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The Porn Industry Settles HD DVD vs. Blu-ray Battle

As you may know, the DVD industry has been struggling with version 2.0 of Beta vs. VHS. This time around–having learned nothing, apparently, from the debacle of the eighties–they’re debating the merits of two high-definition DVD standards: HD DVD and Blu-ray.

As The Movie Blog and The Guardian report, a crucial blow has been struck against Blu-ray’s cause:

Someone from Tom’s Hardware went round the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas last week. He “did a quick straw poll on, the virtues of HD DVD versus Blu-ray, and the answer from a dozen companies, big and small, including Pink Visual and Bangbros editor-in-chief, is going into a single direction: HD DVD is the preferred format. Period.”

Whatever you think about the pornography industry, they’ve been on the bleeding edge of innovation since Nicéphore Niépce snapped (well, the exposure was somewhere between 8 and 20 hours) the first permanent photo back in 1827. As soon as they got that exposure time down to something manageable, I’m sure he was thinking “hang on, I could take photos of naked people and sell them”.

10 Responses to “The Porn Industry Settles HD DVD vs. Blu-ray Battle”

  1. Michael Kwan

    This isn’t wholly the porn industry’s decision. Quite the contrary. I heard that Sony refuses to let porn producers record and sell their wares on Blu Ray, so they had no choice but to turn to HD DVD if they wanted hi def, and well, pornophiles want hi def.

  2. Griff

    They’ve actually come out with a dual-tech dvd player that will play both blu-ray and HD DVD discs…but one has to win out eventually!

  3. Bobb

    Funny that Sony would turn back the porn industry as it could prove out to decide who will wil the HD format battle…

  4. HD Porn

    I have an HD DVD player, and I will probably end up buying some porn for it in HD, but I have never purchased a DVD for porn either, so not sure… I watch it online, so you can believe that I have invested some $$$ into the WMVHD format.
    Either way, HD Porn is the best. :)

  5. HD Porn

    Actually, I recently heard that the US porn producers have gone with the HD-DVD format while Sony is being adopted by the Japanese porn industry.

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  7. First Life Fan

    Here’s another quick survey in the adult retail market:
    Go to adultdvdempire.com (AVN’s 4-year winner for website retail sales) and search for HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray titles.

    Results:
    HD-DVD 41
    Blu-Ray 9

  8. Hi Def Porn

    The porn industry pioneered many tech media developments but they’re not as innovative as they once were.

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