Aye, exactly as he said. There is a program called AnyDVD..and I believe they have a Blu ray product as well that will strip the protection, but the problem with Blu Rays is that the format is always changing and upgrading, hence the want/need for Blu Ray players with net connections for firmware upgrades. They can change the CP on you really quickly and just upgrade the players and break your hack. Its really just not worth it with this laptop. MAYBE a 17" tru-bright or even a smaller laptop with a HDMI out, but this laptop,unfortunately has neither of those. Not worth the money and hassel. Get a PS3, best BR player on the market for the money, and you can play games to boot.