|In reply to Comment 46 (RAG):|
>So if BMW decided to only allow you to drive your new car on licensed roads
>you would think that would be fair? A couple of miles in New York, then you
>will have to fly it to a strip in California that is licensed... Seems rather
>stupid to me...
If BMW stated that I could only drive their car on BMW licensed roads then I simply wouldn't buy a BMW. I wouldn't waste my time complaining to them about it. Buying low profile sports car to drive over muddy offroad terrain and then sulking when you get stuck... THAT'S stupid.
>If I buy a DVD I should be able to play it on whatever I like that has the
>ability to play it.
Agreed. I'm glad you used the word "ability" there.
> Lets say I have a Pioneer DVD that is licensed at home. Fine. Then my mate
>calls and asks for a DVD night. -Sorry, your Philips player isn't licensed...
You've bought a Region X DVD disk to play in Region X enabled DVD players. You have a right to expect your Region X disk to play in any Region X Player regardless of who makes it and if your friend has a Region X player then you'll have no problems. However, if you take your Region X disk to your friend house knowing he has a Region Y player and then insert the disk... you don't have a "right" to expect it to work. That's why DVD disks have the Region Code printed in large friendly letters on the back of every case. And let's not even go into the problems caused by PAL and NTSC on DVD that causes some "Region 0" disks to fail on certain players or display distorted images.
Anyone want to whine about Macrovision?