Originally Posted by Michael Grant
Big If. And I agree with odyssey---first of all, we know that this isn't what happened; and second, if I'm wrong, then life will be rough for the owners of those plasmas---and they will have the plasma manufacturer to blame.
How would the plasma manufacturer in any way be to blame? They bought a properly licensed chip, installed it in their product for legitimate uses, and later someone else who happened to be using the same chip did something that caused the key to be revoked.
|And no, it is not plausible that the chips were stripped from purchased plasmas and put into these boxes. Not at the price we're paying for these boxes.
I think you're misreading me. I'm not suggesting that. What I was told (and again, I can't verify this) is that the encryption key was properly licensed, but happened to be the same key used in plasma displays.
However, this is really no different than if some pirate simply bought a plasma and stripped out the key to build his own decryption device. The outcome is the same. If the key is revoked, the plasma owners are punished for something they had nothing to do with.