Ingram Entertainment Inc. supports the Blu-ray and DVD sell-through and rental business by making significant investments in inventory and systems that benefit our retailers.
What is Blu-ray?
Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc, is a high capacity optical disc format that supports High-Definition televisions. Blu-ray derives it's name from the color of the blue-violet laser that compatible Blu-ray players use to create a shorter wavelength than that of a red laser. This provides far more data to be stored and used by a Blu-ray player than a standard DVD player, resulting in better picture quality and sound.
What is DVD?
DVD, stands for Digital Versatile Disc and is also sometimes known as Digital Video Disc. DVD players use a red laser to read data off of the DVD optical disc and translate the data to video picture and sound that is far superior to older VHS tape format. While Blu-ray continues to grow in popularity, the DVD disc is still the best-selling format.
We also support some other formats. UMD is a good example. UMD stands for Universal Media Disc and is compatible with the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). For questions you may have on these formats, please contact our Sales and Service department by calling 1-800-621-1333.