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The Blu-ray Disc Association is speaking out against charges that the org is shunning adult video distributors from releasing content on Blu-ray.



As we reported last week, the co-founder of porn distributor Digital Playground says that his company was forced to change HD allegiances after "all Blu-ray Disc copying facilities in the United States had refused to cooperate." He went on to allege that primary Blu-ray backer Sony "wants me to publish my films on HD DVD."


Without responding directly to Digital Playground's claims, Marty Gordon, vicechair of the Blu-ray Disc Association US Promotions Committee emphasized in a statement to Ars Technica that the Sony-backed organization is committed to working with "all" content providers.

"The BDA welcomes the participation of all companies interested in using and supporting the format, particularly those from the content industry," said the BDA's Gordon. "We look forward to working with any content providers interested in providing their audience with [the] best possible high definition home entertainment experience."


And indeed, as recently as last Friday, plans appeared to still be on the table for a Blu-ray (and HD DVD) release of 'Debbie Does Dallas... Again,' the first film from industry giant Vivid Entertainment to be released on high-def. (We first reported on Vivid's plans to support both high-def formats last October.)


Analysts say that the pornography industry, which generates an estimated $57 billion in annual revenue worldwide, could play an influential role in increasing high-def adaption rates and -- especially if forced to choose sides -- could help determine an ultimate victor in the high-def format wars.


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Adult Film Industry Embracing HD DVD [Ars Technica]


Debbie Does Blu-ray & HD DVD [TV Predictions.com
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...ef_Release/437
 

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Well, if the BDA is allowing porn and they industry(porn) is still choosing HD DVD...how can this be spun into good news?
 

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Well the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. We can believe a self-serving damage-control press release from the BDA or we can believe the self-serving press releases from the adult studios. Time will tell who is telling the truth... If, and I repeat *if* we all of a sudden see more adult studios going format neutral, or going BR-exclusive, then we can believe the BDA. If the studios stay with HD-DVD, then... not so much.


P.S. I keep seeing BR fans pointing to Vivid's release on both formats somehow as a victory for BR, yet for the majority of 2006 Vivid was BR-exclusive. It's only recently that Vivid has become format neutral, in effect a defection from the BR camp.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt-05 /forum/post/0


Well, if the BDA is allowing porn and they industry(porn) is still choosing HD DVD...how can this be spun into good news?

no need for spin... HD-DVD guys now have porn to spice up their National Geographics releases...
 
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