|If you dropped a bundle on a high-end computer display or HDTV, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when you slip your new high-definition DVD of Star Wars: Episode III into your Windows Vista PC. Vista, the next version of Windows that's slated to appear in about a year, will feature a new systemwide content protection scheme called PVP-OPM (see box below). If your monitor doesn't work with PVP-OPM, all you'll likely see is either a fuzzy rendition of your high-def flick or Hollywood's version of the Blue Screen of Death--a message warning you that the display has been 'revoked'.|
So, essentially, not only will you be forced into purchasing both drive formats to view video from all the studios, but you'll also have to buy a new monitor to watch the f*cking things. For those of us with HTPC's, upgrades in future will have to take all of this into account.
Not to mention 99% of people seem totally fine with DVD's as they are. I have no desire to repurchase my entire collection. Remember DVD Audio? Neither does anybody else.
Anybody else want to toll this bell for next-generation video? I can do it if you like...