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Adult Films on HD DVD? Does It Matter?

Adult Films on HD DVD? Does It Matter?

Reports are coming in that the adult-film biz may get behind HD DVD instead of Blu-ray, in the upgrade to high-definition DVD production. In November 2004, I blogged the question, “Is Porn the DVD War Answer?” The question stemmed from the long-held belief that VHS finally toppled Betamax in the 1980s, because the adult-film business preferred it. Sounding familiar, HD DVD is reportedly gaining momentum because it’s easier to mass produce, and of inferior technical quality (just like VHS versus Beta). So, in this similar DVD battle today, would porn make the difference? One could argue rather effectively that, in 2007, the relationship between consumers and home-video players is not as adult-oriented as it once was.

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