Originally Posted by Kincaid
You make valid points and there most definitely is a double-standard. It's unfortunate but skepticism shouldn't be surprising.
FWIW, I think the skepticism is absolutely valid, even if we ignore that it's Russian based (which should raise concerns and instill caution), they're a brand new player with no history.
If this were from Redfox, DVDFab or MakeMKV, I'd have bought a license already, as it stands I'm taking a bit of a wait and see approach.
1. Slysoft was an established developer with a track record and therefore a good reputation for doing what they claimed and 2. a license of for AnyDVD HD did not sell for over $200 based upon difficult to verify results. In this situation you have a complete unknown appearing out of nowhere with a solution to "break" AACS 2.0 and they are asking a hefty price for it. There is also a ridiculously crippled trial version that really doesn't help matters. People should definitely do a double-take.
To not be skeptical of DeUHD is foolish. To outright say it's a scam and BS is also foolish. The double-standard is unfortunately to be expected by some. Some of this likely is a result of fanboyism and that some people's favorite software didn't get there first. Right now it's all a matter of waiting things out and seeing how it progresses. Sure, some people will buy licenses and if they can afford it then that's great for them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with suggesting that the buyer beware at this point, however.
I agree completely, and the first day or two, it sounded more like a scam than a real product. But now that more people have used it, updates have been forthcoming, etc, it's sounding more like a real thing (at least in so far as it does what it says, decrypts UHD discs), though expensive and limited. I know I personally haven't bought a license and I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone else buy one.
One of these days I'll have to compare their list to my collection and see if it's worth a license.