Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 8 Jan 2008.
My question is how much did Sony pay out in bribes to the Studio Execs
Got myself a HD-DVD player last Friday, awesome timing!
I never thought HD-DVD would be the victor, though I did think it would get strung out a bit longer, letting the prices on the players drop a little more. Damn you Warner! *shakes fist in an epic sort of fashion*
After having a think about it though, I can't say I'm particularly fussed. I never planned on investing heavily in the films in either format (just renting, not about to replace ~500 DVDs for £15+ each), and after I flog the 7 HD-DVDs that came with my player, I would have ended up spending about the same as I would have anyway on a decent upscaling DVD player. So I've gone from "oh FFS just my luck", and nearly putting the lot on ebay (looks like I would have actually made a tenner out of it actually) to "meh, whatever" in the space of 48 hours
Snipped from Digitalbits.com:
As far as I know sony only banned porn production in their own BR pressing plants. Any non-sony BR plants can produce porn until the cows come home
bigger news is both lost just blue ray lost less hard. The studios are having a very hard time selling films at 3 - 4 times the normal price.
3-4 times normal price? dvds! arent $6 bluray movies are like $5 -$8 more expensive than dvds. same as hd dvd.
Comparing bargain basement prices to full RRP is a very poor comparison. BD/HD-DVD isn't that much more expensive really. As adoption increases now people know what to go for, we should see falling prices too.
I like my ps3 on how it can display bitrates for both audio and video. Normal DD and DTS range for 500kbps to about 900kbps with DTS having the larger, but with bluray it ranges depending on how its encoded or if its uncompressed, the latter will some times hit 6.0 mbps thats 6000kbps, 6-12 times the resolution, but if you don't believe me try it out you'll find i'm not kidding. Also more then 90% of HD-DVD are encoded with DD plus which is basically the same quality as DD just has the capacity to add more channels. In time all will come to the dark side, in time.
Just before christmas I was in a major retailer, the DVD's were selling for £3-£15 with the average about £8, whilst the HD-DVD and Blu-ray movies were £15-£25.
I think whats more telling though, is that there were two racks for the HD movies (combined, two half racks each so the same movies were side by side) but more like 20-25 racks of DVD's.
Who cares about physical media for Porn? You know, we are in 2008, most porn is consumed via streaming video or downloaded.
When Porn went VHS it WAS a big deal. The only other way to consume porn was on theatres, not on the privacy of your home. But we now have teh internets and everybody knows that "teh internets is for pron"
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