James Russo

Blu-ray DVD Part 5: Blu-ray survives

Despite a recession that began in 2008 and a subsequent slow recovery both in the United States and abroad, the Blu-ray DVD player has managed to survive and even thrive among videophiles. Admittedly, at Blu-ray’s inception there were many critics who did not...

Blu-Ray DVD Part 4: To Java or Not to Java

Blu-ray DVD, likes its predecessors, has not been without its own set of unique problems. At first, early Blu-Ray DVD manufacturers envisioned a stand alone DVD player which could play Blu-ray DVDs and nothing more. However, when it was announced that Java would be...

Blu-Ray DVD: Part 3

The pre-CES announcement led to an unparalleled chain reaction in the home DVD industry. Many media giants burned by the failure of the past such as VHS, CED disc, and Laservision were unwilling to continue endorsing formats which were sure to become obsolete. Many...

Blu- Ray: The Next Generation DVD – Part 1

Once DVD’s had become an entrenched part of the world’s media landscape, home video aficionados knew that not much time would pass before movie companies did one better than the picture and sound quality of DVD discs. Blu-Ray Disc also known as BD or...

Blu-Ray DVD Part 2: The Format Wars Begin

In 2004, the physical specifications for Blu-Ray Disc were finalized. In January 2005, Sony announced that they had developed a hard coating polymer for Blu-ray discs. Cartridges, originally used for scratch protection, were no longer necessary and were scrapped. The...