Thursday, 20 November 2014

Welcome to Deep Blu-ray Sea

The title says it all, well, it doesn't but it does say that you are welcome. So now, what's next? Well, there will be a few questions that should hopefully give you a better understanding of what this whole shebang is.

What is Deep Blu-ray Sea?
Deep Blu-ray Sea is a blog dedicated to the optical media format that is the Blu-ray Disc, also referred to as Blu-ray, BD-ROM or just BD. Though some use BR which isn't the correct initialism. 

Blu-ray? WTF is that?
Unless you have been living in seclusion for a long time, you should know that Blu-ray is a disc format that was first released to the public in 2006. It has a maximum storage capacity of 50GB (so far) and is predominantly used for High Definition media such as movies, TV shows and games. Currently, the highest resolution possible with BD is 1080p, or 1920x1080, which is known as Full HD. In 2015, 4K Blu-ray movies will be released along with new players (no idea if existing players will be able to run them) and 4K is twice the resolution of 1080p not 4x (the 4K moniker refers to 4 million pixels, twice that of 1080p which is around 2 million).

What will Deep Blu-ray Sea be covering?
Deep Blu-ray Sea will be focused on Blu-ray movies and maybe TV box-sets. Games could also be covered as there are three gaming consoles that use Blu-ray: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Wii U does also use Blu-ray but it's not officially licensed so they aren't technically BD. Sorry plumber aficionados.

What will Deep Blu-ray Sea not be covering?
Anything to do with the Twilight series, or the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie. Did you know 50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fan-fiction? Stephanie Meyer has a lot to answer for.

Well, that just about covers it, so thanks for reading and there should be more to come very soon.