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Comment: Re:offensive (Score 1) 823

by VanessaDannenberg (#15153805) Attached to: Philips Patents Technology to Force Ad Viewing
All I can say is these people will pry my husband's-and-my DVD player and TV out of our cold, dead hands.

Ironically, in response to your comment about skipping intros, I just learned that our DVD player lets us do that, in a roundabout way anyways. As soon as you see the usual "FBI" screen, hit Stop,Menu,Play and the actual content usually starts right up.

Works at at least a few of our DVD's.

The ironic part? This is a SONY DVD player, which we (fortunately?) bought before the big rootkit scandal.

One thing I do worry about is that some movie release in the future will include some kind of software/firmware update, which could break this (probably unintended) feature. Is that possible with current generation players or releases?

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain." -- G. Fitch

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