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Blu-ray Chronicles

As High-Definition televisions become the norm, the twelve year-old DVD and its low-resolution footage finds itself unwelcome in most living rooms. The rise of two rival technologies vying to fill the void for distribution of high-definition video sparked the most published tech war in recent memory.

It was a long and hard fought war, with casualties on either side (remember the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive that now retails for pocket change?). With over 25 gigabytes of storage available on a single-layer disk, it wasn't too surprising that Blu-ray trounced its less endowed rival. Being a technology coming out of secret Sony research lab, the inclusion of a Blu-ray disk drive on the Sony Playstation 3 and its resultant popularity played a crucial role in solidifying the Blu-ray camp.

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