The Blu-ray format is one of the foremost innovations in storage and entertainment technology, prevailing over the once-ruling DVD format. It allows for ultra-large data storage (a disc could hold up to 25 gigs, while a dual-layer disc, 50 gigs - or 9 hours of HD video) and high-definition video viewing, even as it retains the standard CD and DVD format consumers are familiar with. Blu-ray works with a blue-violet laser, and it offers great quality viewing as never before. If you're looking to find out how to buy Blu-ray format movies, here are some handy guidelines for you:
Know the websites where you could buy Blu-ray format movies. Go direct to blu-ray.com to find listings of Blu-ray format movies currently available. Some of the newly-released movies include Cloudy With as Chance of Meatballs, Inglorious Basterds and Up. Search the website by genre, by title or by studio. Be guided also by the posted movie reviews, also at this website. Prices range from about $9.99 (for old titles) to about $21.99. You could also purchase TV series episodes here. Other sites where you could buy Blu-ray format movies include buybluraymovies.com, dvdplanet.com and cdwow.com. Of course, you could also buy Blu-ray format movies at trading websites such as amazon.com and ebay.com.
Be guided by movie reviews. Just because a movie's in HD doesn't mean it magically becomes a great one. Make sure you read movie reviews so you would truly enjoy the movie you're seeing in such fine detail.
Have the proper region code. Depending on where you live, the disc you purchase will have a particular code or region. Region A consists of America (North and South) plus areas in southeast Asia, including Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea; Region B is for Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and southwest Asia; and Region C is allotted for central and south Asia, China and Russia. Make sure that your Blu-ray disc has the same region as your Blu-ray player.
Have a Blu-ray player. You wouldn't be able to play a Blu-ray format movie on a regular DVD player, so having a Blu-ray player is mandatory. The good news is, you'd be able to play DVD movies on a Blu-ray player, so you won't have to worry about your old DVD's going obsolete. By the way, Playstation 3 is able to support Blu-ray format movies. Find players in websites such as blu-ray.com, and buyblurayplayers.com. Brands you could choose from include Sony, LG, Samsung, Sharp and Panasonic. Be guided by user's reviews, such as those found at pcworld.com.
Have an HDTV. There's no point watching a high-def movie on standard-def television, so of course you have to watch your movie on an HDTV, preferably with a sound-surround system. Be guided on how to buy HDTV's at websites such as pcworld.com, hdtvtest.co.uk and buyblorge.com.
There you have it! These are just some of the pointers to remember when buying Blu-ray format movies. So if you'd like to have an unforgettable movie experience, blue would be the color for you! And then again, you could always just go to the movie houses. Whichever works for you, here's to a great movie experience!