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This would be outrageous if they actually added this "enhanced" internet key encryption tool. What if your player konks out or you want a different one and they decide to shut off the authentication server tied to that disc as they've done before?? That would relegate some of your collection to the trash bin on the whim of the studios.
On the home video front, this happened with the WMV/VC-1 encoded 1080p files that were added to some DVD's at the start of the HD revolution. You could play them on your PC in high resolution and Dolby 5.1 (like Terminator 2 and some IMAX films), but only if you had online authentication enabled. When the Microsoft PC high def video format died out before Blu-ray and HD-DVD's debut, the servers no longer would allow you to play the files. The software couldn't connect to get the key code.
As one person described it... it's like asking the publisher permission every time you want to read a book.
I will not support this scheme on disc or digital download services that we may have in the future, and I urge everyone else to do the same.
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
Last edited by Dan Hitchman; 04-25-2015 at 01:00 PM.