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[Jun. 21st, 2007|07:30 am]
Nate Bunnyfield
Rootkiting ur Baghdad

Of the last two DVDs I've watched, one was borrowed from a friend and the other was from Netflix.

So I was kind of surprised when both of them had the exact same freezing issue during playback.

I looked at the bottom of the DVDs and there weren't any scratches.
Turned it over and found the problem: a Sony Pictures logo
So I licked my thumb, rubbed the logo seven and a half times and they both played fine.

Also, I had to locate, download and install some pirate software.

I actually had to break a law or two just this to watch some DVDs. From what I understand, Sony decided to intentionally put errors in their discs so only simplistic DVD players without error-checking will play them properly. This even includes some Sony DVD players. Sony advises people to call them for replacement discs, but these aren't mine, so yeah...

Sony is to consumers as Bush is to citizens.

[User Picture]From: lazyman
2007-06-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
Sony Pictures, anyway. I think there's much less of a problem with Sony consumer electronics. It's really the movie production houses' paranoia with the internet and computers in general that's causing these insane behaviors by companies. The MPAA is a fucking dinosaur. But a dinosaur with lots of cash, lawyers and lobbyists.

This article made me laugh. A quote: "most people will keep watching DVDs — at least until tens of thousands of movies are available online". Umm, yeah...not many movies online for purchase. What ever will consumers do to get the products they want?
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-06-22 06:09 am (UTC)
And the rootkit thing.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2007-06-22 05:25 pm (UTC)
That was Sony Music, right? RIAA is the same breed as the MPAA.
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[User Picture]From: apocalypselater
2007-06-22 02:37 am (UTC)
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