Best Blu-ray Movie Deals

12 Days of Deals, Day 10 is Live »
Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Blu-ray)
$79.99
15 hrs ago
Westworld: Season One (Blu-ray)
$16.99
15 hrs ago
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Hunter Killer 4K (Blu-ray)
$24.99
7 hrs ago
Audition (Blu-ray)
$29.33
14 hrs ago
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4K (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$79.99
 
Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
The Meg 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Crazy Rich Asians 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection (Blu-ray)
$12.99
 
Oliver! (Blu-ray)
$15.05
5 hrs ago
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray.com > Newbie Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2008, 12:24 AM   #41
iceman iceman is offline
Developer
 
iceman's Avatar
 
May 2003
13
65
11
1
6
5
Default

Video Home System: VHS
Compact Disc: CD
Digital Versatile Disc: DVD
Blu-ray Disc: BD
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 12:35 AM   #42
PeteS PeteS is offline
Active Member
 
PeteS's Avatar
 
Oct 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacHaggis View Post
I look at it this way:

Blu-ray is the media format

BD is the media
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crème Blu-ray View Post
Ahh, something else to think about: Once recordable media falls out of the rape-and-pillage price range and becomes commonplace, I'm sure we'll be talking about "BD-R's" and "BD-RE's".
We do already, even with the out-of-this-world pricing we are seeing. (We started out buying DVD-Rs at $20 each; now DVD-Rs cost less than the CD-Rs; so look forward to BD-Rs following this.)
I work mostly with BD-R, (Blu-ray Recordable disc)
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...px?EDC=1165444
but also use BD-RE, (Blu-ray Rewritable disc)
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...px?EDC=1394841

I guess other terms we use are BD-ROM and BD-Video to distinguish what's on the disc. (It's all in the sig. )

Last edited by PeteS; 02-26-2008 at 12:41 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 03:43 AM   #43
Old Geezer Old Geezer is offline
Expert Member
 
Old Geezer's Avatar
 
Feb 2008
Missouri
9
2027
191
Default

Guess I'm a minority of 1 (as usual). When speaking I ask for Blu-Ray; when typing I've been in the habit of typing BR.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 08:35 AM   #44
lncomp lncomp is offline
Member
 
Feb 2008
9
Default

Blockbuster uses BR
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 08:47 AM   #45
Stephie_is_a_dork Stephie_is_a_dork is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Stephie_is_a_dork's Avatar
 
Jan 2008
So Cal
2
Default

You can say BR, but now that you KNOW it's actually BD, saying BR makes you sound lame.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 08:58 AM   #46
BluWave BluWave is offline
Active Member
 
BluWave's Avatar
 
Oct 2007
Indio, CA
93
Send a message via AIM to BluWave
Default BD Rules!!!!!!!

BD all the way! Everything else is just amature!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 09:00 AM   #47
BluWave BluWave is offline
Active Member
 
BluWave's Avatar
 
Oct 2007
Indio, CA
93
Send a message via AIM to BluWave
Default Vhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
Video Home System: VHS
Compact Disc: CD
Digital Versatile Disc: DVD
Blu-ray Disc: BD
VHS does not stand for Video Home System, It stands for Video Helical System for your info.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 06:29 AM   #48
DuhQbnSiLo
Guest
 
Default

i actually like saying Blu-Ray
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #49
Lee Christie Lee Christie is offline
Active Member
 
Lee Christie's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
Default

As lots of people have mentioned the correct abbreviation is "BD" (fine), if you want to say it full it's "Blu-ray Disc" (fine), if you want to be clear but concise say "Blu-ray" (fine) and miss out the disc. I'll probably say "Blu-ray" as I do.

But If the term "Blu-ray DVD" catches on I'm going to go on a killing spree.

*Clicks on Amazon UK
*Hovers over "Shop All Departments"
*Hovers over category "Music, DVD & Games"
*Clicks subcategory "DVD"
*Clicks Browse "Blu-ray DVD Store"
*Twitches

On a lighter note, my mom called them Blue Movies

Last edited by Lee Christie; 04-29-2008 at 09:22 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:24 PM   #50
JJ JJ is offline
Blu-ray Count
 
JJ's Avatar
 
Jul 2007
Miami, FL
95
698
38
18
97
Send a message via AIM to JJ Send a message via Yahoo to JJ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee Christie View Post
As lots of people have mentioned the correct abbreviation is "BD" (fine), if you want to say it full it's "Blu-ray Disc" (fine), if you want to be clear but concise say "Blu-ray" (fine) and miss out the disc. I'll probably say "Blu-ray" as I do.

But If the term "Blu-ray DVD" catches on I'm going to go on a killing spree.

*Clicks on Amazon UK
*Hovers over "Shop All Departments"
*Hovers over category "Music, DVD & Games"
*Clicks subcategory "DVD"
*Clicks Browse "Blu-ray DVD Store"
*Twitches



On a lighter note, my mom called them Blue Movies
LMAO!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:28 PM   #51
Kirsty_Mc Kirsty_Mc is offline
Power Member
 
Oct 2007
UK
536
21
Default

BD is correct... more so as it requires fewer keystrokes than Blu-ray or any other acronym. Fewer keystrokes makes me happy
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:29 PM   #52
Beta Man Beta Man is offline
Moderator
 
Beta Man's Avatar
 
Jan 2008
Juuuuuuuust A Bit Outside....
4
268
18
25
Default

I really don't care, and don't see why anyone would care what other people call them.......

When working for one of the largest manufacturers of ATMs in the world, I didn't feel the need to correct people who said "ATM Machine" I figured if I corrected people, I'd sound like an ass, and it doesn't hurt anything for people to call them ATM Machines......

If you can't sleep at night because someone says "Blu-Ray DVD" or feel the need to have a sarcastic (to the point of being rude) response when someone's first post is "What is the best Blue-Ray Player to get" You obviously have a lot of short-comings you're trying to over-come by putting down others and pointing out their faults.

END RANT!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:48 PM   #53
Lee Christie Lee Christie is offline
Active Member
 
Lee Christie's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
Default

Don't use ATM Machines, I heard that if you punch in your PIN Number wrong, it gives you HIV Virus. I'm not kidding, I have a book about it, do you want the ISBN Number?

Edit: BTW I would point out "Blue-ray" mistake to a newbie, not in a mean way though. Also BD is easier to type than Blu-ray, but when speaking, Blu-ray sounds nicer than Beady.

Last edited by Lee Christie; 04-29-2008 at 09:51 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #54
Vampyre Vampyre is offline
Banned
 
Vampyre's Avatar
 
May 2008
Transylvania
Default

"BD" works for me. "BRD" looks short for Bird.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 09:24 PM   #55
NJ_RAMS_FAN NJ_RAMS_FAN is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
NJ_RAMS_FAN's Avatar
 
Mar 2008
North Jersey
7
369
21
7
97
Default !1

I thought it VHS stand for Vertical helical Scan something like that?

Last edited by NJ_RAMS_FAN; 05-29-2008 at 09:29 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #56
Crème Blu-ray Crème Blu-ray is offline
Expert Member
 
Crème Blu-ray's Avatar
 
Feb 2008
Silicon Valley
1
323
11
3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by melsbluespecv View Post
I thought it VHS stand for Vertical helical Scan something like that?
Yes. "Video Home System" is a backronym, just like "Digital Versatile Disc".
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 07:50 PM   #57
copjosh1977 copjosh1977 is offline
Member
 
copjosh1977's Avatar
 
Jul 2008
Default Say Blu-ray, type BD.

I say Blu-ray, and I type BD. I think that's pretty much SOP around here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 06:17 PM   #58
Samsang Samsang is offline
Active Member
 
Samsang's Avatar
 
Oct 2008
Mt. Pleasant, NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephie_is_a_dork View Post
You can say BR, but now that you KNOW it's actually BD, saying BR makes you sound lame.
Worse, when you say BR, someone always wants to answer "549"!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 07:20 PM   #59
midrange midrange is offline
Member
 
Nov 2008
35
Default

SONY uses BD as the abbreviation.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 04:43 AM   #60
DrrnHarr DrrnHarr is offline
Special Member
 
DrrnHarr's Avatar
 
Dec 2008
Washington, D.C.
931
697
1747
850
2203
9
3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stockstar1138 View Post
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.
I agree. We may use BD when typing it out on forums like this but I don't forsee the general public using BD. I expect it will always ne referred to as Blu-ray. BD sounds too close to VD and do we want our favorite format being confused with a disease.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray.com > Newbie Discussion

Similar Threads
thread Forum Thread Starter Replies Last Post
X-Men Trilogy Blu-ray Disc release - 9 Disc Edition Blu-ray Movies - North America jasonbourne 1176 05-30-2017 01:29 PM
Rob Enderle To Replace Herniated Disc With Blu-ray Disc Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology jkwest 19 02-01-2009 04:33 PM
Blu-ray Disc cases & Blu-ray Disc Towers? Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology DepTii 1 12-22-2007 08:03 PM
I-O Data BRD-UM2/U Blu-ray USB Burner Blu-ray PCs, Laptops, Drives, Media and Software Dave 0 11-08-2006 02:49 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:39 AM.