Sony invents destructie DvD player


#1

Hey guy read on this will make you laugh ^_^

"Technology News

Thursday, May 16 12:01 AM EDT

Sony Unveils New Self-Destructive DVD Player

By Brian Briggs and Christa Morse

Tokyo - Many industry analysts have wondered which way Sony would go in the

copyright protection debate. Sony manufactures both hardware, which is

harmed by piracy controls, and entertainment, which is helped by piracy

controls. A recent release of a self-destructive DVD player shows that the

entertainment division is winning that internal argument.

"Large amounts of pirated material were hopefully destroyed in the blaze,"

said MPAA officials.

"Copy protection has been foiled too easily by pirates, and we need to do

something more effective," said Sony Entertainment vice-president Harold

Wang. "Self-destructive DVDs have been tried, but rejected by consumers. We

feel that consumers will embrace the self-destructive DVD players, because

it gives them that Mission Impossible I've-got-the-latest-gadget feeling. We

even have the player say 'This DVD player will self-destruct in 10

seconds.'"

Wang addressed the safety concerns of destroying a DVD player: "Sure there

are safety issues, but most homes are equipped with smoke detectors these

days, and are chock full of pirated material which would be destroyed in the

blaze. OK, their house might burn down, but isn't that a small price to pay

to combat piracy?"

Instead of the standard low-powered laser most DVD players are equipped

with, the SD-DVD player from Sony has a high-powered laser which will

eventually burn through the DVD and ignite the highly flammable material

from which the player is made.

Other DVD player manufacturers such as Panasonic and Hitachi also announced

self-destructive player. "I've seen the Sony model and it slowly catches

flame and burns up. Our model is fitted with a small amount of plastic

explosives which causes a much more dramatic destruction. Consumers will

feel like they're in the movie when that thing goes off," said Ronald Misuki

of Panasonic.

Hollywood applauds the move. Chairman of the MPAA Jack Valenti said, "Not

having a DVD player makes it absolutely impossible to view pirated content,

which makes copying a DVD entirely useless. Granted, it also makes watching

the damn thing impossible, but we don't care if you can't see the content,

just as long as you buy brand new, legitimate copies from your local or

online store."

DVD rental chains Blockbuster and Hollywood video expect to reap a large

benefit from consumers who forget to eject a DVD before the player

self-destructs."


#2

^ Is it serious? I am never going to buy that one for my living room.


#3

WOW Man. They R serious about Piracy. Interesting gadget. Imagine if they manage to sell all their SD DVD players to Pakistan!!! We Will hear an explosion every two seconds. :lol:


#4

It's satire, not real news.


#5

ha ha its just wishful thinking on Sony's part, comon yar do you honestly think any sane person would buy such a dvd player if it were to hit the market? dude what do you think will happen to the dealer and his shop if he gives exploding dvd players to the public in pakistan? they will hang him upside down from a pole =D


#6

^^ Of course it is a satire but an idea though. I mean you can give it to a friend as gift. ;)


#7

[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Hey guy read on this will make you laugh ^_^

“Technology News

Thursday, May 16 12:01 AM EDT

Sony Unveils New Self-Destructive DVD Player

By Brian Briggs and Christa Morse

Tokyo - Many industry analysts have wondered which way Sony would go in the

copyright protection debate. Sony manufactures both hardware, which is

harmed by piracy controls, and entertainment, which is helped by piracy

controls. A recent release of a self-destructive DVD player shows that the

entertainment division is winning that internal argument.

“Large amounts of pirated material were hopefully destroyed in the blaze,”

said MPAA officials.

“Copy protection has been foiled too easily by pirates, and we need to do

something more effective,” said Sony Entertainment vice-president Harold

Wang. “Self-destructive DVDs have been tried, but rejected by consumers. We

feel that consumers will embrace the self-destructive DVD players, because

it gives them that Mission Impossible I’ve-got-the-latest-gadget feeling. We

even have the player say ‘This DVD player will self-destruct in 10

seconds.’”

Wang addressed the safety concerns of destroying a DVD player: “Sure there

are safety issues, but most homes are equipped with smoke detectors these

days, and are chock full of pirated material which would be destroyed in the

blaze. OK, their house might burn down, but isn’t that a small price to pay

to combat piracy?”

Instead of the standard low-powered laser most DVD players are equipped

with, the SD-DVD player from Sony has a high-powered laser which will

eventually burn through the DVD and ignite the highly flammable material

from which the player is made.

Other DVD player manufacturers such as Panasonic and Hitachi also announced

self-destructive player. “I’ve seen the Sony model and it slowly catches

flame and burns up. Our model is fitted with a small amount of plastic

explosives which causes a much more dramatic destruction. Consumers will

feel like they’re in the movie when that thing goes off,” said Ronald Misuki

of Panasonic.

Hollywood applauds the move. Chairman of the MPAA Jack Valenti said, “Not

having a DVD player makes it absolutely impossible to view pirated content,

which makes copying a DVD entirely useless. Granted, it also makes watching

the damn thing impossible, but we don’t care if you can’t see the content,

just as long as you buy brand new, legitimate copies from your local or

online store.”

DVD rental chains Blockbuster and Hollywood video expect to reap a large

benefit from consumers who forget to eject a DVD before the player

self-destructs.”

[/quote]

So funny idea,people who use pirated dvds would never buy it. So in effect killing the very purpose…


#8

that Guy is a joker.


#9

If it had been DVD destructor then it might have been more believable


#10

its amazing man but i think most of the piracy is done by torrents

...........

so burning pirated dvds is not enough............