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#21 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:34 AM

Smiddy my man, you may have something. The adult entertainment industry has led the way in using new technology several times.

Precisely why many feel VHS beat Beta back in the day. Quite simply, there were more porn titles available on VHS. /steve
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#22 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:41 AM

The Adult industry always leads the way on this stuff. There was a problem when HD on DVD started out, the Blu_Ray camp (Sony) stuck their noses in the air where it came to the Adult Industry. HD DVD didn't discuss but they welcomed them. We all know what happened next.

It appears the Adult Industry is being given access to the Blu Ray technology now (started in Japan) and apparently some titles have either been released or are close to release... but give credit where credit is due...

The Adult Industry has always been very smart about embracing technology and they are putting their strength behind Streaming Video, which, love em or hate em(the Adult Industry), is a very good indicator of what is coming.

Streaming HD Adult Video content is not hard to find.

Historically, the Adult Industry is a harbinger of things to come in the video business. No "legitimate" film studio had a single thought about releasing major movies on video tape until the Adult Industry slapped them in the face with proof that people would buy movies. The first Adult title released on video tape had a 20% sell thru to all owners of VCR's at that time... the second was even higher. The studios took notice.


Whoa! Are really interesting thought came to mind as I was rereading my post. I need to caveat this before I go on though, when I was younger, I watched some adult videos and the DVDs where using the technology to their fullest (multiple angles, etcetera). I wonder if the adult video industry is doing anything with BD Live or not? I can see a market for BD Live there. Maybe that is just scary?!


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#23 OFFLINE   rudeney

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

So, it seems that "blue" Blu-Ray discs are inevitable?

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

It does indeed seem so.
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:56 PM

I fear my children (1.5 years-ish, 5.5 years, and 14) haven't taken to them yet, but I suspect if given the chance they would. Disney does provide as does the BDP-S550, so parental controls. I would suspect that most parents are not savy enough to set things up. It does open up a whole new experience where we're litterally wired for sound (and video) thruoughout. As the one post says, PS3 has a way to show videos of personal commentaries, that is just wickedly-kewl in my opinion and I think that opens up a unbounded set of ideals that can be applied to this technology.


Did you notice that when signing-up for your Disney BD-Live account that they asked for an SSN or DL# to verify age? Now, I'm a big Disney fan, been to the parks many, many times, and even own stock, so I;m sure they have my info, but i just didn't feel right about giving it to them again on this sign-up form. They also offer a third option , which is verification by e-mail. I chose that. I'm not sure how that works, but maybe it ties me to their existing records? Anyhow, at least they are trying to keep the kids safe. Oh, and they wouldn't let me use "rudeney" as my online name - they said it was "inappropriate for a family atmosphere". Go figure!

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

Did you notice that when signing-up for your Disney BD-Live account that they asked for an SSN or DL# to verify age? Now, I'm a big Disney fan, been to the parks many, many times, and even own stock, so I;m sure they have my info, but i just didn't feel right about giving it to them again on this sign-up form. They also offer a third option , which is verification by e-mail. I chose that. I'm not sure how that works, but maybe it ties me to their existing records? Anyhow, at least they are trying to keep the kids safe. Oh, and they wouldn't let me use "rudeney" as my online name - they said it was "inappropriate for a family atmosphere". Go figure!


Did they ask for SSN? I know that they asked for Birth Date. (I did mine via computer, I didn't do the BD - Live way). Now you are giving me reason to relook at it. :P
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:36 PM

Did they ask for SSN? I know that they asked for Birth Date. (I did mine via computer, I didn't do the BD - Live way). Now you are giving me reason to relook at it. :P


I did the sign-up on my PC. I don't think you can create an account from the player itself. It did ask for DOB, but they had that already since I had an existing Disney account. At the very end, there was a prompt for an "age verification" process with three options - supply SSN, supply DL#, or respond to an e-mail. I chose the e-mail method. A few minutes later, they sent me a message with a link to click. I did that and it took me back to the BD-LIVE site and "activate" my account. I have no idea how that proved my age, but they seem to think it did!

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

I did the sign-up on my PC. I don't think you can create an account from the player itself. It did ask for DOB, but they had that already since I had an existing Disney account. At the very end, there was a prompt for an "age verification" process with three options - supply SSN, supply DL#, or respond to an e-mail. I chose the e-mail method. A few minutes later, they sent me a message with a link to click. I did that and it took me back to the BD-LIVE site and "activate" my account. I have no idea how that proved my age, but they seem to think it did!


Whoa, perhaps I chose email and didn't think anything of it. :shrug:
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:27 PM

Whoa, perhaps I chose email and didn't think anything of it. :shrug:


Actually, I think you gave them your SSN and it's now posted over on that hacker site... ;)

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:33 AM

Actually, I think you gave them your SSN and it's now posted over on that hacker site... ;)


Kewl, I should get lots of friends that way. :lol:

I was messing with Transformers last night and I was able to change the PopUp Menu, I guess you can call it a skin, to BubbleBee. There is a Megatron and Optimus Prime too. My son thought it was pretty cool...
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