Originally Posted by darinp2
I don't recall it going that way......
Ha! They wanted to go Blu-Ray, but Sony wouldn't let them. The format they chose won out again......so there you are! Thanks for the article.
Originally Posted by Digital2004
says who ???
blu ray won because of lots of manufacturers behind vs msft and tosh and also being superior (capacity, lifespan) and STUDIOS ultimately . porn didn't play much a role there vs the vhs story.
Superior doesn't matter as we learned in the Beta days. It matters who backs it. Like you said, the studios backed it. You can't deny porn though. The internet became very popular due to porn. It's still the most profitable business on the web. People are motivated by it. The phrase "sex sells" is the truth and can't be denied.
Originally Posted by Lee Stewart
Why is it different from the theater versus the home?
3D has been around for over 50 years and it has always required glasses.
Sure, 3D has been around for a long time but how much has it been used? It never really took off because it wasn't mature. People weren't too impressed with it. Either you had to look at something a certain way to see the 3D affect or you had to wear glasses that didn't seem to work too well.
The difference between the theater and home is you don't go to the theater to watch everything and you don't have to wear glasses all the time at home. Why is laser eye correction so popular or contacts still for those that can't get it? People don't want to wear glasses all the time. There are technologies that allow 3D to be displayed without glasses. But they have issues of their own. You want to watch TV, now you have to find those darn glasses again?
I believe the push for 3D is on because HDTV is becoming widely accepted and companies are looking for something else to keep the growth going. We may be around the corner of 3D that may work. Only time will tell.
For the record, my comments about porn are kind of tung in cheek. I always thought the idea of that industry choosing one format (VHS) influencing what consumers eventually ended up with was intriguing. I believe most recently that it had a major influence in the popularity of the internet. Which, by the way, had been around since the 60s.