Just tried with BD Live set to prohibit - and it's alive! Just a brief pause, and the pre-movie just started playing. Thanks for the hint.
But, folks, this event has pushed me over the edge. I'm fed up with playing these games trying to get a movie of which I have legal possession, a legally owned player that is advertised as being able to play said disk, and a TV that is advertised to display what the player can produce. Help me spread the word.
Today, I filed an FTC complaint against Sony. They put the DRM on the disk that was incompatible with my player with it's default settings. I don't think we have to put up with this crap. This is a nice board and all, but - we have a right to expect performance. This is the 21st century. It should be easy. But even if you play by the rules, you have to search forums like this to find tricks to make it work.
Please contact the FTC
with your story. The more filed, the more likely that we can get action.
Here is the text of what I filed:
Sony keeps changing DRM on their Blu-Ray disks that result in me not being able to watch a movie (Starship Troopers 3) received from Netflix on my Samsung player with a Sylvania TV. I just updated the firmware on my player last month, so it is current. My player instantly locked up when loading this disk and using HDMI for connection to the TV. When I disconnect the HDMI, I could use the component Y-Pb-Pr
connection to watch in 1080I, which is less quality than what I am paying for. The DRM improvements are supposed to keep the movies from being copied. This fails, as evidenced when I searched the Internet for the movie title and DRM, I found several downloads for the movie. Their DRM efforts just prevent me, the legal consumer, from enjoying their product.