Blu-ray. Yes, Blu-ray 1080p movie is the HD video you can see nowadays when 4K is not used in videos. So do you really know Blu-ray? Do you know how to play Blu-ray? Here, let’s talk about Blu-ray.

What is Blu-ray?


Blu-ray (not Blue-ray) also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a new optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data...

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Best Laptop With Blu-ray Drive

Diana Joan

Dec 22, 2015 03:28 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

So, if you are looking to buy a powerful and the best Blu-ray laptop, there are many models in the market. The best Blu-ray laptop has features like at the least 500 GB of storage, i7/i5 processor, at-least 4GB RAM etc. The screen is at the least 13 inch, which has HD display resolution. The other noteworthy features include Dolby Home Theater stereo speakers, a 1080p HDMI output and Bluetooth connectivity. For Graphics feature, you have NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor in the best Blu-ray laptops. Some of the best laptops also have back lit keyboards.

The designs of these laptops with Blu-rays are very sleek and available in different colors. They are very pleasing to eyes and the keyboards are nicely laid out. These laptops are also very thin and easy to carry anywhere...

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Everything About Aspect Ratio

Diana Joan

Sep 02, 2014 06:17 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Aspect ratio is the way movie directors specify the actual size of the image that will be projected in the theater, as well as in the home. These ratios often confuse the heck out of consumers and the numbers can often be unwieldy. Traditional standard-definition television sets are built to operate at a 4:3 aspect ratio, which is much squarer than the 16:9 aspect ratio that is commonly found in HDTV broadcasts.

Aspect Ratio

The motion picture industry puts a value of 1.0 to the video image’s height. Therefore, an “anamorphic” frame is described as 2.40:1 or “2.40.” In American movies, the common projection ratios are 1.85:1 and 2.40:1. CinemaScope, also known as 2.35:1, is another popular format used in filmmaking. Digital cinema uses 2.4:1 aspect ratio...

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About DTS-HD Master Audio

Diana Joan

Sep 01, 2014 06:21 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

DTS-HD Master Audio is the latest uncompressed audio format and is available on Blu-ray discs. It is the DTS standard for high-definition audio output.  This format competes with Dolby TrueHD. With upwards of 7.1 channels of discrete surround sound and connected via copy-protected HDMI cables, DTS-HD Master Audio is at the pinnacle of surround sound technology for home theater.

DTS-HD Master Audio

As the premium high definition audio format for all applications, DTS-HD Master Audio is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. DTS-HD Master Audio includes the DTS “Core” track which is a lossy format but can be output via digital outputs (like optical or coax). DTS-HD MA has variable bitrates up to 24.5 mbps.

The only two ways to get DTS-HD Master Audio is either via HDMI to a receiver that can decode it...

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All About DTS Surround Sound

Diana Joan

Aug 31, 2014 06:44 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

In the home theater market, AC-3 and DTS are close in terms of audio performance. Digital Theater Systems (DTS) is a family of lossy formats designed for the efficient encoding of surround sound, originally developed to support motion picture presentations in theaters. This Web page provides general, introductory information about the whole family.

Top 5 Home Theater Systems with Dolby Digital
Top 7 Home Theater Systems with Digital Tuners

Created in 1993 for the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park, DTS surround sound quickly made its way onto Laserdiscs and then ultimately to DVD in the mid-1990s as a popular alternative to Dolby Digital. DTS, like Dolby Digital, is a lossy (compressed) surround sound format capable of discrete 5.1 and 6...

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All About Dolby Digital (AC3)

Diana Joan

Aug 30, 2014 06:33 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Dolby Digital (code-named AC3) is a compressed, lossy surround sound format that boomed with the rise in popularity of DVD in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is also the standard audio format for HDTV programming. With one digital cable from a DVD player and ultimately other sources like satellite and digital cable boxes, home theater enthusiasts could get discrete surround sound for six or more channels. This means that they could hear unique sounds coming from each of their rear speakers, which created much more detailed, cinema-like surround sound effects at home.

Dolby Digital (AC3)

Dolby Digital was preceded by Dolby Pro Logic, a 4.0 format found on many VHS tapes.

With the advent of Blu-ray, Dolby released two new codecs for the new disc format...

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Everything About Dolby TrueHD

Diana Joan

Aug 29, 2014 06:51 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Dolby technologies have dramatically improved the way we experience high definition movies. And dolby TrueHD produces audio that is identical to—and every bit as spectacular as—the master recording. It lets you experience the full potential of Blu-ray, and is even ready for the future.  Here let’s discuss the definition and explanation of Dolby TrueHD.


Dolby TrueHD is a high definition digital-based surround sound format that supports up to 8-channels of surround decoding and is bit-for-bit identical to a studio master recording.


Dolby True HD is one of the two best surround sound formats found in today’s Blu-ray-based home theater systems...

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Five Items Needed For a Home Theater

Diana Joan

Jul 25, 2014 03:49 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

A home movie theater allows you to bring the excitement of the big screen to your house, and that is why so many people are going in this direction so that they can have fabulous experiences without leaving the house. The problem with the home theater is that it consists of many different parts that need to work together, and it can be a real pain to ensure that you are combining the right elements.

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So you need thoughtful planning and careful selection before assembling your home theater makes the experience that much better, and this guide will show you how to plan and buy the right items to put together a good home theater that you will be proud to show it off.

Building a Home Theater


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What about DTS-HD Master Audio, How to rip/decode it

Diana Joan

Jul 18, 2014 06:08 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio or just DTS-HD is a combined lossless/lossy audio codec created by Digital Theater System, commonly used for surround-sound movie soundtracks on Blu-ray Disc. DTS-HD Master Audio may be transported to AV receivers in 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channels, at lossless quality, in one of three ways depending on player and/or receiver support.

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It replaces the old DTS audio (actually it extends it) and its main goal is to allow a bit-to-bit representation of the original movie’s studio master soundtrack. If you are unaware with the lossless term, it is a compression method that allows you to have the exact original data from the compressed data after extraction, in contrast to lossy formats which only allows an approximation of the original data to be reconstructed...

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Experience Superior Sound Quality with Blu-ray

Diana Joan

Jul 17, 2014 08:34 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Blu-ray Movie-watching Experience

Now that streaming video-on-demand services like VUDU, Netflix, and iTunes offer movies at a 1080p resolution, many people have sounded the death knell for the Blu-ray high-definition disc format. Blu-ray may very well be the last mass-market video disc format, when it comes to serious movie watching through my home theater system, when I want not only the best A/V experience but the best movie-watching experience, Blu-ray is still the way to go… Now that the format war is officially over and Blu-ray has been proclaimed the winner, people are constantly raising questions about whether there really is any difference in the quality of audio between DVD and Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Playing

Apparently there is a clear difference as Bluray can offer as much as 7...

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Difference between Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio

Diana Joan

Jul 16, 2014 06:32 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge


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Which do you prefer: Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio?

Hello people. I recently purchased new speakers (Acesonic 510 speakers)and a pioneer 819 av receiver capable of decoding TrueHD and DTS HD. Since my previous setup was only able to decode dolby digital and dts, how much better are the new formats? I imagine they are pretty noticeable considering the difference in quality I heard while comparing dts to dts 96/24. What are your thoughts about the new formats?

-I also have to admit a personal bias favoring DTS.

DTS HD Master audio Vs Dolby TrueHD

Just wondering peoples opinions on the two codecs. To me, DTS HD MSTR sounds clearer than Dolby THD, with the latter seeming more bassy and less detailed...

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Experience Blu-ray movies at home with different surround formats

Diana Joan

Jun 04, 2014 07:45 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Sound that can match the studio’s master tapes… the theoretical ultimate in sound quality.

Most Blu-ray Discs have lossless audio, which means, obviously, no loss of sound quality. In short, the sound quality from Blu-ray Discs is capable of matching the master tapes from the studio.

If you have a sound system capable of using the lossless audio formats, the difference in sound quality is just as apparent as the difference in video quality. In fact, when doing demonstrations in my own home theater before I even get to explain that the sound as well as the video is high-definition the viewers make comments such as “Wow, the sound!” or “I’ve never heard sound like that anywhere.”

What do I need to experience lossless sound?

First of all, if you are just running the sound throug...

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