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Old 02-24-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Blu-ray Disc = BD, BR or BRD?

We all say DVD instead of Digital Versatile Disc. How long until we start to call Blu-ray Disc either BRD or BD? I know some of us type/write it as BD for short, but does anybody refer to it as BRD or BD?
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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o yeah, and we should all be thankful that we don't have to say HD-DVD for the next several decades
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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BD= Blu-ray is one word and disc is seperate. BD is most appropriate initial
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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BD is the correct acronym

https://www.blu-ray.com/faq/#bluray_name

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The correct full name is Blu-ray Disc, not Blu-ray Disk (incorrect spelling)
The correct shortened name is Blu-ray, not Blu-Ray (incorrect capitalization) or Blue-ray (incorrect spelling)
The correct abbreviation is BD, not BR or BRD (wrong abbreviation)

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Old 02-24-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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I say Blu-ray. But may type out BD.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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We will never say BD. The only reason we say DVD is because its shorter (3 sylables) than Digital Versitile Disc (8, I believe). Blu-ray and BD are both only two sylables, it is not shorter to say BD than Blu-ray and blu-ray sounds better.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #7
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We will never say BD. The only reason we say DVD is because its shorter (3 sylables) than Digital Versitile Disc (8, I believe). Blu-ray and BD are both only two sylables, it is not shorter to say BD than Blu-ray and blu-ray sounds better.
that's a good point
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
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though i must point out that saying just Blu-ray would lead to the acronym BR not BD. So it is easier to say BD than Blu-ray Disc.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:16 PM   #9
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We will never say BD. The only reason we say DVD is because its shorter (3 sylables) than Digital Versitile Disc (8, I believe). Blu-ray and BD are both only two sylables, it is not shorter to say BD than Blu-ray and blu-ray sounds better.
very good point, never really looked at it like that, makes sense to me.
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Blu-ray = Blu-ray

No acronyms needed.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:29 PM   #11
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Sometime I type BLU.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:32 PM   #12
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I use BD when I'm referring to the Blu-ray DISCS specifically, and not the greater concept of Blu-ray, Blu-ray hardware or the BDA.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:40 PM   #13
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I either call it Blu-Ray or BD.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:23 AM   #14
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i type BD but i say blu ray disc. i have to add the disc part because i hate hearing people saying bluray DVD. its just one of those things that just kills me to hear. so its kind of a thing to try to educate the public. in a few years when people stop calling them bluray dvds ill be used to saying blu ray disc.
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The insiders said BD came first. Then it took two years to figure out what BD should mean. I say BD, occasionally Blu-ray but never BRD.


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Old 02-25-2008, 03:46 AM   #16
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Most of the time I type BD and say blu-ray.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:09 AM   #17
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We used to ask, "do you have that movie on DVD?"

Now we ask, "do you have that movie on blu-ray?"

I think people will always just say blu-ray.
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For some reason "BRD" seems to be very popular on AVS. You can tell we're getting some AVS exiles lately, because "BRD" is popping up here more and more lately.

Anyway, "BRD" is flat-out wrong as "BD" is the official shortened version of the name. The only way I could see going with something other than what the BDA wants it to be called is if "BD" already referred to something in this realm and thus could be a source of confusion. Since I haven't heard of any other "BD" in the AV world, I don't see any reason to overrule what the BDA wants.

"BRD" is just people making up their own acronym or people with a subconscious need for a TLA (three-letter acronym).
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May be when the name Blu-ray itself becomes mainstream. Even then I think Blu-ray sounds cooler.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:24 AM   #20
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The official Blu-ray Disc abbreviation is BD.

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