High-Def DVD Hardware Modifications Are Necessary to Implement Upcoming Content Prote

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by FTX, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. FTX

    FTX Active Member

    Forcing people to upgrade players, especially stand-alone ones, will not be appreciate buy consumers ...


    High-Def DVD Hardware Modifications Are Necessary to Implement Upcoming Content Protection Technologies

     
  2. tekmobile

    tekmobile Well-Known Member

    This is only a soft upgrade and with all HD DVD players network connectivity is mandatory so the update is seemless providing you have a internet connection connected to your player.

    These updates do not happen very often and can also be applied from CD if a internet connection is not available.
     
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It is highly unlikely that existing stand alone players can get audio watermarking detection via a firmware upgrade, because of the limited computational power of embedded systems.
     
  4. iansilv

    iansilv Well-Known Member

    Oh man I hope hddvd is not stupid enough to implement this. Let blu ray do it all they want, but not hddvd

    Are you listening Toshiba? If you really want to piss off your legitimate customers, implement a firmware update, and keep new releases from playing. If you do not, just leave things alone and realize that pirates will always be pirates, no matter what kind of protection you involve. Legitimate consumers buy your products, not pirates- so don't piss them off!

    Seriously, AACS LA has got to be run by some of the dumbest f#$%s in the world.
     
  5. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    The exception to that I think would be with the Xbox 360 + HD DVD addon and the PS3. I would think those could be firmware upgraded as both have more than enough power to handle it.
     
  6. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    I think you don't need a firmware update for pc drives, because the drive only reads the data, the software player has to process it and so has to be updated.
     
  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    In the case of the PS3 that's done through a firmware update. On the 360 I think the update is stored on the hard drive somewhere and gets loaded when it's turned on, so, technically it's not updating a firmware.