When BlueRay movies came out, everyone was blown away by the high-definition image. Now, with the creation of smart TVs and more streaming sites than most people can keep track of, you might be asking yourself if it’s worth buying a DVD or BlueRay player. It may seem pointless to purchase physical discs when almost every movie is available on a streaming site. However, BlueRays are not obsolete yet, and the creation of 4K BlueRay can make choosing between BlueRay and streaming difficult.
History of BlueRay
DVDs came out in the mid-’90s, streaming at about 720 pixels. When BlueRays came out in the mid-2000s and offered 1080 pixel video, it seemed they couldn’t be topped. Then, in 2016, 4K BlueRay discs came out. Paired with popular 4K TVs, 4K BlueRays
offer movie lovers the best watching experience.
BlueRay players only cost slightly more than a DVD player, and they play DVDs and BlueRays. Because of this, there’s no point in buying a DVD player instead of a BlueRay player. However, only 4K BlueRay players can play UltraHD BlueRays. If you’re going to get a BlueRay player, buying a 4K player is recommended.
BlueRay and DVD Player Versus Streaming
Subscribing to one or more streaming sites means you have hundreds of shows and movies at your fingertips. However, streaming sites
don’t completely replace BlueRays. A streaming site may offer 4K streaming, but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to watch in high quality. If your internet speed slows while streaming, then the quality of your video decreases.
A streaming site like Netflix has a bitrate
, or the amount of information conveyed per second, of 17 Mbps. On the other hand, UltraHD BlueRay discs run up to 128 Mbps, which leads to a higher quality streaming experience. BlueRay also has better audio quality.
BlueRay doesn’t rely on your internet speed, so there is nothing that can impede your 4K video. It’s quicker and smoother, which cinephiles will appreciate. However, streaming is more convenient. You have to pay for it every month, and paying for multiple subscriptions will get pricey, but it does give you access to more content.
The average person may not feel the need to add a BlueRay player to their home theater setup. However, if you want to enjoy your favorite movies with the highest possible quality video and audio, then a BlueRay player is a worthwhile investment. If you aren’t concerned with the quality of your stream, then you will probably be content with your streaming subscription.
Devices that Play BlueRay Discs
Avid gamers will be happy to hear that they might not need to invest in a 4K BlueRay player. The Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 can play BlueRays (including Ultra HD BlueRays) and DVDs. These are the only two gaming consoles that can play 4K BlueRays, and previous gaming models like the PS4, PS3, and Xbox One can play standard BlueRays and DVDs.
Home Theater Warranty
Whether you watch BlueRays or rely on streaming services, keeping your home theater equipment covered is essential. From BlueRay players to TVs, Upsie has you covered with a wide range of warranty plans. Upsie offers extended warranty plans for all major home theater equipment
, including TVs, gaming consoles
, BlueRay players, speakers, and digital media players such as Roku or Amazon Fire Sticks
Pairing your home theater with an Upsie warranty protects your devices from common problems, such as mechanical and power failure. Upsie extended warranty plans can save customers up to 70% off retailers’ warranty plans and provide customers with quick and friendly customer service.
For example, a 2-year Upsie warranty for a $1499.99 Samsung QLED 4K 75″ TV
costs just $85.99, a 3-year plan costs $115.99, and a 5-year plan costs $199. Upsie’s TV warranty plans are more affordable than competitors and cover things like screen burn-in, dead pixel, and more. For any device, you can submit a claim 24/7/365, and Upsie will assist you in scheduling a repair that fits your schedule. If a certified technician cannot fix your device on the first claim, Upsie will replace your device.
Whether you prefer streaming or watching BlueRays, enjoy your content with the peace of mind that your devices are protected with Upsie.
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