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Submission + - Blu-ray won't play Profile 2.0 Discs 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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Blu-ray won't play Profile 2.0 Discs

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  • 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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