By Jim Taylor, Michael Zink, Charles Crawford, Christen Armbrust

The most up-to-date advice and strategies for purchasing the utmost from Blu-ray Technology

Blu-ray Disc Demystified presents the most up-tp-date info and purposes to be had for this well known high-definition optical disc layout. Written through a staff of specialists with quite a lot of adventure in DVD and high-definition construction, this thorough, skill-building advisor information Blu-ray's many positive aspects, codecs, and applications.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified presents exhaustive insurance of the multitude of construction and authoring strategies, whereas explaining how the traditional and high-definition DVD requirements dovetail and/or conflict with similar electronic media criteria. The authors additionally supply distinct descriptions of Blu-ray's strengths, in addition to frank exams of its weaknesses and customary traps that regularly ensnare new clients. Blu-ray Disc Demystified is the main complete and useful advisor to be had for navigating the various demanding situations, alterations, and possibilities linked to Blu-ray technology.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides:

  • precise evaluate of Blu-ray know-how
  • In-depth assurance of codecs, good points, and functions
  • the newest information on content material safety
  • pointers on utilizing Blu-ray in the house, workplace, and faculty
  • The proof at the back of the myths surrounding Blu-ray
  • crucial information about creation
  • interplay paradigms
  • sincere exams of Blu-ray's pitfalls

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1). Although the new prefixes have not caught on, they are a valiant effort to solve the problem. The main strike against them is that they sound a bit silly. 28 gibibytes, or GiB. The prefix for kilobinary is kibi, and the prefix for terabinary is tebi, yielding kibibytes and tebibytes. Jokes about “kibbles and bits” and “teletebis” are inevitable. As if all this were not complicated enough, data transfer rates, when measured in bits per second, are almost always multiples of 1000, but when measured in bytes per second 3The new binary prefixes are detailed in IEC 60027-2-am2 (1999-01): Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology.

After all, the first edition of DVD Demystified (the predecessor to this book) had predicted three years earlier that CSS would be compromised. In spite of this, frenetic press reports portrayed a “shocked” movie industry, taken aback by the failure of the system that was supposed to protect its assets. DVD-Audio player manufacturers announced a six-month 9It took two years for DVD to reach the first million-copy point for a title. Audio CD took four years with George Michael’s Faith, and it took 11 years before a million VHS copies of Top Gun were shipped.

Despite the exceptional picture quality of both laserdisc and CED, they were quickly overwhelmed by the eruption of VHS VCRs in the late 1970s, which started out at twice the price of laserdisc players but soon dropped below them. The first video rental store in the United States opened in 1977, and the number grew rapidly to 27,000 in the late 1990s. Direct sales of prerecorded movies to customers, known as sell-through, began in 1980. In 2008, the home video market was a $24 billion business in the US and generated over $50 billion worldwide.

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