I don’t think so and here is why. The original copy protection for DVD’s is long broken. If they create a new form of CP that means that all the old commercial DVD’s floating around will be unplayable in these new players. You will not be able to play the DVD’s you made of your kids birthday, your wedding, those videos you and your wife made =]
Do you think anyone is going to buy that hardware? Everyone remember those DIVX players? not the DIVX codec but the players that connected to your phone line to authorize use of the movies you wanted to watch. I think this new hardware with added protection will go the way of the DIVX player.
This is also just like the IPOD, only playing tracks you buy from itunes. How many other portable media players are out there that plays ever format you can think of. TONS, hell my smartphone plays open mp3’s.
You may want to look in to other brands to put in your wifes car.