[OT] Stupid, evil DRM
shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Feb 19 14:20:32 MST 2009
Barry Roberts wrote:
> I'm reasonably sure HDCP is the reason I can't just plug HDMI into my
> receiver and have it play the audio. It couldn't then pass it along.
> Same for the TV. My PS3 can put a nice 7.1 audio signal out on its
> HDMI, but my TV only gives me stereo out. So I have several devices
> with HDMI, and every single one has audio cables right beside it. It's
> retarded. False advertising, IMO.
Hey, I like that. Next time someone asks what's wrong with DRM, I'll
say that DRM is a subtle form of false advertising. It's hard for a lot
of people to grasp DRM, but they understand false advertising and all
its subtleties quite well.
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