Originally Posted by wreckshop
didn't the SPE insider tell you the reason in the other thread that the reason BD+ hasn't been deployed is because it is basically being saved for when mass copying has been demonstrated?
No. Paidgeek was talking about Sony's position. I was talking about Fox. He doesn't work for Fox and is not claiming to be answering on their behalf. I am sure Fox would have been anxious to use BD+ from day one. But seems like they were not given that opportunity.
he also said that BD+ can protect content even though AACS is compromised, although he couldnt explain why due to NDA.
He used vague language. I have asked him for clarification, he has not yet replied. When he does, we can continue the discussion. See my response here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9293922
I am also confused about which area of Sony paidgeek works at to not know AACS specs are public. It is hard to imagine he is close to this stuff and not know this.
but seriously, if BD+ is as useless as you say without AACS, why even bother developing it? FOX said specifically that it chose to align exclusively with BD because of BD+. that must mean something, right? or is FOX so stupid not to know that BD+ is useless without AACS?
Well, let me again say that I don't think Fox is "stupid." They genuinely believe BD+ helps them out here and I respect their opinion. We don't share their belief of course but doesn't make them stupid. People differ on their evaluation of various content protection technologies. Some like watermarks, others do not. Some like wire protection, others do not care (think ICT), etc. Some want very strict copy protection, others do not. Some want to disable your CD-ROM at any cost so that you can't rip music, others do not.
Does it mean something if a studio thinks BD+ is good? Sure. Does it mean they are right? Not necessarily or DVD Forum/AACS would have adopted that technology. But they did not.
BD+ was only adopted by BDA to get Fox's support. As such, it did not go through any strict level of due diligence on its merits there. Indeed, if all the BD studios/CE companies wanted BD+, it would have been deployed from day one. Yet it has not. So at best, it is considered a low priority feature.