PDA

View Full Version : HD-DVD will win war with Blu Ray


Blair
01-12-2007, 09:55 PM
Just like in the Beta vs VHS war... .Porn will be the deciding factor.

http://www.tgdaily.com/2007/01/11/ces2007_hddvd_blu_ray/


CES 2007: HD DVD versus Blu-ray - The porn industry says HD DVD

Aaron McKenna

January 11, 2007 12:39



Las Vegas (NV) - Knowing their audience quite well, the adult entertainment industry holds their annual get together in Las Vegas to coincide with the CES. There is also a very pertinent crossover between the adult and tech industries - porn has a tendency to drive, and be driven, by technology. Which means HD DVD when it comes to high-def.

Quite famously in the war between Betamax and VHS the latter won especially because the adult industry preferred it. If you've been around long enough, you probably remember that the very early home video rental stores were primarily responsible for driving Betamax out of the market. And those stores carried almost exclusively pornographic content.


Although the market environments from then do not really compare to today's home video market, parallels are drawn between the Betamax-VHS battle to the ongoing and escalating fight between Blu-ray and HD DVD. One of the key questions at this year's CES actually is "Which high-def format will win the current format war - Blu-ray or HD DVD?" Surprisingly, it seems that there is no such question in the minds of the adult industry luminaries.

Putting myself through the arduous trek through the floor of the adult expo I did a quick straw poll on, the virtues of HD DVD versus Blu-ray, and the answer from a dozen companies, big and small, including Pink Visual and Bangbros editor-in-chief, is going into a single direction: HD DVD is the preferred format. Period.

One of the big problems they have with Blu-ray is its expense, followed by its market share. "Blu-ray has superior quality, yes," said a spokesperson for porn studio Bangbros, "but HD DVD is easier to produce, cheaper to produce and there are more HD DVD players in homes than there are Blu-ray players, for example in the Xbox 360."

Pink Visual heavily complained about the fact that Blu-ray discs cannot be replicated and a range of other studios, who did not want to be mentioned by name indicated that the cost of going with Blu-ray cancels the technology as a possible HD solution for this industry. "Only bigger studios can afford Blu-ray, and even then it's not economical," we were told.

It would seem that either Blu-ray has to do some catching up very quickly. But we got the strange feeling that HD DVD has won the format war already, at least in the porn industry.

east tx skier
01-12-2007, 10:45 PM
Yeah, but PS3 will help Blu-Ray hang around a bit longer than Beta did. Same situation really, superior product gets beat out by more cost effective one. The capacity of Blu-Ray blows HD-DVD away (and then some).

pram
01-12-2007, 11:34 PM
I thought that the only reason that Beta failed was because Sony wouldn't allow the competition to make players with their propriotary information until it was to late.... I never knew that the good ole pron industry was their demise. Do you think that Ron Jeremy had shares in VHS??

Leroy
01-13-2007, 12:02 AM
Both sides have strong companies and advantages, technology has come a long way and I predict within a year the player will work with either format. Look at the present DVD, can play so many formats and DVD had a big battle over DVD +R/+RW vs DVD -R/RW/RAM in the beginning. THe DVD problem is forgotten by people thinking back to Beta vs VHS.

I also think the porn factor is a little folk lure, beta lost the battle because it would only record 60 minutes and all movies are longer than that. VHS came out at 3 hours and dominated the movie rental stores. The studios went with VHS and that is why Sony was on such a mission to own a studio, which they do now.

Any HD DVD player you buy now will be outdated soon, the technology is too new and innovation is happening at a quick rate still.

PendO
01-13-2007, 12:45 AM
Any HD DVD player you buy now will be outdated soon, the technology is too new and innovation is happening at a quick rate still.

I think the winner will be the one with a player that is some way reverse compatible with the current DVD movie format ... no way I am dumping my dvd player with the 100's of movies I already have ... and the HD/blue ray movies I have seen are 25-30 bucks a pop

milkmania
01-13-2007, 10:09 AM
you mean to tell me they got porn in high definition?!?!?

could be good, could be bad:eek3:

RexDog1
01-13-2007, 10:15 AM
you mean to tell me they got porn in high definition?!?!?

could be good, could be bad:eek3:

LOL LOL :uglyhamme :uglyhamme



I have the PS3 and the Blu-Ray is very cool, I don’t know if it is the next BIG thing
But for now it is so NICE…………………:D

88 PS190
01-13-2007, 02:13 PM
Cept the blu ray in the PS3 isn't fully functional, atleast in early tests the low bid drives and processors were not performing as expected.

If sony liscences blu ray, and the cost comes down it will do well.

but sony has a serious problem with these proprietary technologies.

Beta Max
Mini Discs
Blu Ray?

In each case they came out with something better, but then because they were a pain in the arse with the tech other companies had a market to put it out of business.

Blue Ray - VHS
Mini Discs - Flash drives and DVDRs
Blu Ray - HD DVD???

The blu ray drives etc. still cost so much I feel as if its a bit premature for the release, but if it is marketed well, and competition brings price down, it'd work well.

TX.X-30 fan
01-13-2007, 07:50 PM
I think the winner will be the one with a player that is some way reverse compatible with the current DVD movie format ... no way I am dumping my dvd player with the 100's of movies I already have ... and the HD/blue ray movies I have seen are 25-30 bucks a pop


All the hd players play regular dvd's to. The sony player will not play cd's :mad: what were they thinking. I have read hd dvd has a 5to1 lead in # of players. Both formats have stumbled out of the blocks, hd-dvd toshiba puts out a crappy unit to start with. the unit loaded slow 45sec. to 1 min. ect. the blueray guys don't get to the party until 4 months after hd-dvd's launch. the blueray disc transfers were also crappy. Both formats chose to hit the market with a bunch of so so titles instead of coming out with the good stuff up front. all that said the formats look great. :twocents:

Lg announced a dual format player at CES this week