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Blu Ray Players Buyer's Guide

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If you are looking for a BluRay DVD player then you really have two choices, either purchase a Sony Playstation 3 which has a BluRay player built-in or purchase a stand alone player.

Blu-ray players: Blu-ray players use a blue-violet laser (which is how Blu-ray got its name) to play Blu-ray discs as well as standard DVDs (typically read by a red laser), so you wonít have to start your movie collection from scratch.

Most Blu-ray players play DVDs at a resolution of 480p while others may limit DVD playback to a lower resolution of 480i. Blu-ray movies play back in high-definition 1080p and look sharper.

Many Blu-ray players will also play back other file formats (for example, MP3 music or JPEG photos burned to DVD) or types of discs such as CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs.

It is only wise to invest in a BluRay player if you own a High Definition TV, otherwise you will not see any benefit from owning a BluRay player.

To get the true high-definition Blu-ray Audio experience, you'll need to connect your Blu-ray player to your HDTV with a HDMI cable. The HDMI connection will allow you to play Blu-ray discs in the highest quality sound. So make sure your player comes with this cable or be prepared to purchase one in order to get your BluRay player working.

Make sure when you purchase a player that it comes with multiple ports. Keep in mind that HDMI (uncompressed digital video and audio signal) and Component (uncompressed video signal) are the only ports that support HD, though you can watch the content through Composite (A/V, RCA) or S-Video (video only). You`ll want to make sure you have the digital audio output option, for the best possible audio experience.

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