Originally Posted by MrZoid
Yes, but were you told that you would be able to plug that 486 into a 586 motherboard?
Were you told that your computer that uses a 5" floppy drive would be eventually able to use a 3" floppy drive, but it couldn't?
It's called false advertising.
Unfortunately, I could not sue over my bigger HDTV. Why? Mitsubishi's half-assed "promise".
However, if you wish to allow the CE industry to go rampant, be my guest. When you are forced to buy a new product every year because of end-of-life, no warranty, no compatibility, don't come crying on here...
And all equipment makers are NEVER naive enough to state their equipment will work with standards not in effect at the time the equipment was put to market (In fact many things are brought to market that will not work with specs in already in use in the market).
Sony, RCA, LG, Samsung....no one promised it would do anything but display what it was built for.
I can't run Windows XP on my P5 166....who should I sue?
I can't run my EGA or CGA monitor on today's computer....who should I sue?
I can't run my 56k modem on my cable telephone line...who should I sue?
I can't find a battery anymore for my old laptop....who should I sue?
George Lucas changed ET and Star Wars.....who should I sue?
As George says, companies are out to protect their rights. Like it or not, after what happened to the music industry and the current belief that downloading is not stealing, companies are going to protect their rights.
Will it be more aggrevating? Yes.
Do we have recourse? Yes - don't upgrade and don't use their service.
Of course, then you will also loose as you don't have the ability to use what technology has made available.
The decision is yours.