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Old 10-06-10, 10:05 AM   #54
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Default Re: Blu-Rays and updates...

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
no, it is necessary, because it stops the average joe from piracy. Like i pointed out it will stop the average user from copying disc.

true that there are those that know how to rip, download, copy etc.. but the average joe that doesn't know how to hook up ethernet cable will not know how to go around the DRM.

so the DRM works just as planned.
You think the average joe knows what DRM is, what it does, or the fact that he can rip a movie to his computer?

If he knows that much, he can just download it off a torrent site. The truth is, if it's been cracked by one person, then it's been cracked by everyone. I don't know why you're defending this.

Originally Posted by betterdan View Post
What I mean is I see no one in this thread bitching that a computer is too complicated yet here they are complaining that a blu ray player is too complicated because they have to plug it into the internet.
I would expect them to bitch about a computer way more than a blu ray player.
We didn't say it's too complicated, we just think that updates for a BLU-RAY PLAYER are a little excessive, and to make matters worse, their constantly needed since the DRM is often cracked easily.

Maybe it's just because we were so used to DVD players, which didn't require manual updates. I mean with WiFi on the player, it's a piece of cake, but you bet your ass that there are a lot of people out there that brought home a shiny copy of their favorite movie only to find that it wouldn't play. Then they had to call technical support and suffer through hours of hand-holding just to play their movie. And it was only done to prevent copying, which doesn't affect the majority of users anyways.

Originally Posted by mullet View Post
Dude most people in the public can't copy and paste.
Spot on. I can't tell you how many people I have worked with that I say "just copy and paste it there". And they say to me "copy and what? how do you do that?".

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