View Full Version : Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD will Porn Industry sway the market?

04-06-2007, 11:21 AM
It seems like the fight between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disks is a replay of the fight between VHS and BetaMax tapes from a couple decades ago.

VHS was 'chosen' by the porn industry and while most argued that BetaMax was the better technology, VHS players popularity exploded after the adult film industry began to release tapes on VHS.

Currently the most influential movie studios are releasing movies on Blu-Ray. A couple studios are releasing on Blu-Ray AND HD-DVD formats. And some are only releasing on HD-DVD.

Sony and Disney studios are backers of the Blu-Ray high definition disks which many consider to be the superior standard. However both studios also refuse to allow their movie titles to be replicated on machines/by firms that also replicate 'adult' films. In doing so, it appears that the porn industry may be adopting HD-DVD.

Is the consumer demand for 'adult' films so strong that it will sway the technology to one format or the other???

04-06-2007, 07:06 PM
I don't know if I can answer your question Bob but I beleive the porn industry could sway the market??? My reason for thinking this I read an article about 4 years ago stating the every year there was over 83 billion dollars spent a year on porn. It is a figure that is hard for me to beleive. If the figure is that high then yes it could sway the market.


04-06-2007, 07:35 PM
I remember when I bought my first DVD player there were a few functions I did not understand one was angle, there was another but I forget. The only movie I ever saw that used this technology was a porn dvd. What angle does is switch from camera A to camera B, I'll leave it to your imagination as to the effect of this particular feature. Has anyone else ever seen anything use this DVD feature? I just remembered, the other thing was an interactive DVD I tried this too. Verrrrry Interesting. But again the only thing I was ever able to use on this was a porn DVD.

PS:The viewing of these items was strictly in the name of research.