Porn group backs Blu-ray...

Zim Hosein

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US adult film maker Digital Playground will throw its support behind Sony's high-definition Blu-ray DVD format.

"We feel that of the two formats, it's the one that's more future-proofed," Digital Playground's president and founder, who identifies himself as "Joone", said.
Sony's Blu-ray competes with the HD DVD format championed by Toshiba and appears to have amassed more allies in the next-generation DVD format war - including Apple, Panasonic and the majority of movie studios.

But while Digital Playground, known as an innovator in bringing porn to personal computers, has endorsed Blu-ray, it has not yet found a company prepared to mass-produce its films in the new high-definition format.

Joone said companies that replicated DVDs were hesitant about embracing the porn industry and were committed in putting mainstream Hollywood's movies onto the new discs.

Nevertheless, a spokesman for Blu-ray said the endorsement underscored the format's wide appeal.

"It shows that Blu-ray is appealing to film genres of many types," said Andy Parsons, a spokesman for Blu-ray and a senior vice president at Pioneer Electronics.

The failure of the Blu-ray and HD DVD camps to reach a unified standard has set the stage for a war akin to the VHS and Betamax battle of the 1980s. Each side hopes to reignite the sagging $US24 billion ($32 billion) home video market with new players and discs that offer greater capacity and interactive features.

But analysts said the adult film vote does not appear to have as much impact now as it had in past format matches.

Reuters

Porn group backs Blu-ray :laugh:
 

erub

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You all know that the reason VHS won to the technically inferior Betamax was because VHS was licensed to the porn industry, and Sony refused to do so
 

13Gigatons

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I posted this story a week ago and the mod deleted it. Guess he was in a bad mood.
 

zephyrprime

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Well that settles it. The format wars are over. I'm not even kidding. First adopters are all male and they will not buy a machine that can't play porn.

Also, blu-ray is better because we need every byte of capacity for 80mm camcorder recording.
 

Sluggo

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Originally posted by: zephyrprime
Well that settles it. The format wars are over. I'm not even kidding. First adopters are all male and they will not buy a machine that can't play porn.

:thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by: Sluggo
Originally posted by: zephyrprime
Well that settles it. The format wars are over. I'm not even kidding. First adopters are all male and they will not buy a machine that can't play porn.

:thumbsup:

micosoft lost out on this one.
 

GagHalfrunt

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Originally posted by: zephyrprime
Well that settles it. The format wars are over. I'm not even kidding. First adopters are all male and they will not buy a machine that can't play porn.

Also, blu-ray is better because we need every byte of capacity for 80mm camcorder recording.


Well, the porn industry is going to be an important factor in who wins, but Digital Playground itself might not be. Just because a single studio is going Blu-Ray does not mean that others will follow suit.
 

littleprince

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What great press release for the company!
Heck my company supports Blu Ray too If we can get that kinda coverage!
 

jpeyton

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Because porn and Playstation share the same demographic.
 

ultimatebob

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Umm... is porn really better in HD? I'd figure that it would just make the fake boobs look even faker and blemishes harder to cover up.
 

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Originally posted by: ultimatebob
Umm... is porn really better in HD? I'd figure that it would just make the fake boobs look even faker and blemishes harder to cover up.

exactly what i was going to post! anal bleaching is going to be through the roof!