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Comment: USB video card? (Score 1) 347 347

There are some new external video cards that don't require anything but drivers and a USB port, such as the EVGA UV Plus. AFAIK, all USB video cards use a DisplayLink chipset, and there are rudimentary drivers here. It's not a very elegant solution, but if you want to use any sort of GUI, this should work.

Comment: For now (Score 2, Interesting) 460 460

but one thing seems clear â" only full-time, for-profit professionals are able to consistently beat BD+.

At the moment.

I highly doubt that there's not a backdoor key in the encryption, no matter how much they try to block people from copying/backing up/ripping. Mainly because if someone buys a $300 player that can't play any current movies and has no internet connection, a law suit is just around the corner.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov