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DRM at its finest: New Avatar DRM causing playback woes on Blu-ray players. Only legal purchases affected.

by Mike
Posted April 23rd, 2010 at 9:40 am
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It never ceases to amaze me how uterly retarded, stupid, and incompetent the movie studios and “the old Hollywood” in general really are.

Todays fluster cluck of DRM spotlight features Avatar and the unplayable disc. I’m seeing reports all over the web (Consumerist in particular) of new Avatar customers unwrapping their new gift only to find it unplayable in their Blu-ray players. Effective DRM, huh?

From what I’ve gathered both in articles and consumer comments, it’s only the actual Blu-ray (B-DVD) variant that is causing headaches. (Correct me if I’m wrong.) It’s yet another disappointing highlight of how DRM is useless in “fighting piracy”. All DRM does and ever will do is hamper legitimate users’ ability to consumer the digital poisoned product.

But just in case you were wondering, there is a mighty nice Blu-ray crack of Avatar floating around in 720p form. If you must have 1080p, I’m sure it won’t be too long. Criticize me if you will. It’s only a matter of time before consumers are pushed to illegal downloading due to overly restrictive DRM and bullshit policies.

Congrats Fox, real winner on your hands.

Consumerist


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5 ResponsesLeave a comment
  • Dario
    May 20, 2010 at 3:45 am
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    My friends paid for this film, it didn`t work !!!! HA, HA !!!

    My HD 720p FREE download worked fine, so everyone came to my place to watch it. All of my friends will now download HD films for FREE from the internet. Please no comments, it is NOT ILEGAL to download ( for private use ) films in the county I live !!!!!
    PS: I have around 1500 DVD`s, but since blu-ray I havn`t purchased one film.

  • Craig
    April 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm
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    Not just Blu-Ray… I have the standard DVD and it won’t play on either of my DVD players. Guess I’m returning it and stealing it off the net. Thanks, Avatards!

  • joe b
    April 26, 2010 at 1:29 am
    Reply

    “F”ed in the “A” as usual. DRM stands for Does Reach-arounds for Money

  • Josh
    April 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Reply

    I object to that picture. DRM would not have the decency to give a reacharound.

    • Mike
      April 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm
      Reply

      lmfao. That made my day.

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