Whats The Difference Between Blu-ray and DVD?

hey, i was just wondering what the difference was between Blu-Ray Disks & DVD. can anyone tell me? thnx

http://www.dvdforum.org/faq-tech.htm

http://www.blu-ray.com/faq/

Wikipedia has a couple of articles that explain the differences in some detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvd

Short answer, dvds are an older, smaller capacity format that uses a red laser to read and write to the disks.

Blu ray is much newer, uses a blue laser, has roughly six times as much capacity and has much tougher encryption on the commercial movies.

Edit: Hey Troy…all those links ought to keep terminator busy for a while eh? :slight_smile:

oh thanx LOL yeah they are gunna take a while…thankx for the links…very helpful.:slight_smile: