Buying a Blu-Ray Player
Deciding to add a Blu-ray player to a home might seem like a simple solution for watching higher quality movies. However, not every single Blu-ray player is the same, and people need to know at least some basic information about the different types available before heading out to the store.
Looking to Buy a Blu-Ray Player
Before purchasing a piece of equipment, people should understand some of the specifications so that they truly understand how the piece works. Instead of getting home and wondering why the item is broken, they will know that it simply might be working in a different way than expected. For example, in an article entitled “How to Buy a Blu-ray Player,” Shane Buettner reminds potential consumers to steer toward newer models that have HDMI audio processing capabilities. On the other hand, older models of Blu-ray players cannot decode DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueTD, thereby requiring the user to convert to PCM in the player. Buettner also states that ultimately, these two types result in the same product; however, accessing “secondary audio for commentaries, PiP streams on the fly and the various sounds that accompany menu selections” on a PCM will require returning to the main menu each time.
Blu-Ray Player Features
Buyers should also consider how their Blu-ray players are going to be connected to the Internet, as this can occur as a result of purchasing accessories that allow for wireless Internet connectivity or from an Ethernet connection. Net access is necessary with Blu-ray players for speed of the machine and for software updates. Furthermore, customers considering a 3D player should make they know that if the player says “3D ready,” this means that they will have to purchase separate equipment to make it truly 3D. Furthermore, Buettner states that consumers will “get the best audio performance if separate components provide lossless audio capability.”
Brand Names For Your Bluray Player
With a sea of Blu-ray players available on the market, people also want to know which brand they should purchase. They could ask their family and friends what brands they have and how they have been working out for them. Of course, taking advice from a professional is more than helpful as well. In tests on various players, as explained by Buettner, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung all offer models that are of a high quality. Buettner describes them by saying that they “offer very good processing with a broad variety of discs.”
Blu-ray and PS3 Square Off
Is a Blu-ray player of the Playstation 3 a better purchase? Well, it partially depends upon for what the buyer is looking. Again, turning to the experts for some advice is quite helpful. Buettner makes a sweeping statement when he writes, “The PS3 is more devoid of playback issues than any player we’ve experienced.” This statement acts as a testament to the PS3’s reliability. However, the stability of Blu-ray players is increasing as well, making both tools fairly equal contenders.
Buying an piece of equipment is difficult, especially when the buyer is not tech-savvy. However, that does not mean that it is impossible. The information above provides some valuable tips for purchasing a Blu-ray player. Furthermore, people should also talk to professionals in the field about the advantages and disadvantages of the many brands and styles that are out there.
Paul is working for Quatrix Antennas in Sydney (Australia) and they specialize in TV antenna installations in homes and offices.