Blu-Ray support in new Nero SW

wb4jfi at wb4jfi at
Sat Sep 22 16:28:30 CDT 2012

Nevermind, I found that support page that shows a Blu-Ray drive is required. 
Darn them marketing folks!

-----Original Message----- 
From: wb4jfi at
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 5:01 PM
To: tacos at
Subject: Blu-Ray support in new Nero SW

I have been pinged a couple of times by Nero that they have a new version of
their software, which now includes Blu-Ray support.  Either they are behind
the times and catching up, or this is a technological breakthrough, and I'm
trying to figure out which...

Nowhere in the Nero information does it say that a Blu-Ray drive is required
to play Blu-Ray movies.  So, are they just now catching up with the many
other players that have offered Blu-Ray support for at least 3+ years, or
have they found a way to play Blu-Ray discs with a standard DVD drive?

My first reaction is that playing Blu-Ray discs (with the much tighter
encoded data designed for a blue-wavelength laser) cannot be read by a
normal (red diode) DVD drive.  Violations of basics physics still apply
here...  But, do some/many DVD drives now have blue lasers, and they aren't
telling the public, or is there some other magic going on?

Or, is this simply marketing hype by someone coming late to the table, and
they "forgot" to add the asterisk about requiring a Blu-Ray drive?

I'm betting on the latter.
Terry, WB4JFI

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