I'd agree, I don't get the copy protection. Bluray has been hacked (and everytime they change it, it gets rehacked). Whats with the cat and mouse. What ends up happening, is DRM free copies show up on the net, but the copy people pay for won't work.
I don't really like the evolving DRM, where you need constant firmware updates to make sure your paid movies will play.
There's never been an uncrackable form of DRM. It's a waste of company resources, ends up making the product cost more, and only negatively impacts paying customers (since they always get hacked, the internet freeloaders get drm free copies).
That being said, before someone wrote this article, did the author bother checking the manufactueres website to see if they had updated firmware?