Originally Posted by wizard69
Many more of use won't be forced into anything. It is a sad comment on society that we think people have to have television or more so HDTV. Personally I have no intention of upgrading a set I hardly use anymore just so I can say I'm compatible with HD content.
That attitude has a lot to do with the reality that I don't particularly like the attitude of the media companies. It is one thing to offer up quality entertainment to your customers, it is another thing to treat them like the most repulsive criminal imaginable.
Mostly, this is just entertainment. I, and most others, really don't care about the philosophical arguments, assuming there is any real meaning in them. for myself, as well as most others, its a simple matter. we pay our money for entertainment. If it costs too much, we pay less for less.
It's really not a matter of us against them.
Frankly I see Blue Ray as a difficult sell for the studios. Basically they have to convince the consumer the supposed quality is worth the imposition of draconian controls and assumptions of guilt. For many of us it simply isn't worth the grief to buy into this dream land the studios have fabricated. Further I do believe in five years we will be looking at alternative distribution methods. Blue Rays continued success simply isn't a given.
I don't see that. I see that sales are jumping more than a whole lot. Many people dowant this. You may not find the whole thing interesting, but your view is likely not universal.
People couldn't care one whit about DRM. That's one of the biggest myths I've ever seen told. DVD is just about as strongly DRM'd and has even more zones around the world than BD does. But, almost no one cares.
It's like the myth about music DRM. Even with Amazon, Apple's iTunes sales went up 35% last quarter. People just don't care. It's a few with very big mouths who do (er, not referring to you there), and they don't buy music anyway.
So, its not many of you, it's a few of you.