Posted by Some Guy at 6:27pm on Tue Apr 25th 2006It's still too early to judge how successful HD-DVD has been. I've been very antsy to post news about it but there are no hard facts right now. I'm really interested to hear how many Netflix users have signed up for it. Supposely they're buying 1,000 of every HD-DVD and Blu-ray title. I'm wondering how many of those have been utilized thus far.
Apple Computer is supposedly in talks with Sony to get iPod compatible versions of movies included on all Blu-ray discs. I have to say that that would be really nifty to see the studios embrace something like that. With 50GB to blow through, there's certainly room. I do wonder how the DRM for that will work, however. (Because you know that's going to be locked up tighter than a nun's.... you know).
Unrelated to the HD sector, but certainly within the scope of this site, it appears that certain someones have been wining and dining their senators of choice into writing a proposal to vastly expand the powers of the DMCA. It's the usual extremely scary, my Lord I wish I didn't live in this country, type of stuff. God have mercy on our souls if the US government is stupid enough to grant such rights to private entities.