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    Quote Originally Posted by dsctaz View Post
    I heard somewhere that whatever format the porn industry picked would be the format that would be the winner between HD-DVD and BlueRay, I'm trying to find it but I think HD-DVD was picked by them...
    Don't buy into that silliness because that's all it is. Porn doesn't sell players.

    DVD took off once Disney and Dreamworks stopped sucking on the DIVX teet (DIVX disc format that was released when DVDs were, and NOT the DiVx codec you use now), and started to release their titles on standard DVD, THEY (Disney) are the difference makers, not pornographers. And as dgrycan pointed out, Star Wars, the Bond Movies, the Toy Stories (ALL PIXAR), and the like are the difference makers.

    Porn is more readily, and less conspicuously, available for download online. That is why they won't have anything close to the effect the had on the Beta/VHS issue. Sony made the mistake back then with the BetaMax and didn't have the studio support they have now with Blu-ray. Couple that with JVC licensing out the VHS technology, it spelled "doom" for BetaMax. That is not the case this time. (While there are a bunch of articles that suggest otherwise, here is someone who agrees that porn will not be the decider. http://www.wired.com/culture/lifesty.../2007/02/72625 )

    Could HD-DVD turn it around? Sure it's possible, but not likely. Both formats have been out nearly a year and Blu-ray software is selling better than HD-DVD, and it doesn't look as though that is going to change anytime soon.

    Heck, even Uni, the LONE HD-DVD ONLY MAJOR, is feeling the costly sting of the format. They announced a great deal of catalog and new titles coming out this year, and quite a few of them are NOT SD-DVD/HD-DVD COMBO discs they've been priding themselves on. They did this because the combo discs are sometimes as much as $10 more than their HD-DVD only counterparts. (I should also note that Uni isn't the only studio releasing these combo discs, as Warners is as well. But WB is format neutral, so they burden is more on Uni.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    Should've gone with Blu-ray buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsctaz View Post
    I heard somewhere that whatever format the porn industry picked would be the format that would be the winner between HD-DVD and BlueRay, I'm trying to find it but I think HD-DVD was picked by them...
    That was true with VHS vs. Beta but nowadays there's so much porn on the internet that it's not gonna be the deciding factor. Studio support and manufacterer support are the two biggest things and they are both heavily in favor of Blu-ray.

    Blu-ray studio support:
    Paramount
    Warner
    Sony (Columbia, Tri-Star)
    Disney (Miramax, Buena Vista, Touchtone, Pixar)
    Fox

    Dreamworks
    New Line
    HBO

    HD-DVD studio support:
    Paramount
    Warner
    Universal
    Weinstein Company

    New Line
    HBO
    Dreamworks

    Bold = Exclusive

    Exclusive Blu-ray titles:
    Star Wars
    Pirates of the Carribean
    Spider-Man

    James Bond
    Rocky

    Exclusive HD-DVD titles:
    Jurassic Park
    The Mummy
    King Kong
    Bourne Trilogy

    Bold = Mega hits
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    Exclusive HD-DVD titles:
    Jurassic Park
    And Spielberg isn't going to release that, as well as:

    Jaws
    Back to the Future Trilogy
    E.T.


    until the "losing" format bows out.

    I work at NBC/Uni, and I have heard murmurs (see: rumors) that Blu-ray is probably going to come, but not until year's end at the earliest. The same people have said it's due to some kind of timed agreement Uni has with the DVD Forum. It's silly, quite honestly. The only people that it's really effecting is the consumer.

    So, maybe Uni will toss their hat into the Neutral Format Ring, and have Blu-ray titles out by the time The Bourne Ultimatum hits video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    And Spielberg isn't going to release that, as well as:

    Jaws
    Back to the Future Trilogy
    E.T.


    until the "losing" format bows out.

    I work at NBC/Uni, and I have heard murmurs (see: rumors) that Blu-ray is probably going to come, but not until year's end at the earliest. The same people have said it's due to some kind of timed agreement Uni has with the DVD Forum. It's silly, quite honestly. The only people that it's really effecting is the consumer.

    So, maybe Uni will toss their hat into the Neutral Format Ring, and have Blu-ray titles out by the time The Bourne Ultimatum hits video.
    Interesting. I work for a DVD Menu design company and everyone seems to be waiting for this thing to play out. We're working on the Bourne Identity and Heroes right now actually. I for one really hope you guys go to Blu-ray soon. What do you do if you don't mind me asking?

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