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HD DVD vs Blu-Ray? Porn industry is going with

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    HD DVD.

    Bye, bye, Blu-Ray.

    http://www.tgdaily.com/2007/01/11/ces2007_hddvd_blu_ray/

    One of the big problems they have with Blu-ray is its expense, followed by its market share. "Blu-ray has superior quality, yes," said a spokesperson for porn studio Bangbros, "but HD DVD is easier to produce, cheaper to produce and there are more HD DVD players in homes than there are Blu-ray players, for example in the Xbox 360."
     
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's like the VHS-Beta battle all over again.
    With the same deciding factor.
     
  3. MC Sports Guy

    MC Sports Guy Member

    Never been happier that Mrs. MC Sports Guy got me an XBox 360 for Christmas.
     
  4. NDub

    NDub Guest

    Blu Ray is only worth it if you have a 1080p HDTV. And because no one broadcasts (or plans on in the near future) in 1080p, there's no reason to get a 1080p TV. 1080p TVs cost several hundred even thousand more dollars than standard HDTVs. 1080p won't make your HD any better b/c HD broadcasts are 720p and sometimes upconverted to 720p. Blu Ray DVD players are like 1000 bucks and the DVDs are about 30. The PS3 is Blu Ray but that's like 500-800 bucks. At least HD DVD is cheaper - still 500 bucks for a player and about 25 for a movie. The XBox 360s use HD DVDs.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Yup.
    Although part of the problem back then was that Sony wouldn't license their Beta technology. But the company (I've forgotten which one) that created VHS would. Bye, bye, Beta.

    Ah, the good old early days of video stores.

    Membership fees.

    Rent a movie for $24.95.

    Half the store was VHS, half was Beta.

    I am still the proud owner of a circa 1981 20 lb Sony Beta Videorecorder that's the szie of a small table. You had to plug in "the remote".
     
  6. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Xbox 360 doesn't use HD DVDs -- it uses regular DVDs. You can buy an add-on HD DVD player for an extra 200 bucks.
     
  7. MC Sports Guy

    MC Sports Guy Member

    Not to threadjack here, but you seem to me knowledgable about this market. The wife and I are thinking about upgrading our TV in the near future. What should we go with? I'm interested in getting the best value, but also in getting a set that will sustain some technology shifts. Also something to optimize the XBox 360. Any thoughts?
     
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    MC, not that you asked, but get a TV that supports 1080p. As NDub said, it's not widely used yet on broadcast TV, but if you're spending upwards of $1,000 on a new TV, it just makes sense spend a couple hundred more so that when 1080p is the norm you won't be looking to get a new TV in a couple of years.

    And if you get a blu-ray or hd-dvd player, you'll want to see all it has to offer, so you may as well have the 1080.
     
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    BangBros. is usually on the cutting edge. Or, uh, so I've been told. :-[
     
  10. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    I remember when a weekend of fun consisted of not only renting the movie (our family's membership number was 0026 - I remember being distinctly proud that we were the 26th to join up) but the VCR as well
     
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Mild threadjack:

    But if HD-DVD wins the battle over Blu-ray, would regular DVDs play in those? Obviously the quality would be different.

    I know Blu-ray discs are smaller than DVD, so those players wouldn't play DVD.


    With the amount of money some people have put into their DVD collections, I can't imagine they'd want to toss all those aside, which could be another advantage for HD-DVD.
     
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    From what I've heard, you would need some sort of adapter to play regular DVDs in an HD DVD player.
     
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