Originally Posted by joewagner501
Micromain, you are correct with your argument. I don't think anybody has argued against that point unless they are a pirate themselves. The fact is, the money, time and effort the entertainment industry is devoting to DRM isn't stopping pirates. It is becoming a major inconvenience for people who buy the content legally. They are the ones getting penalized. If the industry were intent on stopping copying there are other ways of handling it.
The reality of today is that the old way for them to do business is dying and they need to find a different way to make money on their content. There will always be movie theaters unless they are priced out of the ability for people to pay for it. Interestingly enough, I read recently that hollywood has started releasing DVDs in China for a couple of bucks in order to compete with illegal copies. Warner Bros. has inked a deal with ********** to distribute movies, and there are other examples where companies are beginning to realize that the industry must change.
When the dust has settled from this era we are living in we will still have quality movies and people will get to enjoy them when and where they want. It will just take time and we will have to deal with bumps in the road like the nvidia driver debacle.
In the meantime, lets enjoy what we have and hope that nvidia is able to find a workaround that allows us to have a great picture with no overscan. Or, as you said in an earlier post, the TV industry comes to the table with a TV that doesn't have overscan. In this day and age there really is no reason to have it. Especially on inputs designed with computers in mind.
I'm not happy with DRM either. As we've seen in here, just getting HD movies and DRM to play nicely together can be a chore, not to mention permitting a user to legally use DRM'd material in the variety of devices they own.
However, I don't believe DRM has anything to do with controlling the way we legally use our media either, as others have suggested. The problem boils down to reproduction. The question is how to allow legal reproduction and fair use while preventing piracy? imo, doing so is going to result in having an impact and will impede on legal users and fair use. There's no way around it. I can live with that though since we deal with inconveniences regularly because of those who can't follow the letter of the law, and that problem extends far beyond the digital domain. Such is life that the ***hole minority has to cause problems for the majority.
In the meantime, I'm already enjoying what we now have and, as an early adopter of HD (since 1999) have enjoyed it for years even though there's still a ways to go yet.
I've been patient this long. I can wait some more.