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17 April 2007 @ 10:42 pm
And you wonder why we're switching from Playstation to Wii...  
New Sony DVDs have been corrupted with a DRM system that renders them unplayable on many DVD players -- including Sony players.

The trick to life, guys, is to make different mistakes.

This is why we don't give these bozos money anymore.
Current Mood: bitchybitchy
postrophe on April 18th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Sony? Weren't you guys _already_ not giving them any more money?
(Or if not, who _were_ you not giving any more money?)
Frittersfritters on April 18th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was Sony, but I'm reiterating for emphasis.
lironesslironess on April 18th, 2007 07:15 am (UTC)
I have observed that when using a wii, always use the strap, because it likes to fly across the room. :)
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on April 18th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Haven't used one yet! Good to know!
lironesslironess on April 18th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
I was watching some people play with one at a wedding reception. It flew at least twice and the players (I think they were bowling) almost smacked other people several times. It is not really a party game..... Plus we had to walk in the way to get by sometimes.
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on April 18th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Virtual bowling. I'm already enjoying one version on my DS.
toasteronfire: Rodney idiotstoasteronfire on April 18th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
Sony makes me very crabby, which is too bad considering how much I love the Final Fantasy RPG series.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on April 18th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
That bites.

We do make an occasional exception for a really big DVD we can't get any other way, so I understand.

Aren't some of the FF stuff on ds?
Robyn Goodfellow: cheese errorrobyngoodfellow on April 18th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm waiting for Casino Royale to come out on Movie Channel then.
Frittersfritters on April 18th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you didn't see it in the theatre. I know you like going to the movies and it seems something you'd be interested in....
Robyn Goodfellow: bonsairobyngoodfellow on April 19th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
I never really had the chance. I was pretty much broke when it came out.
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: CDraislak on April 18th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah after their "Root" protection scheme fiasco one would think they have learned their lesson.

Now the article is confusing: the title says players are being broken, but the text says discs won't play. Which is it?

We want the truth... ;-)
Phoenix Anew: Something stinks..phoenix_anew on April 18th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, Sony. My digital video camera is a Sony. I bought it because they seemed to be the only company who guaranteed suitable night vision, and most of my filming is in bars and clubs that turn the lights down. I am, over all, very happy with it. However...

The videos are in mpg format. What kind of mpg, I really have no idea. I do know that every time I open one of the files in Windows Media Player, it looks for a codec and can't find it. It plays, but with that fun little exclamation point. I downloaded a huge codec collection to try and fix that problem, but apparently it's not among them. My b/f's Mac doesn't even recognize them as valid mpgs at all. I have to convert them to movs if he wants to do any kind of editing via iMovie.

And lets not even get started about the disaster that is PS3s. I may eventually get a PS3 if/when they show that they make enough games to make it worth it, and the price point drops considerably. Until them I'm quite happy with my Wii. You must get yours... I want Misty and Martin Miis to add to my collection! :)
Frittersfritters on April 18th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
It will probably be about next christmas we get one, we usually are about a year behind because of prices. There still aren't enough titles for us yet, either.
claymorex on April 18th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Regarding the playback of video. I don't know if there is a version for Windows, but I have a plugin called Perian for my Mac. It has codecs for a whole bunch of different formats. LYour b/f could try that and see if he can play the original mpg files instead of you having to convert them
Matthew B. Tepper: Conductor silhouetteasimovberlioz on April 18th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Sony is a majorly effed-up corporation. This has long included their entertainment divisions (which have a real-world tendency to be effed-up in general), but has spread virulently to their consumer electronics division, with their top corporate culture the likely vector.

I'm still working out in my head a rather apologetic but explanatory reply to thudpucker for a comment I made a few days ago in his LJ, in which I will reveal just what portions of my annoyance (which I could have expressed in a far less nasty way than I did) are directly due to Sony. Seriously. Stay tuned.
Frittersfritters on April 18th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
He had mentioned the lack of response to me. Personally, I think both of you accidentally stepped on each other's hot buttons, but I will pass it on that a reply is still in the works.
jason_brez on April 18th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
and you like to say wii.
Fritters: Gir Beating with text by inane and frittfritters on April 18th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on April 18th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
Just got this in email from a friend:

from Studio Briefing

Sony Recalling New DVDs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has discovered the source of a problem in their recent DVD releases that prevented them from being played on some players, including some manufactured by the consumer electronics division of Sony itself. The company said the problem was caused by an update of its copy-protection system, which it continually updates in order to derail potential hackers. Among the DVD movies affected were the new James Bond film Casino Royale, The Pursuit of Happyness and Stranger Than Fiction. Sony said that anyone who had purchased one of the discs and has experienced problems playing it may receive a replacement disk free of charge by phoning 800/860-2878.