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Running head: HD-DVD VERSUS BLU-RAY1HD-DVD versus Blu-rayEdmond LabuleCIS 512Strayer UniversityDr. Romy Lu11/19/15HD-DVD versus Blu-RayThe high-definition battle between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray can be traced back in the 2000, where major electronics companies began performing experiments using a blue laser in theoptical disc system. This high-definition war that started in 2000 as a simple technical research became a war and battle between major electronics companies and movie producers, with users being caught in the middle. HD-DVD and Blu-ray are the new technologies which will transform DVD from low to high resolution. These technologies are all based on using blue lasers instead of red lasers. Blue lasers have a wavelength of 405, while that of red is 650. The importance of the wavelength comes into play based on its size, which the shorter it is, the better which allows it to focus on smaller spot, therefore enabling more storage space. Space does really matters with high definitions because HD videos can easily approach 200MB/minute, and HD-DVD is expected to hold about two hours of HD video.
HD-DVD VERSUS BLU-RAY2The HD-DVD and Blu-ray both have their advantages, as well as disadvantages to both end users and consumers. Customers tend to look at two major things when purchasing an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, which is pricing, and storage capacity. With the specs followed by those companies who supported each device, customers will always tend to follow the larger crowd. Manufacturers of HD-DVD and Blu-rayHD-DVD was first proposed, developed and manufactured by Toshiba in 2000, but was placed in the market for home use by November 2003. The HD-DVD was created to replace the