More on High Definition: (Thanks To My Man Aaron for some clarifications here)

Here’s all the different kinds of hi def floating about.

Standard Def formats:

480i The picture is 704×480 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced frames per second (30 complete frames per second). 480i, or standard definition, is an analog-TV format with 480 lines scanned in an interlaced pattern. All “regular” TV programs use this format.

480p Progressive NTSC; the picture is 704×480 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second; FOX uses this. 480p, or enhanced definition, is a digital-TV format with 480 lines scanned progressively. It’s equivalent to DVD quality–a little better than standard definition but not as good as high definition.

There’s a few different flavors of HD:

720p The picture is 1280×720 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second. ABC uses this format.

1080i The picture is 1920×1080 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced frames per second (30 complete frames per second); CBS uses this.

1080p The picture is 1920×1080 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second.

Other formats:

DV 720×480; digital; standard def; 60i, 30P, 24P.

HDV 1440×1080; Sony’s new DV based HD format; 60i, 30P.

720p is, arguably as good as 1080i; not as good as 1080p.

Now what does all this mean to you? Not much at the moment, all high def TVs will play all formats so you dont have to have a different TV To watch ABC than CBS obviously. But where this really comes into play is with the DVD Players, regardless of which TV You have or which HiDef format you like there are no DVD players that can currently play Hi Def DVDS.

So why all the hoopla? Well High Definition TV has been around for years, DVD is now the standard for home video and widescreen DVDs do look better on a TV with a 16:9 aspect ratio. So far DVD’s can hold a maximum of about 9 Gigabytes on one side. (Thats the dual layer DVD you hear about) but a whole movie in Hi Def would require a LOT more than 9Gb to really show off its quality.

The limit on DVD is because of the laser, currently all lasers in DVD are red but that is about to change.

People who wander over to CES will likely see the latest in DVD from Sony, that being the blue laser DVD. Blue laser technology uses a blue laser to read and write the disk and a blue laser can make much smaller “holes” because of a much shorter wavelength. Blue laser DVDs will hold up to 54 Gigabytes. Sony’s new Playstation 3 set to debut this year will use BluRay discs and Columbia Tristar (owned by Sony) has commited to releasing it’s entire catalog on bluray disc..

This is not to say that blu-ray won’t have competition, the biggest coming from HD-DVD being developed by Toshiba and NEC.

Particularly worth noting for porners is that Sony will support HDV in it’s blu-ray technology. The new Sony FX1 is a 3 chip consumer priced camera that offers HD quality at an affordable price (relatively speaking)

Confused yet? Sure ya are…and therein lies the problem in all this. Even the folks at adultdvd empire don’t really understand it all because there is no real standard. The Island Fever 3 Trailer they have is in Hi Def, its even 1080p and it looks good if you can play it back.

To illustrate that they dont really understand it, they put up some frame grabs from the video and the frame grabs are 600×338…not even close to standard definition much less high definition. Obviously they downsized the frame grabs, but thats a silly thing to do when you are trying to illustrate the superior quality.

Now lets relate this to you.

If you do not have a hi def TV and the vast majority of us dont, none of this makes much difference they can shoot it in High Definition but when you watch it you see it in standard definition so any improvement in quality is non existant. Even if you have a high definition TV if you watch a DVD you are watching a standard definition picture.

Everyone in porn pretty much is now mastering on some variation of High Def, myself included not for what we can do with it now but for what we may be able to do with it in the future. It’s easy to shoot High Definition and downconvert it to standard def so why not?

First Hi Def on AdultDVD Empire? I think Not:

Adult DVD Empire is crowing that they have the first Hi Def Video clip availble for download on the web, according to the site anything over 720 non interlaced is Hi def.

If Thats so I beat em by a mile…I have 20 of these clips available at

and unlike that other site you download mine and you own it…you dont have to pay 14.95 every 30 days to watch it.

Unlike that other site mine are in MPEG2 format and can be written to DVD with no time consuming re-encoding…thiers are wmv try to make a DVD out of that.

I have no problem with what they are doing but to say they are the first is simple not true.


Victor Writes:

That two bit tart Taylor Wayne thinks she can compare herself to Sharon Stone? Sharon Stone has a degree in creative writing and fine arts, what do you have Taylor, a Penthouse layout that your then husband Laurien got you? And you call Sharon Stone a whore?

Sharon began a modeling career and was signed to represent Clairol, Diet Coke, and Revlon and she has appeared in such films as Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino, Sphere, and The Muse.

What exactly is your pedigree Ms Wayne?

Actually it’s Wane but Victor made his point. For those not in the know Taylor’s husband Laurien was one of Penthouse Magazines more prolific photographers and as far as I know they are still together. I don’t know if they met before or after her shoots but my sources tell me it was before.

On a Lighter Note Richard Writes:

Since Taylor Wane is worth $1125,how much to be your date at the AVN awards?
I’ll start the bidding at $7.37,and a hubcap from a 1985 Camaro.You can hold my plane ticket home if you want.


Gee everybody is a freakin comedian….On the one hand I’m tempted to auction off a date with me but somehow I just don’t think it would bring very much. I even went so far as to ask Adell, who at times loves me as much as my dog, Adell said “Pay for a date? With You? I’d sooner sit through a Nic Andrews Marathon”

I guess today wasn’t one of the days she loves me.

Mad Love indeed.


14200cookie-checkMore on High Definition: (Thanks To My Man Aaron for some clarifications here)

More on High Definition: (Thanks To My Man Aaron for some clarifications here)

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