You may have noticed, I didn’t blog last week due to a heavy travel schedule and spending some quality time with the folks in Bellevue. But I’m digging out right now and a story on Engadget caught my eye. “Blu-ray gets Managed Copy next year, requires new hardware” by Ben Drawbaugh. Ben apparently got the tip from videobusiness.com.
I don’t event need to go read the story because the title of the story and the scary picture associated with it just gives me nightmares. In the battle between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, who won? Well, it wasn’t the consumers. I don’t know about your portion of the planet, but blu-ray movies down here in Texas are still pretty darned expensive. I am still buying SD movies because the price for blu-ray titles should be a crime. The ones that get discounted suck.
So what are they thinking? Give us the ability to play a copy elsewhere but force you to dump your current player? Someone must be smoking some good weed. Wake me up when this blu-ray nightmare is over.