Samsung prepares Blu-ray, HD DVD combo drive.

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Allan, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28855






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    Allan, Jan 10, 2006
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  2. Allan

    Alpha Guest

    Alpha, Jan 11, 2006
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  3. Allan

    Allan Guest

    News changes:

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/10/samsung-sez-combo-hd-dvd-blu-ray-player-is-a-no-go/

    Funny... all this talk about Blu-Ray and HD DVD these days... and no
    mention what so ever about NEEDING internet connection to play a
    Disc.

    "This is air tight."

    "Done Deal"


    Oh well.






    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    Allan, Jan 11, 2006
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  4. Allan

    Goro Guest

    I thot they said that it won't REQUIRE an internet connection but that
    it will allow for one and that there will be content available for the
    disc to access if there is a connection.

    The bad DRM thigns are still there independent of the internet
    connecton, though. The DRM is renewable via new discs, prolly in a
    similar fashion as to the XCP fiasco. The self-shutdown pending mods
    is still there.

    It will be interesting to see what comes out of all this.

    -goro-
     
    Goro, Jan 11, 2006
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  5. Allan

    Alpha Guest

    It is, in fact, interesting. I would note that Fox studios got a signed
    deal with Sony for the copy protection, and all of the players, including Hd
    DVD have ethernet ports.
     
    Alpha, Jan 11, 2006
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  6. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Oh there were many claims that it was a "Done Deal" that you would
    need the "HD" player to always be connected to the internet to even
    work.

    As you say, one suspects it will be for added content... like some
    CD/DVD's have now in terms of extra web content.






    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    Allan, Jan 12, 2006
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