Politics: Don't buy Blu-ray DVD

I agree with Phillip Torrone that the Blu-ray promises to be lousy deal for consumers. It's a new DVD format that promises to be more difficult to copy and compliant players are supposed to be able to be disabled remotely! I think that DVD are already bad enough with it's regional encoding idiocy. I don't know if HD-DVD is going to be any better, but I know that consumers are going to be smarter. I think that consumers are going to go for the more open format even if they have less titles available (because Blu-ray is backed by Sony, MGM, Disney, and FOX). They'll just steal the movies they can't get.

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