Slysoft hacks BD+ and asks you to buy HD-DVD

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More news from Slysoft as the company has released a beta version of AnyDVD HD, their software that allows you to make backup of HD-DVD and Blu-ray (the High Definition (HD) formats) discs. The…

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This news is not correct. They have not hacked BD+, they simply found that due to poor implementation it is possible to copy BD+ along the title, and in SOME cases it is possible to watch the movie on PS3 or another standalone BD player. But I’m pretty sure that the BD+ flaw will be fixed with the next movie releases.

RE: post above ^^^ If you’ve been following the forums @ slysoft, they claim that they have hacked BD+ but currently they are implementing the fix (copy over the folder with the BD+ contents) on a per disc basis as they are still trying to implement the hack into AnyDVD so that it’ll work with all discs. The version with the hack implementation should be release in the near future. (All from what I’ve been following on the forums @ slysoft, anyone else care to chime in?)

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This message was edited at: 09-11-2007 20:27

If they’re copying the BD+ contents at the same time, then I would REALLY not recommend using the software! it’s a good way to get your player’s key revoked…

Good point…, BUT say, i buy a player in walmart. if within 3 months from the purchase it stops working the way it is supposed to guess what will happen? right i will get my money back and trust me guys if it takes longer than 1 lineup to returns, it will become a refund + apologies from the head office. period. who knows, maybe thats why they sell refurbished $amsungs for $250.

Still no HD DVD in this house. And hopefully NEVER will be. If i want low space and yesterdays technology, i could just as well stick to DVD9.

“Still no HD DVD in this house. And hopefully NEVER will be. If i want low space and yesterdays technology, i could just as well stick to DVD9.” When did this become a space race? When did less space mean inferior technology? Are You one of those Bigger is Better persons? The worst lies are those we tell ourselves. HD-DVD is bent on pleasing the customer. Blu-ray is bent on pleasing Sony. Sony is using expensive technology to do less than what HD-DVD is doing. Sony will have you upgrading you equipment for years to come. Say “they want my money”. HD-DVD got it right the first time.

For me, Sony put a bad taste in my mouth when they started to force people to use THEIR formats, memory stick in particular… This format costs more than any other form of flash storage and if you buy a Sony product that uses this, you will spend more… ATRAC and UMD movies failed because people voiced their opinions by using different products… I see Blu-Ray heading in the same direction as HD-DVD turns the heat up by placing more of their players into consumer homes…

The masses have spoken. Now that everyone can get a hi-def player for under $200 and even under $100 people will go with HD-DVD. People are not likely to go out and buy a second Hi-def player at $400 (blu-ray). They will wait for prices to come down and simply buy the movie on DVD if it’s not on HD-DVD. Prices can’t come down much for Blu-ray. In time studios will look at all the money they can make with HD-DVD and join in.
This message was edited at: 10-11-2007 17:00

Sony is doomed to repeat their past mistakes. They didn’t learn a damn thing from BETA and their ban on porn. Doh, Here’s your sign! Long live HD-DVD. Hope BD dies a slow horrible death like Beta did :c

“HD-DVD is bent on pleasing the customer. Blu-ray is bent on pleasing Sony. Sony is using expensive technology to do less than what HD-DVD is doing. Sony will have you upgrading you equipment for years to come. Say “they want my money”. HD-DVD got it right the first time.” Each large company is bent on pleasing their shareholders. If you think otherwise, you dont know how companies work. I own a HD-DVD Player but the real situation is that in a few few years HD-DVD will fall short because of its space limitations. While Blu-Ray will be hold out a tiny bit longer. And as for the hilarious comment its not a space race… say that next time you build a new computer system with the newest multi core system with a DX10 card and low responce LCD monitor.

Sony needs more space on BR disc because they often use ancient mpeg2 codec, which was very good when DVD came out many years ago but not anymore, with newer, more efficient codecs HD-DVD has more than enough space. Don’t get me started on “I hate Sony” topic. From putting viruses on music CD, corrupted, out of spec DVD to updating camcorder firmware so all non Sony batteries won’t work any more, it’s an Evil empire I like to see loosing again. I have never seen anybody credible claiming they can see any difference between HD-DVD and BR in viewing tests, so those larger capacity discs and higher max transfer rate mean jack. HD quality is the same on both systems and BR is twice as expensive.

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Lets deal with this space issue once and for all. If you own a hi-def player be it HD-DVD or Blu-Ray you must see “Planet Earth”. On HD-DVD it is on 4 discs. But wait! On Blu-Ray it’s also on 4 discs. Will all the fuss about more space on Blu-Ray one would expect less discs. Now beyond all this lets say there is a way to fit the entire series including both British and American versions on one disc. Will we then condemn Blu-ray. What will we gain if it was just one disc? Will it show any better? Will we get more content? I know what we will get. We will get yet another opportunity to empty our pockets. I’m buying a Hi-def film not a computer. Just put the rest of stuff on another disc. Do it cheap. Do it now. Planet earth could have been on a 2-disc set on Bluray for more money. No doubt some of you would really dig that.
This message was edited at: 11-11-2007 00:30

I dont care about space… In a few years when it really matters again there will be new technology and probably dealing with a new format war… Where will Blu-Ray be then?

In a few years, there will be solid state media that will handle more than Blu-Ray, probably as cheaply. What does that mean for the consumer? Who knows for sure, probably another proprietary format, though… but mostly, the end of this HD/BD nonsense.

“in a few few years HD-DVD will fall short because of its space limitations” LOL, LOL Are all movies all of a sudden going to be 4 hours long ? Transformers on HD DVD is about 2:25 long and the picture is absolutely fantastic. Its stunning. It is one of the best quality HD pictures I have ever seen and it fit on a 30 GB HD DVD. So did the 3 hour long fantastic-looking King Kong ! So how will space become a limitation for movies ? Blu-ray will likely survive as a professional media format for the broadcast industry like Beta did, as a data storage format and as a PS3 format, but not as the consumer HD movie format. BTW, finally, I’ll note that HD DVD plans to add triple layer 45 and/or 51 GB dics that they are targeting to work on current generation HD DVD players with a firmware update. While there is no guarantee it will work yet, if Blu-Ray adds a 3rd layer for 75 GB discs, its guaranteed it will not work on todays BR players. At least Toshiba is working to make their triple layer work on current gen players.

the space limitations thing is such a red herring and really shows that some people have no idea what consumers are using…who in their right mind would want to store stuff on this type of optical media? It is costly and unreliable…hard drives are where it is at…RAID is soooo cheap. Common guys get some common sense. I want end usability…which is HD. The whole space constraint issue is so stupid.

Nelson: “haha!” :stuck_out_tongue: Made by men, cracked by men, old wisdom of copy protection, only noobs in suits can believe in it… bad day at FOX I would say… :r