[mythtv-users] Many new dvd's not working

Neil Salstrom salstrom at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 18:21:28 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:16 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:

> Tell them it's defective, and under UK law they are committing a criminal
> offence by selling it as a DVD and if they don't take it off sale
> immediately then you're calling Trading Standards (who in this country DO
> prosecute retailers for such things if they persist). There was a case a few
> years back of an audio "CD" going on sale - sold in the CD section, but
> didn't actually carry the "CD" logo as they'd fiddled it to not play on
> computers. IIRC there was a bit of a PR own goal with it - and I'm not
> talking (I don't think) about the Sony root-kit.

This was a netflix rental so I marked it as "non-playable" on the
"report a problem" page.  If enough people do this (maybe?) it will
have an affect.  The problem is most people are probably using a newer
player that can handle the non DVD conforming disks.

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