It does seem they are going way overboard on the protection on these new formats? I understand they wanna protect thier IP, but this new scenero with having to have the player connect over the internet is gonna really be a problem for some. What about portable devices? Guess that is out? What about people with no internet connection? (will they have a 800 dial-up number as well?). I thought Divx (the Circuit City system) failed cause of over-restrictive playback means?