Can Portable DVD Players Play Blu-ray Movies

Can Portable DVD Players play Blu-ray Movies

If you talk about playing a DVD disc on a blu-ray Disc player then yes, it’s possible. However, if someone says that portable DVD players can play blu-ray discs, then it’s not feasible.

If any company is claiming such a thing, they are misleading their consumers. Even, if you have a Blu-ray disc player, you can’t share the video streaming to a portable DVD player in another room.

Why Portable DVD player can’t play Blu-ray discs?

You can’t play blu-Ray discs on your portable DVD player because blu-ray discs contain more audio and video information than a DVD player can read. Moreover, the “pits” that are used to store information on a DVD player are larger than a blu-ray disc. Devices need a blue laser to read the information on a blu-ray disc, whereas DVD players come with red lasers which make it impossible for them to support the blu-Ray format.

Blue lasers emit the light beam with a small wavelength, which is required to target on the small “pits” of a blu-ray disc whereas, red lasers focus on the larger “pits.”

How can Blu-ray disc players play DVDs?

Blu-ray is a new technology introduced into the market. So, all the companies manufacturing blu-ray disc players made sure that all the devices include both red and blue laser assemblies; supporting both blu-ray discs and  DVDs.

So, the light beam produced by the red laser is of longer wavelengths; authorizing it to read the larger pits punched on the CDs and the DVDs.

As soon you insert a DVD, blu-ray disc players turn on the red laser assembly so it can focus on the pits and read the DVD.

How to play Blu-ray movies on my portable DVD player?

If you’re looking for ways to play a nice video on your portable DVD player which is in blu-ray format then, there’s a solution.

What you need to do is copy the blu-ray disc data on your computer. Convert it into a format which is playable on your DVD player. You can check the product description of your particular device to know about the supported formats it can play. Usually, DVD players can support a variety of formats such as DVD, MP3, MPEG1, MPEG4, MP4, WMA, CD, XVID, JPEG, etc.

After converting, you can copy the file to a USB drive. Insert the USB drive into the USB port of your portable DVD player. Now, you can watch your blu-ray movie on your DVD player. Otherwise, there’s no way you can directly make your DVD player read the blu-ray disc.

Things to consider

The real part of you not having a blu-ray disc player is that you don’t have to pay extra money to buy the expensive blu-ray technology movies. You can only purchase a DVD which is cheaper than a blu-ray disc and enjoy your movies.

It’s a fact that blu-ray video quality is way superior to DVDs. But, there are some quality portable DVD players available in the market that provides you high-quality display. You can still enjoy the best of the DVD quality by spending less money.

If you have both blu-ray disc player and portable DVD player, then you should look for the combo packs at the nearest store which include both blu-ray and DVD version of a movie. You can buy the package and watch blu-ray disc on your blu-ray player and DVD on your portable DVD player.

How to play blu-ray movies?

If you have a PC, you can easily play blu-ray movies by installing applications that support blu-ray playback. There are several free applications available on the Internet that support blu-ray playback.

CyberLink PowerDVD is known software that you can install on your computer. It’s the commercial software designed to play blu-ray movies and videos.

However, if you have a pre-installed blu-ray disc drive on your computer then it certainly has the pre-installed blu-ray capable software. So, you can just insert the blu-ray disc inside the blu-ray drive and enjoy your favorite movies.

In case, you installed a blu-ray disc drive by yourself; it must have come with software CD. All you need to do is install the software, and you’re ready to watch your favorite movies in blu-ray technology.

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