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mmole's picture
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Does this make you laugh or cry?

Just found this on "slashdot." Apparently the initial Blu-ray drives can't play Blu-ray movies:

"Sony officially announced its BWU-100A product at its "Experience More 2006" event in Sydney yesterday, all the while acknowledging that there's significant room for improvement before the product is viable for integration into media centre PCs. Sony's product manager for data storage, told that due to copy protection issues and lagging software development, the drive will only play user-recorded high-definition content from a digital camcorder, and not commercial movies released under the BD format."

ohfourohnine's picture
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Re: Does this make you laugh or cry?

Well, for openers, I'm really not surprized - Sony, copy protection schemes, come on. They really have a remarkable faculty for getting it wrong don't they. Beyond that, since I've never believed that Blu-ray was likely to offer any benefit to us audio nuts, I guess I don't particularly care either.

Jim Tavegia
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Re: Does this make you laugh or cry?

It makes parents like me very leary of buying a PS3 for my son at Christmas. At the $499 and $599 price tag it had better not be a mistake. And the reality is that unless you couple it with a HD capable video screen which add hundreds of more dollars this could be the $$$$Grandest of all mistakes.

The problem is our children do not understand all this technical gobledygook, they just want to have fun playing games with a great picture. When you think of all the PS3 is supposed to be it seems a good value, but short of full operation it may make the XBox 360 worth looking at.

No wonder many of us remain "trapped" in the excellence of 2 channel audio. Simple is as simple does, Sir!

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