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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Pornography Industry to Decide Format Wars?

Yes folks, it's sad but true: the outcome of the HD-DVD / Blu-ray battle will probably end up being decided by the adult industry, and unfortunately, there's not much we can do to influence the fight.

Just as in the 1980s, when the Betamax and VHS video formats were battling it out for supremacy, the pornography industry will likely play a big role in determining which of the two blue-laser DVD formats — Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD — will be the winner in the battle to replace DVDs for high-definition content.

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  • I certainly hope that the HD-DVD format will win this war, and this, for many reasons:

    1- HD-DVD players are priced significantly cheaper then Blu-Ray ones
    2- Same goes for the blank medias
    3- Same goes for the movies

    I know that Blu-Ray features more disk capacity, but who cares? In the end, if the movie you're watching plays in HD and has the same quality in both format, the cheaper alternative should win this war.

    By Anonymous Brian Connor, at 11:21 PM  

  • Well maybe the adlut-industrie will play a role but it wont decide alone. I just think the technically superior format will win!

    By Blogger PropheT, at 5:52 AM  

  • ...and that's a bad thing, right?

    By Anonymous Sterling Camden, at 2:22 PM  

  • This doesn't make sense. If the porn industry supported VHS back in the 80s, then why did they use Beta instead of VHS for their master copies?

    A huge deciding factor back in the 80s was that Sony refused to share their technology until it was too late. This was long before the porn industry got involved.

    I don't think the adult entertainment industry will hold much power over what happens with Blu-ray and HD-DVD.

    By Blogger Martini, at 2:49 PM  

  • They used Beta instead of VHS for mastering because many did. Beta had a better picture quality.
    VHS was cheaper for the end consumer.

    Beyond that, just buy enough porn movies of the format you like ;)

    By Blogger Tom Rune Berg, at 9:38 AM  

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