XXX to screw BluRay?

What says it better than the actual article?  Let the copy & pasting commence!

"First we begin with something of a history lesson. Back in the early days of the VCR there were two rival formats, VHS and Sony's technically superior Betamax.

Sony didn't want any filth appearing on Betamax, so the adult entertainment industry went with VHS and the rest is history. Betamax may have survived among professional broadcast users, but VHS won the living rooms of average consumers. "

Read the rest...

Take that you conservative congressmen!  Porn does have a say

Posted by Ensellitis @ 1/22/2007 19:38  |    7 | Source


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Bifur (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/24/2007 15:00
i wonder who would download a hi -res movie of 30 gb blu ray from internet xD shrink the quality!  blu ray should be open

vellan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/24/2007 08:08
porn means less entering into the digital distribution generation. a significant portion of the porn industries cash comes from the internet...a portion that will continue to increase as download speeds go up while cost goes down.

I have a hard time believing porn will dictate victorious formats as they did in the past becuase it wholly ignores the alternate method of acquiring it.  When in the VHS era your only choice for porn flicks was VHS, in this era you can download them in 10mins without being the perv in the trenchcoat seen entering the porn shop.

With the hardware and content support for blu-ray, don't expect the lack of porn to destroy it.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/24/2007 04:42
screwed by porn ... oh the irony!

I hope BluRay fails for the simple fact that I bought into the HD-DVD format (for several technical reasons but mostly because BluRay was sony) and already have the player and about 30 movies.  I was waiting to hear news like this.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/24/2007 01:27
they screw themselves enough...  who remembers rootkit?

Equinoxx (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/24/2007 00:44
Especially since they've been screwed by porn in the past anyways (betamax). They should learn from previous mistakes

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/23/2007 19:16
exactly...  porn is one of those things that would be nearly impossible to stop...  so why not profit on it?  lol

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/23/2007 17:19

There's no doubt about it... porn is a big part of any video format.  Why Sony doesn't just shrug it off as part of the real world is really confusing.

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