The Blu-ray format provides consumers with access to high definition quality video (and audio) in a disc-based format that is suitable for a home theater experience. However, when Blu-ray specifications were developed, it was insured that in addition to playback, that it provided the ability to record.

Featured with built-in satellite HDTV tuners, Blu-ray recorders could record broadcasting/streaming contents. Although there are different types of Blu-ray recorders in the market, they all share the same basic functions: over Wi-Fi or mobile broadband, they allow users to record what’s on TV or streaming video right now, schedule a recording in advance or create a recurring recording and then wirelessly play the recorded content to compatible PCs or storing the content on a build-in hard disk.

Blu-ray recorder

Part 1: How to use Blu-ray recorder to record and copy Blu-ray discs?

Besides the main function of recording TV shows, it supports recording DVDs and Blu-ray discs with the help of Blu-ray player. Let’s explore the process of copying Blu-ray disc with Blu-ray recorder to help us better understand the mechanism.

Since the Blu-ray DVD recorder is a device that digitally record analog signals, we need a standalone Blu-ray player to read the Blu-ray disc and deliver compatible signals. Most Blu-ray high definition players have an analog output that delivers standard definition signals. If a high definition disc is played, the output will normally provide a standard definition (SD) version of the content. Using the analog output means that it is possible to use Blu-ray players on SD televisions. When an HD television is installed, the HDMI port can be used to obtain HD video. Before purchasing a Blu-ray player, check that it has an analog output and that it provides a down converted signal of HD material on the analog ports.

Then, what you need to do is simply connecting the output from the Blu-ray player to the input of the Blu-ray recorder and selecting the recording source. However, your biggest problem will be the copy-guard systems in use today. Some Blu-ray discs are copy protected, so the foresaid method won’t work. Another fact you might need to consider is the cost to buy a Blu-ray player.

There is an alternative solution of Blu-ray DVD recorder to record and copy Blu-ray discs, which is the combination of a computer with Blu-ray optical drive and a Blu-ray copy program. For computers without Blu-ray reading capability, you could equip an external Blu-ray drive, which is a convenient addition for people who use laptops or computers that don’t support the Blu-ray format.

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Part 2. How to use Leawo Blu-ray Copy to record and copy Blu-ray discs?

There are several Blu-ray Copy software programs available in the market, and if you seek the program that could help you to transfer Blu-ray to hard drive with original quality, Leawo Blu-ray Copy will be the ideal choice. It can copy all kinds of Blu-ray/DVD discs you have regardless of the disc protection and region code. And 1:1 lossless copy is another selling point of the program. It can even back up and copy Blu-ray discs with 3D effects.

   

Let’s take a look how shall we use this combination to copy Blu-ray disc.

Once you’ve installed the Leawo Blu-ray Copy, you’ll enter a user-friendly interface.

1. Select the Blu-ray Copy Module, which is built in Leawo Prof. Media.

Copy Blu-ray disc to hard drive

Simply select your movie from your Blu-ray/DVD disc drive (don’t forget to put the Blu-ray disc in the drive);

Copy Blu-ray disc to hard drive

2. You can also choose various copy modes while ripping your Blu-Ray disc/DVD, including Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode.

Copy Blu-ray disc to hard drive

3. Once you’ve selected your movie, you can simply select your output folder;

Copy Blu-ray disc to hard drive

4. Once you’ve specified everything, simply click on “Copy”, and the program will start copying your DVD/Blu-Ray disc.

Copy Blu-ray disc to hard drive

In this way, it helps you decrypt, copy DVDs as well as Blu-ray discs without trouble.

Part 3. Blu-ray recorder V.S. Blu-ray Copy software in terms of Blu-ray discs copy

We have provided two solutions above for people who want to copy Blu-ray disc, and we will do a simple comparison below to help people decide which method they prefer.

1. Functionality

Blu-ray recorder

Blu-ray DVD recorders can record video in various resolutions depending on the recording mode used and source files. However, whatever mode you select, it could just deliver the quality close to the original, not exactly the same. One factor to ultimately consider, if the source disc is copy protected, your desire of recording high definition video on disc will never get accomplished.

Blu-ray Copy software

The main feature of Leawo Blu-ray copy software is that it lets you remove various protections such as AACS, BD+, MKB and CSS protected Blu-ray/DVD disks. This lets you make Blu-ray/DVD disks region-free. Another nice feature is that Leawo regularly updates its app to include the latest utilities to remove the latest disc protections. The tool can also copy full 3D Blu-ray movies, which is a handy feature too. In addition, this program allows you to make perfect copies of your Blu-ray movies without sacrificing the quality.

2. Price

Blu-ray recorder

There aren’t many Blu-ray recorders in the market, thus these devices are quite expensive for less market competition. To purchase another standalone Blu-ray player will add additional cost. This combination will easily cost you over 1000 USD.
Blu-ray Copy software

It only takes less than 100 USD to purchase an external Blu-ray drive, and very cost-effective price to subscribe full version license of using a Blu-ray Copy software like Leawo Blu-ray Copy.

3. Operation requirements for users

Blu-ray recorder

A Blu-ray recorder is a standalone unit that connects to a TV and record video and audio. Under many circumstances, if you bought a Blu-ray recorder, you need to read through the user’s guide to figure out how to connect it to a TV and how to make it work with the Blu-ray player, which is quite challenging to people without basic technique knowledge.

Blu-ray Copy software

The first thing to understand about this Blu-ray copy software application is that anyone can use it – even if they have only basic computer skills. Once the disc you want to copy is loaded into the interface, you simply click the Copy button to start the disc-to-disc copy option.

All in all, the second combination allows consumers to have the ability to record high-definition content easily and very close to the original source — even if it is protected by anti-piracy encryptions. From a user’s standpoint, it is definitely a better choice by any means.