Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is a high-definition digital video disc (DVD). Blu-ray offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs offers consumers an unprecedented HD experience.
Not too long ago we saw the beginning and the end of the high definition video disc war. HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Blu-ray was the winner when it was backed by major video distributors, motion picture companies, and manufacturers. Blu-ray has seen growing support from home consumers for the past year. One of the reasons many have held out on buying into the new format is the high cost of the Blu-ray players. Standard DVD players are selling for less than $100, while Blu-ray players are selling for upwards from $260, but here’s a special short term offer from Dell:
Currently, Dell sells the Philips BDP 7200 for $239. (Best Buy is selling this machine for $349.) Use the follwoing coupon code at checkout, N20JW2GFZMKT0H, and you can save an additional $40 on the price. This offer expires tomorrow on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 AM Central time.
Technically speaking the Philips BDP720 Blu-ray Disc Player connects to your television via HDMI output, component video output, 5.1 channel audio line-out, composite video output, audio line-out, SPDIF output, SPDIF output (TOSLINK). It plays CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD, CD, DVD+R DL, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD-R DL. Media Format NTSC. Built-in Dolby Digital Audio Decoders, Output Resolutions are 1080i, 720p, 1080p, 480i, and 480p. It also plays JPEG photo formats, and comes with a remote control. It comes with a 1 year Service & Support warranty, and a limited 1 year warranty for parts and labor.