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A guide to the different types of Blu-ray DVD players.

If you are looking to update your home theatre system then you have probably been thinking about buying a Blu-ray DVD player. This is the latest in home cinema systems, and definitely the most popular. There are so many things that make this types of DVD player worth while. However, did you know that there are several different types of Blu-ray DVD players to choose from? If you want to buy a Blu-ray DVD player then it is important that you understand the different options that you have.

Types of Blu-ray DVD Players

Profile 1.0 Blu-ray DVD Players

Profile 1.0 was the very first kind of Blu-ray DVD player to be released. Whilst this was very new technology at the time, it is nothing in comparison to many of the other Blu-ray players that are available for sale now. This type or Blu-ray DVD player only plays Blu-ray discs. It has no other features, and nothing like any of the others that are available right now. However, if you are looking for a cheap option then you should probably go for this type of player.

Profile 1.1 Blu-ray DVD Players

The Blu-ray technology had certainly progressed when it comes to the Profile 1.1 Blu-ray DVD players. In terms of features, this type of player is worlds apart from the first release. For example, this type of player has picture in picture capabilities. So, say you would like to view the bonus features on a DVD. With this type of player you will be able to use those bonus features whilst you are actually watching the movie. This type of player will be more expensive than the 1.1, but there are several advantages.

Profile 2.0 Blu-ray DVD Players

The profile 2.0 is the latest to be released in terms of Blu-ray players. There are a whole host of new features with this type of players. For example, some of them have built in free view. The main advantage of this type of Blu-ray player is the fact that you can access online content. These are just some of the many new features. If you want to keep up with DVD technology then this is the player for you.

Built In Blu-ray DVD Players

There are some products available that actually already have a built in Blu-ray player. For example, the highly popular PlayStation 3 has a built in player. There are also various home theatre systems that will have built in players, and some of the very high end televisions will have them too. In some cases it can be cheaper to actually get a built in Blu-ray DVD player rather than buying a standalone player.

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