Originally Posted by jakmal
Netgear has quite a number of suites booked at the Marriot. I think Netgear's event was probably 'invitation-only', which is why Bob had placed the note earlier.
I was over there today and had a very fruitful interactive session with the program managers.
Here are some updates for you guys on the NTV 550 front:http://www.anandtech.com/show/4110/netgear-ces-2011/2
Oh lord, Cinavia? That's insane. Thank you for the warning. After months of following this thread in anticipation, any thought I had of buying this player when it became more widely available has just been flushed. There is a lot more talk about Cinavia on other threads and in the DVD Fab forum, for those who want to know more. But basically, who is going to buy a media streamer that can't stream the media you bought it for? Sony is running point on Cinavia but it appears just a matter of time before it spreads to all the new releases. From the DVD Fab forum
(updated today):Blu-ray discs known to have Cinavia:
The Losers (Warner Brothers, volume name=THE_LOSERS) (English track only)
The Karate Kid (2010) (Sony, volume name=THE_KARATE_KID) (most of the tracks)
The Other Guys (Sony, 14dec2010) (English track only)
Resident Evil: Afterlife 2D (Sony, 28dec2010) (English track only)
Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (Sony, 28dec2010) (English track only)
Salt (Sony, 21dec2010) (English track only)
The Social Network (Sony, 11jan2011) (English track only)
Takers (Sony, 18jan2011) (English track only)
They've been trying for 5 months
to crack Cinavia.
Cinavia is being required with a BDA license and the only reason one needs a BDA license is to play commercial encrypted BD Video disks -- i.e. BD players. You don't need a BDA license to play unencrypted BD rips with full menu support -- i.e. media streamers. So Netgears "product vision" of a combo media streamer/disk player will result in a failed product (just like it will for the Dune) for people who already have a good BD player and just want a full function media streamer with full BD support.
What a frigging disappointment, Netgear.