Originally Posted by aaronwt
Maybe 3D Blu-ray Discs?
This is a good suggestion and I suspect we'll see this topic come up frequently starting mid to late 2013. I'll consult with Damien because I just don't have that much experience with ripping and using 3D movies (since the Dune Smart doesn't really handle them).
Originally Posted by roknrol
^ +1 and also Cinavia
Big bad Cinavia is coming to town. One reason I refuse to by Battle Los Angeles even though I was a big fan of the movie. Anyuways, HTPC users will initially be the hardest hit. They are only one software update away from not being able to play Cinavia protected movies. They can delay updates, of course, at least for a while. After a while though, it gets harder to avoid those updates. There are some workarounds like using VLC, but none of that is what any of us wants. But I can't believe Dune, Popcorn, and some of the other media makers are just going to implement it (since it would make their products useless). Kaleidescape is already in a big battle over DRM and so far it's losing. Slysoft has said repeatedly that AnyDVD HD will not be the vehicle to defeat Cinavia. It's working on a program called Slyce which may have a workaround. I say whatever. What use is AnyDVD HD if it can't break Cinavia? None.
The movie studios are trying to put themselves out of business. I buy way more movies than I would otherwise precisely because of my NAS and media player. Otherwise, I'd have less than 1/4 of the movies I have now. Virtually the only company that would make money from me is Disney (because of the kids). I can tell you right now, that if I can't rip it, I'm not buying it. Music is going away from DRM and video is doubling down. Speaking of music, I find it amusing that they worked so hard to shut down napster and now it's easier
to get songs off YouTube.