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Sony DVDs not working in some DVD players
By way of slashdot:

An anonymous reader writes "It seems that the most recent DVDs released by Sony — specifically Stranger Than Fiction, Casino Royale, and The Pursuit of Happyness — have some kind of 'feature' that makes them unplayable on many DVD players. This doesn't appear to be covered by the major media yet, but this link to a discussion over at Amazon gives a flavor of the problems people are experiencing. A blogger called Sony and was told the problem is with the new copy protection scheme, and they do not intend to fix it. Sony says it's up to the manufacturers to update their hardware."

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Unrelated to the issue, but an amusing quote none-the-less:
Yes, well, in the U.S. at least we'll probably have to wait until we can get in that new President and Congress we ordered. The current ones are malfunctioning and in need of replacement.

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melayneseahawk From: melayneseahawk Date: April 15th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's...insane. Oh, Sony, no cookie for you.
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ibneko From: ibneko Date: April 16th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
No, no, the proper way to do it is to print out signs (preferably on bright neon/red paper) "May not play in your DVD player. See [link] for further information." with tear-off strips containing the URL.

Granted, managers might get upset at you, but maybe if you explain nicely that it'll reduce the possibility of returns and exchanges and other such complications...
kiati From: kiati Date: April 16th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)

sony sux

I've always disliked Sony, and this is further proof of why my dislike is justified. =P
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