HD DVD requires Digital Imprimatur to authorise playback

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#1

I just posted the article HD DVD requires Digital Imprimatur to authorise playback.

 A while  back there was a mention that the next generation DVD format, HD  DVD will use the sophisticated content protection system AACS.  According to  the AACS Pre-recorded...
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#2

“[This might mean that] blank media must also contain a digital imprimatur in order for a HD DVD player to allow playback.” Or, it may be that DVD authoring programs will add that data. And the DVD authoring program would have to be connected to the internet so it would always have a current list of blacklisted movies. The creepy thing is that in thr wrong hands, such a blacklist could render a controversial movie unplayable. Say, if Bush really didn’t like Farenheit 9/11, he could add that film to the blacklist and suddenly no one could watch it. Or, say they decide to ban porno. Wham, and suddenly no one’s porno plays back anymore. This kind of power is unacceptable.


#3

Don’t forget this has to be paid for and that will mean the end of cheap DVD players from china .Do they think consumers are so stupid they will go along with anything hmmm ? They might be right


#4

you know what!! with that many restrictions and protections, I’ll be sticking with good old dvd’s. Both Hd-dvd and Blu ray can go to hell!!!:frowning:


#5

Blu-Ray and HD-DVD were created for two reasons 1)to make money reselling the same titles 2)TO LOCK DOWN PLAYERS IN A WAY CIRCUIT CITY DIVX COULD NEVER DREAM OF.(Bold letters intended) Regardless some of you are so ‘Dedicated’ you watering at the mouth to pay handsomly for one or the other.
[edited by jef195 on 25.07.2005 02:39]


#6

Cant people just take the movie off of the hd-dvd and make the quality a little bit lower and just put them on a dl dvd so the quality isnt that bad. because blank hd-dvd are going to definitly be more the dl disk and they wouldnt be able to anything about it


#7

My recommendation is -Wait till someone “Breaks” encyption then see if everything works properly after that and if ok-Buy.
[edited by jef195 on 25.07.2005 02:47]


#8

Well, that just killled the future market for consumer grade hi-def camcorders.


#9

No, thanks. If i buy something that means i should own it. If somebody can revoke a licence on a certain movie so it wont play, then it feels more like leasing, not owning. I wont buy a single title on such condition. thanks again, hollywood, i will wait for some chinese fair use HD players plus the content from them. Fck you very much, morons. Cheers. FidelC


#10

This will also prevent blank HD discs from being produced/sold. Which can, in effect, make the technology useless. Look at MD and Hi-MD discs. Its a great idea, but they don’t use it to the full extend. Which is why they arn’t sold as much. This restriction on HD technology will be the death of it. Not only does hollywood kill another product, but they’ve also pissed a lot of people off. Good going hollywood. What other crap will ya do to technology?


#11

I don’t know if I understand this right… the next gen HD-DVD & Blue-Ray players have to be connected to a broadband network like everyone who has them must have internet access whether it be modem, DSL, Lan, Wireless or Cable? How else will the AACS organization be able to tell your player to revoke a license? I don’t think anyone is going to pay shit for these future players, for starters I know a lot of people who collect DVDs and they don’t have internet access. No one wants these new players except enthusiasts, who are willing to pay out there ass for something that will turn into what High-Def Audio has turned to… SACD, DVD-Audio anyone? Nope everyone said fuck those two formats its just music and mp3 was digital enough for everyone so they went on there marry way to buy i-Pods. When it comes to the future of High Def it won’t be optical media, DVD will be around for a long time and maybe the next DVD replacement is a HD downloading base video player like the i-Pod but who knows. DVD is more than enough for me the only reason I would buy any of the new formats would be for storing Divx movies on and playback lol just imagine 70 movies on one disc. Brovo Hollywood you have already popped your digital cherry with DVD-Video, good luck convincing people that the HD-Cherry is worth a fuck…:S
[edited by Zeroi786 on 25.07.2005 09:46]


#12

I will not be buying into this new media with the ever increasing draconian restrictions being imposed on it. It will leave the end user with limited options and flexibility for such drives. So I will stay with DVD for the foreseeable future!!!.


#13

No one will buy it, believe me !


#14

I will buy it! Just kidding :smiley:


#15

Zeroi786, the media will update the a HD DVD player and if someone uses your DVD player to crack a movie, everyone owning that model HD DVD player will be unable to use the player and SOL. Seems like a lawsuit to me.


#16

>>>> How else will the AACS organization be able to tell your player to revoke a license?


#17

Okay…We all agree DVD FOR…EVER!!!:g


#18

Dvd forever until all the dvd players are overrun with hd-dvd players with backwards compatability. Then you are forced to have the box connected to the internet just to boot no matter the media. You can keep saying dvd will last forever but we will all fall to the ever loving quality of hd-dvd and it’s ability to store extra content every ad campaign that these companies throw at us. We strong will only fall because the weak is the masses and the masses buy crappy product because someone tells them it’s not crappy.


#19

Just fine: They want DRM in blank HDDs and now this sys in HD DVD. If it works what will DRM in HDDs be used for? And the real pirates, the ones with the industrial structure, will “print” the discs with all the “requirements”. The occasional duplicator will pay the original and wait for a possible crack…but will disc prices compensate for the trouble? If they sell the films at decent price, the ones that prefer to own the discs (files or whatsoever) will prefer to go by the rules. The problem may also be for the ones that record from TV (and I mean legal stuff), if it is subject to someone looking “inside” his computer to check whats in the HDD or a databse check is necessary to play a disc at home (leaving room for this check to be one about legal aspects or even to control what you can watch or not). Are we coming closer to 1984 or just facing gridy guys?


#20

uhm…couldn’t you, in theory, create a HD-DVD disc with a “fake” list of banned titles, with a date set far in the future and force the player to upgrade it’s banlist to this fake on… this fake list would ofcourse have no banned titles, and if the date was set far enough in the future, the player wouldn’t update it’s list from retail dvds, because they would appear to be older than the current fake one in the players memory ?-)
[edited by A_MEN on 25.07.2005 20:09]