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Can Blu-ray Disc media be played on a DVD player?

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Since DVD players use a red laser instead of the blue laser used by the Blu-ray Disc® drives, they are not capable of reading Blu-ray Disc media. In addition, DVD players lack the advanced technology to decode high-definition pictures from Blu-ray Disc media.