Big Blu-ray Brother Is Watching
Sure, by now we've all heard that BD-Live offers a really cool feature set that allows for interactivity. These kinds of features could never be done in DVD, and offers a real advantage taking the user beyond what is on the disc, and into exclusive content, which is internet based. Of course, that means that the Blu-ray player needs to have a connection to the world wide web. While my initial thought is how to snake some CAT 5e cable to the back of a Blu-ray player, that may be the least of the concerns. Recalling that the internet goes both ways, and Sony just may be using this new level of connnectivity to collect more than a little data on its users. Is this just paranoia, or one more example of why Sony shouldn't be trusted when it comes to technology? Personally, if this type of info is being collected, the user should be informed up front, and not find out later.