Debbie Does HD


Blu-ray is going to become the Betamax of the digital disc era because, frankly, it won't play dirty.

Blu-ray backer Sony Corp. blocked manufacturers from producing porn DVDs in that format—a move that some say has pushed adult film studios into the camp of HD-DVD camp led by Toshiba Corp.

Steven Hirsch, founder of Vivid Entertainment Group, said Walt Disney Co. also refuses to use DVD makers—known as replicators—that press porn titles.

This makes finding a Blu-ray replicator willing to alienate Sony and Disney almost impossible for porn studios because the format requires costly new equipment and there are only a handful of replicators able to make such DVDs.

What was Sony thinking, exactly? By shutting off that source of video they were going to save the world from porn?