Blu-Ray Hits another Snag with DRM and BD+

New Blu-ray discs with BD+ DRM failing to play on some devices – Ars Technica

This sums it up nicely:

Perhaps I’m just old and curmudgeonly, but it seems crazy to me that one should ever have to worry about applying firmware updates to a standalone movie player. Many of these players don’t have Ethernet ports, as the Blu-ray spec doesn’t require them. Updating the firmware on these units involves downloading an .ISO from the web site, unpacking it, burning it onto a CD-R or CD-RW, putting the disc in the player, rebooting, following the prompts, and hoping that all goes well.

Yeah try explaining that to mom and pop when they just rented something from Blockbuster for the night, great way to thank your customers Sony.

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