Richter says the HD DVD name will ultimately help it win the format war because it's an easier connection for consumers. "If you buy an 'HD TV,' the natural choice is to buy an 'HD DVD' player to go with it," he said. "Are there any 'Blu-ray TVs'? No."
He said there is truth to the legend that the adult industry helped decide the battle between Betamax and VHS, and that the comparison appears to fit the current situation. As in the current fight, it was harder for adult film makers to get technical help from Betamax.
But Wicked's Ramos demurred on the VHS/Betamax question. "I don't think the adult industry decided that. It was one factor, but not thefactor," he said.
He had his own prediction on who will ultimately decide the winner between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
"It will probably be Wal-Mart," he said.
Porn and cheap Chinese players at Wal Mart. Smells like... Victory.
"If you buy an 'HD TV,' the natural choice is to buy an 'HD DVD' player to go with it," he said. "Are there any 'Blu-ray TVs'? No."
Oh, that is good. I like that. That is worthy of someone's sig.
I am not a porn guy either, but I would like to get one of these too just to check it out. But I am waiting for PQ reviews since a lot of them are in 720p and not 1080. I hope we eventually get some 1080 ones. I'll get one of those for sure.
Club Jenna is part of Vivid right? I would check myself but I at work and FF only blocks so much. I remember the kool-aid spouting how yesterdays news wasnt big bc digital underground was small pototoes, lol. So it is true the "pron" biz is behind HD-DVD good stuff.
Porn retailed for $40.00+ back in VHS days too. Titles discounted as they aged.
Jenna on a 9' screen in HD....niiiiiice
Of course, but by the time the HD version is cheap the format war will be over. People are not going to buy either BD or HD-DVD versions until players are cheap (and standard in computers, businessmen on travel = porn) and the movies themselves are cheap. We are talking what 3+ years for that? This war will be all but over next year and the porn industry will have no option but to use who ever wins.
So unlike the VHS days, porn will not pick the winner but porn will use the last format standing.
Unlike VHS->DVD, DVD->HD is backward compatible. There is no good reason to buy crappy content like porn or the Wiggles in HD for 3x the price, so DVD will continue to sell for lots of low end markets for many years. Remember folks 90% of porn is hand held shakey cam amateur stuff, the high end movies are a very small percentage of the market, very small.
I love po.. adult movies, but I have no wish to ever buy HD versions until a total converion of the format is complete. ie. every player in my house (and elsewhere) was compatible and the price was the same as DVD. That is a long way off, until then HD porn is a novelty.
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The Pirates Movie is not a True HD-DVD movie. Its a WMVHD disk that you can only play on an HTPC.
The version that is available right now is a WMVHD. However Pirates, Island Fever 3 & 4 and a couple of other titles that included the WMVHD version are being authored onto actual HD DVDs and are available for pre-order.