As HD DVD goes limp, porn producers ogle Blu-ray

Apple Store Online“The adult film industry is still taking a wait-and-see approach to the Blu-ray /HD DVD wars. But while Blu-ray’s perceived costs have pushed some companies into the arms of the HD DVD camp, Warner Bros.’ decision last week to exclusively support Blu-ray has some thinking that the end of HD DVD is nigh,” Chloe Albanesius reports for PC Magazine.

“Executives in the adult-film industry spoke Wednesday during the opening day of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2008, which briefly overlaps with the more mainstream Consumer Electronics Show ending Thursday,” Albanesius reports.

“‘It could be a real sign that things will shift,’ Jeff Thill, director of video operations for the Hustler Video Group, said about the Warner decision. Thill said he sees no advantage of one format over the other, but is “leaning Blu-Ray” after Warner’s announcement,” Albanesius reports.

“Hustler had some success recently with the Blu-ray release of Jenna Haze Oil Orgy, said Thill, who was on hand to showcase Hustler’s latest releases at the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo,” Albanesius reports.

“Vivid Entertainment, home to porn star Jenna Jameson, has also released videos on Blu-ray and HD, said David Peskin, Vivid’s national sales manager. It currently has two Blu-ray titles and three HD DVD titles on the shelves,” Albanesius reports. “Vivid was initially ‘conservative’ with its high-definition re-order numbers, but is ‘starting to stock a little heavier’ since sales have been promising, Peskin said. Vivid has seen Blu-ray sell more units online while HD does better in retail stores, he said.”

Albert Lazarito, vice president of Silver Sinema, [and] Kim Kysar, Pink Visual’s director of marketing, both expressed concerns about how much the camera would capture in high-definition… ‘Imperfections are modified,’ Lazarito said.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ampar” (who probably did it in order to mine the rich, blue vein of double entendres) for the, uh… heads up.]


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