And I for one am relieved. It was more annoying to think they reserved their stupid for just the game division.
Here’s the goods:
He called Sony who admitted that the problem was being caused by its new copy protection making these discs unplayable in some players including our own. Sony says that it does not not intend to change the copy protection.
They told him he would have to have a firmware update to his player. Unfortunately this has not been released yet. In fact they do not know when it will be released.
I don’t know about you, but that annoys me in several different ways. One, where is the offer to refund the DVD player because he can’t use it to play movies? Two, what the fuck are they doing releasing movies that their own hardware can’t play. Don’t they test? Do they care at all? (this may be the real question). Three, why are the putting copy protection on the DVD’s in the first place? That doesn’t stop piracy, it doesn’t stop people from downloading movies, etc. The only reason to put copy protection on your DVD like that is to look like you’re doing something about piracy. So for show, or shits and giggles as it were, they are breaking brand new DVDs. Impressive.
You know what the most annoying thing is though? The callous way they just don’t give a shit. It doesn’t matter to them. What’s a few customers (every single purchaser of that and other DVD players) compared to saying they are doing something about piracy? What’s customer satisfaction compared to being able to tell VP of fucktards that they are being proactive. This is an incredibly rude, uncalled for and retarded move on their part.
I guess I should I expect that from Sony at this point.
What Would Matt Do: Long for the days of Sony being a brand name you could trust. The brand you didn’t have a problem paying a bit extra for because you knew it would be high quality. /me waves good-bye to those days.