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    Default Porn Studio Moves to Blu-Ray; Drops HD-DVD

    Now we know things are getting serious on the Hi Def Video front.

    Gizmodo reports that one of the Porn Studios is moving from HD-DVD to Blu-Ray exclusively... !

    See http://gizmodo.com/344655/porn-studi...lu+ray-in-2008 for details.

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    Default Re: Porn Studio Moves to Blu-Ray; Drops HD-DVD

    This was a move that helped VHS win the Beta war, if I'm not mistaken.
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    Yeah, we really need some of those old porn classics from the 60's & 70's remastered in blu-ray with dts-hd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Berichon View Post
    This was a move that helped VHS win the Beta war, if I'm not mistaken.
    I keep hearing this, but several years ago I walked into a thrift store and saw a fairly large stack of commercially-produced Beta porn tapes.

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    Yes Justin, and "Insatiable II" with Mariyln Chambers even had a quad soundtrack according to The List. That must have been a real interesting collage of sounds. Wonder if I still have my old beta copy...... John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Svensson View Post
    Yes Justin, and "Insatiable II" with Mariyln Chambers even had a quad soundtrack according to The List. That must have been a real interesting collage of sounds. Wonder if I still have my old beta copy...... John
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    Quote Originally Posted by atrocity View Post
    I keep hearing this, but several years ago I walked into a thrift store and saw a fairly large stack of commercially-produced Beta porn tapes.
    So what did you have to give for them?

    Of course they exist on Beta, but in comparatively small numbers once Joe SixPack figured it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Now we know things are getting serious on the Hi Def Video front. Gizmodo reports that one of the Porn Studios is moving from HD-DVD to Blu-Ray exclusively
    It's kinda Wag The Dog though; would have been really amazing if they'd made the Blu moves *before* the rumors were confirmed.
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    This studio is one of the larger porn studios and can afford the added cost to make Blu-ray discs. Digital Playground even has advanced CGI effects to tell its story on its “Pirates” video. Many of the smaller porn studios perhaps cannot afford Sony's licensing fees to make Blu-ray discs and that's why they chose HD-DVD to begin with. This article is a year old:

    Porn Industry May Decide DVD Format War
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,245638,00.html

    Article quote:
    "As Ramos puts it, Wicked chose HD DVD primarily because of Blu-ray's prohibitive expense and lack of market share, as well as the fact that it is generally cheaper and easier to produce using the format."

    Adult Films: The 'X' Factor In HDTV DVD War - December 25, 2007
    http://www.tvpredictions.com/adult122507.htm

    Article quote:
    "Despite much hype, adult movies are having little impact on the high-def disc war between Blu-ray and HD DVD. That's the conclusion of an article by Investor's Business Daily. The newspaper notes that the adult industry has not released many titles in either HD DVD or Blu-ray, partially due to high replication costs for the latter. In addition, porn fans may believe the high-def discs, which cost up to $50, are not worth the price."

    Although you would think the cost would go down as the BR format is accepted. Or be stuck with high licensing fee's for many years making it unaffordable to make professional discs for small runs (perhaps Toshiba would do the same). This is IMO the meat and potatoes of the whole HD thing. Which format is affordable to make and produce professional Hi-Def discs for small labels or even the average person. We already have the tools for regular DVD, perhaps people will stay with that format until the situation changes.

    I don't know what the exact costs are for content creation and production for Blu-ray / HD-DVD discs, but it would good to have the information.

    I only remember that when Sony controlled CD manufacturing in the 1980’s it was next to impossible for small bands to make CD’s. Perhaps because it was a new format still gaining mass acceptance. Nevertheless, this was the way the big record companies controlled the content for many years beyond what it should have. It took MP3 to stop their rule at the expense of sound quality. It's hard to imagine such an era now, but we had to stay with making records and cassettes until CD burners came around on home computers in the mid 1990’s. And these were not "professional" discs. But it did force the price of CD manufacturing down for small runs.
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    Maybe we will get Body Love 1+2 with the Klaus Schulze multitrack in high resolution. Did anyone ever find a US version of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbre4 View Post
    So what did you have to give for them?
    I've never owned a Beta machine. I went at things backwards by starting with CED, moving on to Beta after CED shut down, then finally giving in and getting a VHS deck...which I hated, BTW.

    Of course they exist on Beta, but in comparatively small numbers once Joe SixPack figured it out.
    But I keep hearing people claim that there was no porn on Beta and that's why Beta died. It's simply not true. Beta died because VHS had better marketing and longer--if crappier looking--recordings.

    CED, on the other hand (!), never did have porn, which can't have helped.

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