I hate DRM… just about any kind
Very few forms of “Copy protection” I am ok with.
Why? Cause most are actually quite noticeable, specially to people who care about quality.
Then it’s pure annoying cause somebody WILL find a way around it, or it will become absolutely pointless, or a hassle in the future.
My DVD player, which for it’s time was a really high end DVD player, has a “copy protection” called “Macrovision”.
What it does is it detects if your DVD player is hooked up to a VCR, if so the players signal will fluctuate, this theoretically prevents you to record your DVDs to VHS.
The problem are:
1) On a CRT because they are Analog, a stronger signal leads to a brighter image. The image is constantly going bright to dark.
2) On an LCD - because they are digital, they need a consistent stronger signal, otherwise they will not recognize the device. - This often happens to old videogames on new HDTVs.
3) It doesn’t properly detect VCRs. It detects ANYTHING that tries to pass through the signal, so if you have a passive splitter because you don’t have enough/correct ports on your TV, you are affected.
4) NOBODY USES VHS TAPES ANYMORE, so now it’s just making the device a hunk of junk.
I am now in the market of finding a BluRay player or DVD player with 5.1 surround, through Analog cables, also having COMPONENT. - which is becoming Rarer!?
seriously I don’t understand… Component (Green Red Blue) is better then Composite ( yellow ) and Composite can’t even output HD so WHY are BLURAY players not putting Component anymore? - oh I know COPY PROTECTION ON HDMI, or you get crappy picture quality pick your poison!