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Sony Sets Price For Blu-ray Movie Titles

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:37 pm

And they're not going to be cheap. Wholesale prices are going to be $17.95 for catalog (old) titles and $23.45 for new releases.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060208/tc_nm/bluray_dc

Catalog Blu-ray disc titles will wholesale for $17.95, about the same as DVDs when that format hit the market in 1997. New-release Blu-ray discs will wholesale for $23.45, a premium of 15%-20% over what suppliers were charging for new theatrical DVDs.


Keep in mind these are wholesale prices. It's what places like Best Buy pay for them. Actual retail prices are going to be higher.

Personally, I'm going to hold onto my DVD player, at least until Blu-ray titles come down in price.
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:16 am

Stupid AACS.. its probably going to be defeated in a few months anyway.
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:47 pm

this should show you WHY BR and HD are there...they are more worried about DRM than content...plain and simple. Should put this on the news page I think as it shows how crazy this has become.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:08 pm

Ian wrote:Stupid AACS.. its probably going to be defeated in a few months anyway.


I'd give it less then one month even... hey, maybe we should do a pool contest?
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:31 pm

it will be trickier given that there are 128 bit keys (or is it 256) and the keys can be revoked..but yes I agree it likely will be done....
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Postby Justin42 on Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:35 pm

It'll probably be cracked like CSS -- by sloppy coders on the DRM side that get busted by the white hats trying to crack it. That's what the DRM producers never seem to get-- it's a case of taking the path of least resistance. Great, the key length is longer. That's much more secure for a brute force attack. Unfortunately for them, you rarely need to resort to brute force in things like this....
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:55 am

Looks like a compromise was hashed out: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/69983.

The first drives (expected in March) will use an interim version AACS 0.91 which allows analog HD signals.

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