Why HDTV Isn’t Going Mainstream Anytime Soon

When you tell so many peo­ple that their elec­tron­ics won’t do what they should do—what they paid for them to do—many of them are not going to like it. Ars Tech­ni­ca has a great arti­cle on why HDCP, as well as oth­er con­tent pro­tec­tion sys­tems, are actu­al­ly going to dri­ve cus­tomers more towards pira­cy and, I think, sim­ply watch­ing less con­tent. Your new plas­ma tele­vi­sion isn’t going to be play­ing HD-DVD or Blu-Ray DVD’s any­time soon, friend.