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Blu-ray refers to the third generation of compact disc (CD) technology, which was conceived after the creation of audio CDs and digital video discs (or DVDs). The major difference between DVDs and Blu-ray is that this newer optical disc data storage format is better suited for the playback of HD (high definition) videos, and DVDs play videos in standard definition. The process of reading from and writing to a Blu-ray disc is conducted using blue lasers, which is where the technology derives its namesake.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Blu-ray

With the introduction of streaming services for television and movies, compact disc technology has taken a huge hit. Many experts believe the technology will be obsolete within the next decade. From an SMB standpoint, Blu-ray discs are largely irrelevant but may be used to show training videos or other related content in rural areas where internet connections are spotty.

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