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Kaleidescape Adopts NexGuard Content Protection; Prepping for Day-and-Date Movie Releases?

Kaleidescape, famed provider of 4K movie players and online Movie Store, takes another step in safeguarding bit-for-bit content, possibly bidding to offer movie downloads on the same day as their theatrical release?

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Posted by slobob on January 10, 2018

Kudos to them, but the real “content protection war” has nothing to do with consumer AV gear.  The whole HDCP bullsh*t placed upon every individual home owner (and us integrators who have to make it work) assumed that everyone copies movies.  So while we jump through ever more difficult hoops, the computer industry doesn’t have to follow ANY guidelines, let alone this protection BS.  Try to play the latest Blurry movie in your slightly (6month) outdated player, and you get the pleasure of firmware updates, maybe a picture that occasionally freezes or gives you warnings, yet I can pop that same disc in my PC, watch and copy to my hearts delight!  A double standard established by Hollywood lawyers pushed on the low hanging fruit (average consumer).  They know that MOST* people have no knowledge of, or desire to deal with the issue, while basically ignoring the PC crowd, who are usually more tech savy and will always find a way around the roadblocks.

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Posted by slobob on January 10, 2018

Kudos to them, but the real “content protection war” has nothing to do with consumer AV gear.  The whole HDCP bullsh*t placed upon every individual home owner (and us integrators who have to make it work) assumed that everyone copies movies.  So while we jump through ever more difficult hoops, the computer industry doesn’t have to follow ANY guidelines, let alone this protection BS.  Try to play the latest Blurry movie in your slightly (6month) outdated player, and you get the pleasure of firmware updates, maybe a picture that occasionally freezes or gives you warnings, yet I can pop that same disc in my PC, watch and copy to my hearts delight!  A double standard established by Hollywood lawyers pushed on the low hanging fruit (average consumer).  They know that MOST* people have no knowledge of, or desire to deal with the issue, while basically ignoring the PC crowd, who are usually more tech savy and will always find a way around the roadblocks.