Can I Play a Blu-ray Disc on an HD-DVD player or Vice-Versa?
Can I Play a Blu-ray Disc on an HD-DVD player or Vice-Versa? NOTICE: HD-DVD is now officially discontinued. However, information on HD-DVD, and its comparison to Blu-ray, is still contained in this article for historical purposes, as well as the fact that there are still many HD-DVD player owners, and HD-DVD players and discs will continue to be sold and traded on the secondary market for some time.Answer: Since the Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD formats are incompatible, due to differences in actual physical disc structure, you cannot play a Blu-ray Disc in an HD-DVD format player, nor can you play an HD-DVD in a Blu-ray Disc format player. However, there have been indications by some manufacturers concerning the intention to make Blu-ray Disc/HD-DVD combo players, which would certainly make it less confusing for the consumer. Unfortunately, no such player has been demonstrated or offered at this