Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Blu-ray media, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 3 Peripherals and Building a PC.
- DVD really started video in terms of…bringin' it into our homes and providing us…a medium that we could buy it and rent it…and trade it and use it,…but DVD had some real shortcomings.…The biggest shortcoming that DVD had…was it was still low resolution.…DVD pushed out video at about 480 lines,…which is the same as television was for many, many years,…and anybody who goes to a theater can appreciate…that the high-resolution of watchin'…a great movie is important,…and there was no ways that DVD's capacity…could handle really, really great high-resolution.…
So, part of the motivation of coming up…with a new format was better resolution,…more than anything else,…and that's where blu-ray came from.…So blu-ray comes out, and the two most common formats,…have either 25-gigabyte or 50-gigabyte capacity,…so it's single-sided, dual-layer,…or single-sided, single-layer.…So 25-gigabyte or 50-gigabyte.…Blu-ray follows region codes.…They're similar but not identical…to the DVD region codes, and so we have…really high-resolution, we have great sound,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The third, peripherals and building a PC, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers discusses how to work with auxiliary devices, including media and accessories. He shows how to configure device behavior and manage the ports that support the peripheral devices. CD, DVD, Blu-ray, USB, flash media, FireWire, keyboards, mice, cameras, and webcams are all explored.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Managing media and auxiliary devices
- Configuring device options
- Working with drives and ports to support peripherals
- Building the right PC for you