Originally Posted by imagic
That's because porn and direct-to-disc garbage gets released on DVD, barrels full of DVDs litter dollar store isles. Ultimately, the average American listener has decided that music is something that belongs on their phone, not in their living room. I don't have a good answer why many people reject higher-resolution audio formats, I do know that the CD is way past its prime.
That's a complete myth that porn has driven sales of anything.
VHS was driven by longer record times.
DVD was driven by a compact form factor, not needing to rewind anything, non-linear scene selection and longer shelf life if you took care of it. It also started out cheaper than previous formats did when they first came out. The fact that the quality was better than VHS was a bonus. It was all about features. At this point, legacy players and price compared to Blu-ray are driving sales.
HDTV was driven by sports - more specifically, the Super Bowl. That's why so many big TVs get sold right before the big game. There's no "porn super bowl" people are gearing up for.
Porn has nothing to do with adoption of media. People watch that stuff on friggin' webcams more often than not, for cryin' out loud. It's free all over the internet for the taking.
Sure, the porn industry flurished on home video before the internet, but that's because you had to go to a public theater to see it before that. The industry chose VHS because that's the way things were...blowing...Edited by NetworkTV - 2/24/13 at 11:23am