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Old 08-08-07, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default BDA disabling BD-R/RE playback in new Blu-Ray standalones & firmwares to curb piracy!

The Blu-Ray Disc Association is permanently crippling BD-R playback in new players now. It is being done to curb piracy, at the expense of people who like to produce their own hidef discs (for weddings, sports events, backups, etc). They are apparently coming out with special AACS blanks, but they aren't available now and it is unknown how compatible they will be - and they could be very expensive.

Say goodbye to open formats like DVD-R/DVD+R if Blu-Ray wins the format war:

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Blu-ray players were never supposed to support BDMV authored content using ordinary data type BD-R or BD-RE media. An exemption was made for a number of months so that available blank discs could be used for testing and other promotional activities; this exemption expired recently...

...The players were not permitted to play movie content from the current blank media to begin with.
There was an exception made for a short period of time to help facilitate testing and demonstrations. This issues has been given consideration since before the launch of the format. The fundamental issue is easy to understand. The studios cannot accept the use of blank media for making clones of copyrighted discs. The computer industry wants to empower consumers to fully utilize the format and that is fine, so long as measures are taken to protect copyright...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post11237686
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post11240083
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=886153
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BDMV is just the advance menu systems, you can still encode videos for playback... just would look cheap now.
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BDMV is just the advance menu systems, you can still encode videos for playback... just would look cheap now.
Not only does it look cheap with junk menus, but it also makes true backups impossible. Do we really need a format with less functional media than our current format?
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Not only does it look cheap with junk menus, but it also makes true backups impossible. Do we really need a format with less functional media than our current format?
Hey Ruined... I am a big fan of HD-DVD, but I am wondering... WHERE THE HELL ARE OUR BURNERS?!
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Not only does it look cheap with junk menus, but it also makes true backups impossible. Do we really need a format with less functional media than our current format?
"True backups"
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Hey Ruined... I am a big fan of HD-DVD, but I am wondering... WHERE THE HELL ARE OUR BURNERS?!
Here I am! j/k

This is ridiculous move on Sony's part. Removing consumer functionality to reward movie studios is a horrible decision. Guess I'll be watching High Def home movies on a PC BD-R drive once the prices become reasonable.
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