Originally Posted by Ashtonian
Yes, there are secret discussions going on now and this is the format of choice.
Coming from the producers of this material themselves.
My industry source would not elaborate but pretty much said the industry would go with HD-DVD.
However, With all those Blu-Ray PS3's and currently heavy Blu-ray sales, I don't think we can make a direct parallel to the vhs - beta wars 3 decades ago!
You're yankin' our wankers, right, Ashtonian???
Seriously, I KNOW that much to the chagrin of the "legitimate" businesses, the porn industry can and DOES drive such things (and GOOD FOR THEM), but I could SWEAR I remember renting some porn on Beta back in the 80s, during a period when we all we had here was a Beta-Hi-Fi machine, and as Sony isn't the sole owner or provider of Blu-Ray, can they make that sole decision this time, either?
Also, does anyone know what's up with the players? While my local Best Buy has a decent and growing selection of both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray movies and TV Shows (about the same number of each... maybe 100 or so titles), they still have only 1 Blu-Ray player on display (the Samsung), and if they even HAVE an HD-DVD player, I've yet to find it... they certainly don't have one on display, hooked up.
I haven't noticed what Circuit City has in the way of movie selections, but I DID find an HD-DVD player there yesterday, and although the HD-DVD movies all say they're 1080P, the PLAYER was capable of only 720P/1080i, which is what I had thought... For two high-definition recorded media formats that are supposedly trying to storm into the market, I sure don't see much in the way of marketing or product availability in the stores, and I don't think I'd count either one IN or OUT yet.
I wouldn't be the least bit surprised while these two are duking it out to see a format superior to both and somehow less expensive to produce come in and blow BOTH their doors off... wouldn't be the first time.