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News New MacBooks enforce HD DRM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 19 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    The only people they're going to hurt are loyal, paying customers. The pirates will always find ways around the DRM. Shame the people who pay are being restricted more and more. When my powerbook finally needs to be replaced I dont think I'll be buying from Apple.
     
  3. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    absolutely disgusting, but people will still keep on buying them!
     
  4. bowman

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    People buy content from iTunes? Thought we already knew that crap was locked down and laden..
     
  5. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Sadly, most people neither know nor care :)
     
  6. n3mo

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    well, as long as there are people stupid enough to buy from Apple we will see more of such crap. Good thing is that torrented movies don't have any drm - and are available before official release :)
     
  7. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    I dunno, I think this may be getting to the point where enough people will notice that it will cause an issue for the manufacturers. Regardless, at some point, that line will be crossed. Not soon enough for the likes of us, I suspect.
     
  8. Tyrmot

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    ...and this is why I have never bought anything from apple.
     
  9. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    is anyone actually surprised by this? Its apple ffs
     
  10. p3n

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    What are you smoking? Do you not understand? HDCP is the ONLY way to play DRM'd things on an external display - if your external display doesnt support this then don't buy DRM content.

    HDCP support is surely a feature not a problem?

    Tools.

    (I have a MBP on my monitor at home and it plays my non drm content just fine!)
     
  11. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Thats why don't use iTunes, but thats also probably why iPod doesnt want to play any songs. damn fascists
     
  12. steveo_mcg

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    :sigh:

    And any pirated material won't have ANY drm so you'll be able to do with it as you choose with out the restrictions set on you by apple/content producers. THUS only paying customers are effected.

    HDCP is a feature much as a securom is a feature.
     
  13. quack

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    Source, emphasis mine.


    *points at signature*
     
  14. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    This should come as no surprise; Apple has been yanking their customers around since forever.
     
  15. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    +Apple gets the most ridiculous fanboys ever.
     
  16. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Well in the book according to Jobs, he knows what his customers want, not the customers.
     
  17. ryall

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    ...Speaking of fanboys....

    This always cracks me up when the apple zealots start posting.

    "It's not a problem, it's a feature!"
    "If you can't do something on leopard it's not supposed to be done!"
    "That self-satisfied smug dweeb on the apple ads IS cool"
    "All bow to the mighty Apple"

    But to be fair most people that buy macs have, by definition, more money than sense. I don't think they'll bat an eyelid forking over more cash for a compliant monitor/tv/projector.
     
  18. StephenK

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    Then don't buy DRM content??

    With the way things are going at the moment it's getting to the stage that soon the only way to get DRM free online will be to illegally download it. So if you want to be a paying customer then you must accept all the 'features' that the companies throw at you?

    I guess you could just not buy any movies at all.... because that's going to be good for the industry!! :clap:
     
  19. sotu1

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    +1. Aye.
     
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    I tought the bare essence of Apple products was a form of DRM... Seriously, such a pile of crap components, bundled with a nice exterior can't cost that much...
     
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