Pay To Play
The next-gen DVD wars are heating up and Blu-ray might end up the loser. Paramount is being paid $150M by the makers of the HD-DVD format to release its movies exclusively on HD-DVD for the next 18 months. Similar to the VHS/Betamax wars of long ago, the technologically superior (according to some) Blu-ray format, which currently enjoys higher sales, may end up being edged out. From what I've read, the best selling point of the Blu-ray format is that their discs have a "hard scratch" covering, making it very durable. There's an awful lot of perfectly good DVD porn out there made unusable by clumsy mid-coitus handling.