· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · September
· · · · 07 (1 entry)

The Grim High-Def Future · This en­gad­get piece is hor­ri­fy­ing; it says Blu-Ray and HD-DVD play­ers will re­port any “hack” and are ca­pa­ble of be­ing dis­abled re­mote­ly. You re­al­ize what this mean­s? That’s right, when­ev­er you want to watch a movie, you’re go­ing to have to sit through as many min­utes of pre­views and ads as the ven­dor wants you to; no es­cape. Our won­der­ful lit­tle region-free uni­ver­sal play­er from Nin­taus, well that kind of thing just won’t be tol­er­at­ed any more. So I guess that in the world of high-def, you just won’t be able to buy disks for your kids from over­seas... wouldn’t want them to learn any of those nasty for­eign lan­guages, would you? There’s an ex­plo­sion com­ing, and it ain’t gonna be pret­ty.
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