Solved what is the difference between DVD and Blue-Ray?

February 3, 2014 at 12:04:03
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I was looking at some movies on sale and some of them said DVD and some said Blue-ray, the salesman I talked to (a young man who did not want to answer my questions) said " one won't work on the other" then he walked away.
We have a DVD VHF player at our vacation home, which is in the forest and does NOT have TV. OR internet there. so we play tapes, would like to get some more movies, but, don't know which ones will work. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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February 3, 2014 at 12:16:42
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DVD players play DVDs only, BluRay players play BluRay discs and DVDs. So unless you have a BluRay player at your vacation home, stick with DVDs.

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February 3, 2014 at 13:00:26
Hi riider:
you really helped me alot! Because I was going back to the store tomorrow and buy 3 or 4 movies and they were a combination of both DVD and BluRay movies.
they did not cost very much on sale about $14 each but, buying 2 or 3 that we could not use would have been bad too.
So thanks again for your help. Nicki

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February 4, 2014 at 09:09:13
Hi Nick,

you have not advised your location, but if I understand you correctly you view tapes.

Here in the UK, charity shops are full of tapes at almost giveaway prices, which you might like to consider. Also, ebay have cd's and dvd's at good prices, often cheaper when not from one's own country, but be careful of region codes.

Just to clarify, essentially (although not strictly accurate) CD's were 1st generation, DVD's were 2nd and Blu Ray 3rd. Each generation being better than the previous one. e.g. DVD's have a far greater capacity than CD's. Generally a later generation player can play earlier generation disks.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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February 4, 2014 at 12:19:02
Hi Mike:
Thaniks for your answer, I live in the United States, Our vacation home is in the National forest just outside of Yosemite National Park, I'm sure you have heard of that place. Beautiful, except we do not have cable yet for internet or TV. so we have been watching movies on our VHF tapes and also on DVD's
thanks again for your answer. Nicki

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