Will DVDs Save The PC Industry?
from the probably-not dept
The Register takes a closer look at a new study saying that the demand for people creating their own DVDs will help save the PC industry. The thinking is that people will want to create their own video DVDs and will need to buy newer, more powerful computers with DVD burners included. They suggest that potential problems with this happening would come from the DVD writable format wars. However, they seem to miss one major limiting factor: if all of these ridiculous anti-piracy laws go through, it’s going to be next to impossible to record your own DVD unless you are officially approved by various Hollywood agencies. Restricting what people can do with the DVD burner should take away much of the incentive to buy one. The Register lumps the prediction in with various past predictions about “PC saviors” including wireless connectivity, LCD screens, broadband access, and plenty of other features that were supposed to make us all rush out and replace our old machines.