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Old 02-25-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
pravardhan pravardhan is offline
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Default Can I read the Blu-Ray disk using DVD Drives?

Can I read the Blu-Ray disk using DVD Drives? Or just changing the lens, can I read the disk? :?
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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Can you use a cd player to read a dvd? It's the same thing basically. The pits of a Blu-Ray disc are smaller and more densely packed than on a dvd and so cannot be read by a dvd lens. Blu-Ray uses a narrower wavelegnth frequency to read it's discs. Dvd lasers use a longer wavelegnth and so cannot read Blu-Ray discs. Also, Blu-Ray discs transfer information at a higher rate, (36MBps), compared to dvd which is roughly 10MBps, (I think).
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:44 PM   #3
erdega79 erdega79 is offline
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of course not. You need a blu ray player to read to read blu ray's as well dvd's.
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