I was just wondering what you guys have to say about this :rolleyes:
I always get my firewall to block any outgoing traffic from running apps. Why should companies know when I am using their programs? There is no reason for them to know that. Does that mean I shouldn't buy a Blu Ray drive? What if my internet connection is off while I want to use the Blu Ray drive?
I don't want to encourage piracy, but let's not forget that Half Life 2's Steam system which also required online verification got cracked. Again, why do I need to ask Valve for permission to play their game I paid for?
"On top of that, consumers should expect punishment for tinkering with their Blu-ray players, as many have done with current DVD players, for instance to remove regional coding. The new, Internet-connected and secure players will report any "hack" and the device can be disabled remotely.
"A hacked player is any player that is doing something it's not supposed to do," Setos said, adding the jury was still out if regional coding would be maintained or scrapped."