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Blu-ray won't play Profile 2.0 Discs

pickens (49171) writes | more than 6 years ago

Television 4

Reservoir Hill writes "Blu-ray may have taken a commanding lead in the next-generation format war but Betanews is reporting that early supporters of Blu-ray will be left out in the cold when the Blu-ray Disc Association introduces BD Profile 2.0, expected to arrive in October. Unlike HD DVD, which mandated features such as local storage, a second video and audio decoder for picture-in-picture, and a network connection from the very beginning, the companies behind Blu-ray took a different approach to keep costs down. "We should have waited another year to introduce Blu-ray to the public, but the format war changed the situation," said one manufacturer. Representatives at the Blu-ray booth at CES said that the PlayStation 3 is currently the only player they would recommend, due to upcoming changes to the platform. Asked if they were concerned about a backlash from early adopters who supported the format from the beginning, one representative said: "They knew what they were getting into.""

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Need some help with this headline (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22017162)

Currect Blue-ray play will play Profile 2.0 discs but not with all the future capabilities [consumerist.com] .

A better Headline might be:

"Current Blu-ray Players won't play Future Discs Correctly"

or

"Current Blu-ray Players can't access all Profile 2.0 Capabilities"

Don't Print This Story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22017260)

I've been looking it over and I think there is a little too much FUD in this story.

I don't think this story should be printed.

I could say.... (1)

canuck57 (662392) | more than 6 years ago | (#22018880)

I could say I told you so.

Buying DRM laden hardware is risky. You get the risk; pay for it and the big labels laugh. I will wait until DVD Decrypter [wikipedia.org] is revived and ported. Or skip this tech and go straight for USB drives.

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Live DRM Free or Die!

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