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Should We Be Concerned?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Rasczak, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Rasczak

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    ZDNet has posted this article announcing that BluRay discs will use Java for "menus, network services and games". Of particular note though is this quote:

    ...now I can see the benefits of such a network solution but the cynic in me can't help but think that maybe this could also form part of the regional protection/copy protection setup. Guess we'll have to wait and see but would be viable to insist all BluRay players have access to a broadband internet connection/telephone line?
     
  2. StooMonster

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    One would have to buy kit from Australia where regional encoding is illegal, but then I guess they could check your IP location.

    Perhaps it's time to start an IP location spoofing business. :)

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    If you wanted Blu Ray to go mass market then surely the "Cant watch films unless you have broadband" idea is going to have the opposite effect ?

    I'm more worried about a format war, come on guys sort it out & make it simple to use. If you mess up both BR & HD-DVD we may be stuck with low rez PAL & NTSC forever !!!

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    That's a scary thought, but it'll never happen. They rely on early adopters like us, the kind of people who wouldn't ever accept such a ridiculous scheme.
     
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    One thing that has been announced about BluRay format is that it contains Sun Microsystems' Java technology.

    Java was originally conceived as a consumer device technology, it's just taken a while to get there! Although has had some measure of success on mobile phones.

    http://news.com.com/Java+to+appear+in+next-gen+DVD+players/2100-1046_3-5766409.html

    Java will run all the disc menus and interactivity on BluRay discs.

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