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#1 of 39 Todd_Petersen

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Posted December 08 2006 - 03:09 AM

Another win for Blu-Ray


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#2 of 39 Dave W

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Posted December 08 2006 - 03:35 AM

The article linked is from May - Just pointing out that format shifts for both Porn and the movie industries were being predicted much differently before the PS3 launched.

#3 of 39 TravisR

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Posted December 08 2006 - 08:39 AM

I think the internet has drastically changed the importance of which format adult movies go to. Many masturbaters (or is that masturbators?) have stopped going to the porn shop and just go straight to the computer today. Not that the industry is going to collapse by any means but I just don't think it can make the format determination that it did in the VHS days.

#4 of 39 Todd_Petersen

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Posted December 08 2006 - 09:15 AM

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I think the internet has drastically changed the importance of which format adult movies go to. Many masturbaters (or is that masturbators?) have stopped going to the porn shop and just go straight to the computer today. Not that the industry is going to collapse by any means but I just don't think it can make the format determination that it did in the VHS days.


if you search Blu-Ray and porn it seems almost all the producers of many different companies have all decided to go with Blu-Ray.

#5 of 39 Dave_P.

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Posted December 08 2006 - 09:25 AM

Vivid is releasing the first porn on Blu-Ray.

http://www.tvpredict...irsch111006.htm

#6 of 39 Raymond G

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Posted December 08 2006 - 09:25 AM

But wasn't Adam and Eve just recently selling the HD-DVD players? I know all of the orders were cancelled, but they tried.

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Posted December 08 2006 - 09:27 AM

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if you search Blu-Ray and porn it seems almost all the producers of many different companies have all decided to go with Blu-Ray.
My point is that with the internet, SD-DVD and even old VHS copies, people have alot of different options to fall back on. They don't 'need' to buy Blu-Ray to see porn. Whereas back in the days of VHS, the average person had VHS or they had their imagination. Posted Image

All that being said, it's not a bad thing for Blu-Ray to have the adult industry in their corner.

#8 of 39 Todd_Petersen

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Posted December 08 2006 - 03:51 PM

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All that being said, it's not a bad thing for Blu-Ray to have the adult industry in their corner.


Agreed, just figured this doesnt hurt.

#9 of 39 Todd_Petersen

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Posted December 08 2006 - 03:52 PM

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Vivid is releasing the first porn on Blu-Ray.

http://www.tvpredict...irsch111006.htm


nice find

#10 of 39 Seth=L

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Posted December 08 2006 - 04:10 PM

Remember one of Betamax's downfalls, not accepting porn. Regardless of the grotesqueries (not sure I spelled that correctly) Sony has done something aside from sticking it's head up it's a$$, I am shocked they actually did it. I was certain they wanted to sink their own ship, now things might change.

#11 of 39 Cees Alons

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Posted December 09 2006 - 05:27 AM

Two months ago, I read an article stating that Japanese porn-industry seemed to have chosen HD DVD for their preferred format. I can't link to it (because it was a written piece), but it was the consumer's magazine.

I honestly can tell how important a choice like that is, or not. Perhaps, however, a choice like that can be seen as an indication. The above article is old, though, so I wonder what they're thinking now.


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#12 of 39 Sam Davatchi

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Posted December 09 2006 - 09:28 AM

I read today in a French DVD magazine that a French porn company that had chosen blu-ray at first, had to change its position and choose HD-DVD. The story is that apparently there is only one blu-ray production line here in Europe and they refused to allow porn titles. They fear that if something goes wrong, a porn title be mistakenly put in a "normal" movie case, like a family title.

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Posted December 09 2006 - 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Todd_Petersen
nice find

From the same article
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Steve Hirsch: We will be releasing our first high-def DVD in the first quarter of 2007. We're working on it now. It will be a Blu-ray DVD and it will have multiple angles. You will have the option of watching two different angles of a scene.

TVP: Will you release the title in HD-DVD later in the year?

SH: As of now, it will just be Blu-ray. But that's not to say we won't release it in HD-DVD later.

TVP: Why did you choose Blu-ray for your first movie?

SH: We're working with a (production) company that has been involved with Blu-ray from the inception so it made sense. We're also very excited about Play Station 3 and its Blu-ray player. That is very exciting. But they need to get those players out there. (Editor's Note: Sony will launch the Play Station 3 video game console, which includes a Blu-ray player, on November 17.)

Understand, a lot of comments were made prior to the release of the PS3, based only Sony's release promises. After the disaster of the release numbers, I am assumming that many of these companies might be inclined to modify their current decisions, which the Vivid rep freely admits.

I would not read much into this supprot at this time.
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#14 of 39 Carlo Medina

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Posted December 09 2006 - 01:08 PM

Let's see if history repeats itself.

In the infancy of DVD, when some major studios were not supporting DVD, Vivid announced that it would. Pundits said that since porn drives acceptance of new technologies, this would be a big boost. As an early adopter in one of the seven test markets for DVD, I kept my hopes up that this would spur the rest of the studios to support DVD. Within something like 6 months of Vivid's announcement, the first of the holdouts came on board and within a year or so, all of the major studios had announced DVD support.

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Posted December 09 2006 - 04:55 PM

I wish the mods would merge this thread with the Passion of the Christ thread just for giggles Posted Image

#16 of 39 Dave_P.

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Posted December 10 2006 - 12:37 AM

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From the same article


Understand, a lot of comments were made prior to the release of the PS3, based only Sony's release promises. After the disaster of the release numbers, I am assumming that many of these companies might be inclined to modify their current decisions, which the Vivid rep freely admits.

I would not read much into this supprot at this time.

So are you saying that after these initial 400,000 consoles sold out there will be no more sales of PS3's from now on?

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Posted December 10 2006 - 02:31 AM

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So are you saying that after these initial 400,000 consoles sold out there will be no more sales of PS3's from now on?

What initial 400k PS3's. After 3 weeks of release, the total sold worldwide has just barely broken the 400k point. That is my point. Sony has missed the promissed target numbers by such a wide margin, after missing the initial release dates, and are now set to miss their promises of released product by the end of the year. All of this after they had already modified downward the numbers they originally expected.

I never stated that released product would not sell. But then, to sell product you actually have to have the capability of producing the product.

All of the exclusive studios were banking on the PS3 selling millions of units through the holiday season, based on Sony's projections. They also expected the PS3 to have a major impact on content sales. Neither has happened. What does this mean in support by these studios? IMHO, CES will be a major turning point in this battle.
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#18 of 39 Greg Conti

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Posted December 10 2006 - 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam Davatchi
The story is that apparently there is only one blu-ray production line here in Europe and they refused to allow porn titles. They fear that if something goes wrong, a porn title be mistakenly put in a "normal" movie case, like a family title.

Thats my understanding as well except there were/are no Blu-Ray facilities that will handle porn in Japan and the US either. Kinda funny the porn industry is supporting a format that doesn't want their business.

#19 of 39 Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 11 2006 - 09:49 AM

Yeah, Sony is still the biggest player in the Blu-Ray replication area and AFAIK they still haven't changed their position on refusing to handle adult material. But maybe the technology has spread out to enough diverse companies that someone will handle it now.

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Posted January 05 2007 - 06:16 PM

Looks like the first HD adult release is from Wicked Pictures and it's HD DVD.

http://www.avn.com/i....tent_ID=280951
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