CES 2014: Panasonic Announces New Blu-ray Players

We saw a lot of exciting new technologies at the International CES show in Las Vegas earlier this month. One of the ones that caught my eye was a new line of Blu-ray disc players from Panasonic. For 2014, the company is planning to launch a line of three Blu-ray players. I’m going to take […]

Blu-ray Problems? Try Updating Your Firmware

Although Blu-ray movies and discs have been on the market since 2006, the Blu-ray disc format is still evolving. With the introduction of new formats like Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray XL (BD-XL), the specifications for Blu-ray discs have been changed. In some cases, older players and recorders may require a firmware update in order to […]

Backward Compatibility of Optical Media

If you are not a wizard when it comes to CD and DVD technology, this article is for you! Optical media such as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs look very similar to one another. They are the same size, shape, and very close in weight. However, optical media discs are not universally interchangeable. Today I’m […]

Can You Upgrade a Blu-ray Player to be 3D-compatible?

We’ve written extensively about Blu-ray technologies during the past several weeks. One of the biggest advances in home entertainment since Blu-ray itself is this year’s introduction of 3D televisions, 3D Blu-ray players, and 3D movies for home users. As we have mentioned previously, this technology is going to expand greatly in the future. But what […]

How Are 3D Blu-ray Movies Authored?

The year 2010 has seen an explosion of 3D multimedia products hitting the market. Everywhere you look, there are 3D televisions, 3D Blu-ray players, and even the special glasses. 3D is the new buzzword in Hollywood. Even the new Tron movie opening this December will be in 3D! Some of you might already have your […]