What you need to know about Blu-ray

This is definitely aimed at those readers not learned in the ways of hi-def formats (all three of you), but Yahoo has tackled the nitty gritty on Blu-ray and HD-DVD. With the first Blu-ray players coming out next week, it's important that consumers educate themselves on the ins and outs.

Coming in at $1,000+, these players are going to cost you a pretty penny to invest. However, as we all know, the PS3 doubles as an affordable Blu-ray player (surprise!). So if you're a newbie at this whole HD format thing, check out the article to get up to speed. The future is fast approaching and the write-up wasn't off the mark when it said that this Christmas season will put the medium to the test. Stay tuned!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.