AnyDVD gets cracking on HD discs

We've been charting the fall of Blu-ray and HD DVD's 'unbreakable' copy protection almost since the formats were released. Now though, for HD DVD flav

We've been charting the fall of Blu-ray and HD DVD's 'unbreakable' copy protection almost since the formats were released. Now though, for HD DVD flavour discs anyway, the final nail has been drilled into the digital coffin.The last knock has come courtesy of foxy software maker SlySoft, already known for its DVD-breaking AnyDVD and now for AnyDVD HD, which swiftly strips hi-def discs of all their anti-copying measures.But the software isn't just about making (ahem) 'back up' versions of your hi-def movie collection. It's also perfect for removing the pointless hardware restrictions on HD titles.So, should your monitor stretch to it, you can now enjoy 1080p Miami Vice on a PC, without shelling out for a new HDCP compliant graphics card or display.Best of all though, it'll let you skip the annoying studio logos and dire warning messages. Worth the money alone, surely?

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