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Sony Fails Again...

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

So it's a Saturday night, we go out to dinner (we had a coupon!) and plan on watching a movie. When we get home I go and find the latest Netflix movie and throw it in the DVD player. After 30 seconds of "Loading..." flashing on the player's display, nothing happens. I didn't get the "Disc Error" message like when you have a bad burn, nothing at all happens. It was as if there is no disc in the player. So I eject the disc and rub it on my jeans to get any schmeg on the bottom of the disc off and I see the "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc." logo on the disc. I try the disc in my laptop, doesn't work; then in my desktop upstairs, no dice; then in my work laptop, it works. Then I try it in my home theater pc and surprisingly it works fine. So we are able to watch the movie that way, but this is still really irritating.

I have a sneaking suspicion that a new version of Sony's anti-piracy BS is preventing my DVD player from recognizing the disc. Searching around online I find a few people having trouble with this particular title and other new Sony discs too.

It's one thing to try to prevent people from copying your DVDs, it's another when that prevents honest people from watching the DVDs.

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Joe
#1 - Apr 15, 2007 at 4:18 PM
http://slashdot.org/articles/07/04/15/1914248.shtml

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