steven2874, sez: “Yeah, why should any of you slackers out there actually have to Pay for anothers intellectual property. Oh, silly me, I forgot you demand free movies too.”
Damn! You sound like a bought off US senator or someone from the MPAA. Wake up! This is the digital age! Dude, pull your head out of your ass - YOU NEED AIR!
The thing is, this is also for people that have kids and don’t want a 25 dollar disc ruined. It is also for folks “like me” that have a Home theater PC and like to use HDD’s to hold their content and run MyMovies or even Windows Home Server (MyMovies has a server edition for WHS by the way) and stream the movies from there or around my house by using a remote and not have to get up like a dick and dig around for a silver disc to shove in a player. Folks that visit the house love it as they can browse for any movie by genre or whatever, then push a button and it just plays. Is that so wrong?
It can also be for folks that want to move to Bluray and have a decent TV but it is not HDMI compliant and don’t want to toss it out just to get the disc to play. Maybe I don’t want to buy a $4,000 Sony bluray changer to handle my movie collection automatically etc etc etc.
Also, Linux users should not be locked out of bluray.