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Film Makers Sue Samsung Over copy-protection Glitches on DVD Players

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It appears that Samsung is in some hot water with some of the big movie studios. According to reports, Disney, Paramount, Time Warner, Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studios are filing suit against the company because its DVD-HD841 DVD player allows customers to bypass copy-protection safeguards.
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Wow, are you serious?

Film makers can't make good movies anymore, so they blame DVD players as the cause of their lack of inspiration! What a great way to make a quick buck.
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What a damn joke... I agree probably 99.9% of that 5.4B dollars was from people not going to see their movies.
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I have that same unit, and it is vulnerable to a remote hack. However, what the movie studios are doing, is not right either. This particular unit upconverts standard 480i to 1080i. If you use component video cables this feature is disabled due to piracy concerns, because it is easier to capture the decoded signal from components. The HDMI output used HDCP to prevent un-authorized use of copyrighted materials. However almost everyone that has used this hack (including myself) didn't do it to pirate movies. We did it because most TVs only have 1 HDMI input and several component inputs. I already was using the HDMI input for my tivo, so I wanted the upconverted DVD signal to come over component. It has nothing to do with stealing movies. There are only a few players that still allow this and the are becoming rare very quickly.
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