New DVD player cuts out the smut
Daniel writes "The Independent is reporting that a new brand of DVD players is being shipped out to Kmart and Wal-Mart stores around the country. These players are "pre-programmed to spare viewers segments of films that feature offensive language, excessive violence or sexual content, by muting the sound or skipping ahead."Some people are cheering, but some Hollywood directors are suing. I wouldn't buy one of these players myself, but I think Hollywood is overreacting by saying that these players will "change the very meaning and intent of films." The demographic will that will buy this player is already skipping parts they don't like.As long as such censoring players are labelled as such, and the sale of regular players isn't banned, I think the market should decide."