Old 17th April 2007, 05:34   #1
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For the love of DRM

sony is at it again.
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Old 17th April 2007, 09:31   #2
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  1. rip it
  2. return the original because it won't play in your player
  3. keep the copy
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Old 17th April 2007, 10:17   #3
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  1. rip it
  2. return the original because it won't play in your player
  3. keep the copy
fact.

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Old 17th April 2007, 11:39   #4
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Ha, when I clicked on the link and saw this:

My first thought was "of course it won't play - it's broken!".

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Old 17th April 2007, 13:34   #5
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  1. rip it
  2. return the original because it won't play in your player
  3. keep the copy
Now that you mention it I never tried playing the original copy of ****** Royal in my standalone player, but the ARccOS-less version works wonderfully .
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Old 17th April 2007, 13:39   #6
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The irony.

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Reports continue to filter in about DVDs that refuse to play on standard players from Toshiba, LG, Pioneer, Sony, and others. The culprit is titles that utilize Sony's ARccOS copy protection scheme, such as Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," The Weinstein Company's "Lucky Number Slevin," and Sony's "****** Royale," "The Holiday," and "Stranger Than Fiction."
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Old 17th April 2007, 20:16   #7
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Good god. Such mass stupidity.

I predict that in fifteen years, DRM will be very nearly dead.

It's gonna be a long fifteen years, though.

Freedom of speech is the basic freedom of humanity. When you've lost that, you've lost everything.
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Old 17th April 2007, 20:31   #8
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We could only wish DRM would be dead, but people keep buying it.

I made a post about this a few months ago. That some DVD's wouldn't play and my suspicion that the DRM damaged the firmware on this JVC DVD player I have.

This is a $90 progressive scan player, and after one DVD it didn't like, the machine wouldn't play copy protected DVD's again.

Works fine with non-drmed DVD's, which is about useless.

Basically, it's a 2 year old, $90 boat anchor.
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Old 17th April 2007, 20:46   #9
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These titles pose no problem to anyone who can use a search engine. Sucks that Sony is burning its paying customers.

Forget buying & returning, rent it.
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Old 17th April 2007, 23:10   #10
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Forget buying & returning, rent it.
ah, but renting costs money, if you buy it and take it back: "doesnt work in my player", it would cost you $0
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Old 18th April 2007, 00:53   #11
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ah, but renting costs money, if you buy it and take it back: "doesnt work in my player", it would cost you $0
Assuming that transportation costs are the same for both.

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Old 18th April 2007, 01:45   #12
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Sucks that Sony is burning its paying customers.
That is a Sony staple now days. It just doesn't feel like Sony unless you are getting screwed over even once.
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Old 18th April 2007, 02:09   #13
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I buy dvds online because I usually get long tail stuff, but I thought retail stores allowed only exchanges for opened merchandise.

Renting's easier for me, I guess. I clerk at a video store so I get paid to watch movies, I can put in recs for purchasing, and I get to take whatever I want home for free. (Life is good.)
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Old 18th April 2007, 11:01   #14
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ARccOS is frickin old, and almost all dvd rippers are able to strip it now without issue.

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sony wishes to atone for the inconsideration the have shown.
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Old 19th April 2007, 02:06   #16
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ARccOS is frickin old, and almost all dvd rippers are able to strip it now without issue.
I hate it when I have to rip stuff to watch it. None of my DVD players is that old.
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Old 19th April 2007, 16:28   #17
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when you buy a DVD for 20$ most of the costs is for the developement of the copy protection. really SUCKING!!!!
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