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The death of analog video connections?
#293381 02/22/10 06:45 PM
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jakewash #293382 02/22/10 07:18 PM
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This will suck bigtime.

oh well..we can all upgrade the equipment but no streaming/ripping will be bad.

But ofcourse we can keep our Axioms \:\)


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Avi Deshpande #293439 02/23/10 01:38 AM
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Excerpt from the article: Lest you think that this won't affect existing players, note that after January 1, 2011, the manufacturers of Blu-ray discs will be able (at their option) to insert an Image Constraint Token into any Blu-ray disc. This is a sort of "digital flag" that will turn off the high-definition component video output in the player (effectively turning it into a low-resoluton 480i/576i output). The goal is to make sure that all high-definition video will only be made possible through "secure" digital connections like HDMI.

Do you see the disc manufacturers doing this? Consumers aren't going to know about these new restrictions, but when they suddenly can't view their movies in full HD anymore, they are going to complain (assuming they notice of course...plenty of people out there sadly have a HDTV and are watching in SD without knowing the difference).

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Zarak #293447 02/23/10 05:12 AM
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Of course they would do this. The disc manufacturers are the studios, and they're scared to death of piracy, to their own detriment. If they didn't intend to do it, they wouldn't have the capability.


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Ken.C #293451 02/23/10 06:16 AM
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Of course they would do this. The disc manufacturers are the studios, and they're scared to death of piracy, to their own detriment. If they didn't intend to do it, they wouldn't have the capability.

Just wait until they figure out a way to tie your bluray to a specific player so you can't sell it on to someone else when you don't want it any more.

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Consumers aren't going to know about these new restrictions, but when they suddenly can't view their movies in full HD anymore, they are going to complain

Yup.

Of course, if you really want to store your movies on your computer or continue to play hd through analog outs, there is always Slysoft. As pointed out by Audioholics already, there is something seriously wrong when its much easier to pirate than to attempt to do something legally.


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fredk #293453 02/23/10 06:26 AM
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Just like game manufacturers. Now Sony's manage to damage the used games market by restricting online play to the first purchaser only.


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Ken.C #293454 02/23/10 06:39 AM
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Given that bluray and aacs is already hacked, I don't see how this 'content management' stuff is going to do anything but drive people to pirated movies more quickly.


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Re: The death of analog video connections?
fredk #293456 02/23/10 06:52 AM
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I <3 AnyDVDHD.

http://www.techdirt.com/ covers a lot of the self-defeating idiocy perpetrated by the music and movie industries.

If I could download the TV shows I like with anything approaching the ease with which I acquire rips I would pay a reasonable fee.

But I can't.



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Luke Smith #293459 02/23/10 09:04 AM
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Thats funny in a sad sort of way Luke.


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Re: The death of analog video connections?
Ken.C #293464 02/23/10 12:49 PM
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Just like game manufacturers. Now Sony's manage to damage the used games market by restricting online play to the first purchaser only.

Really??? How long has this been going on?


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