How can I use an old Nook tablet to watch movies?

Steve from Denver, CO

Episode 1459 (1:08:11)

Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet 7"

Steve was given a Barnes and Noble Nook reader. Can he watch movies on it? Leo says that the Nook had very limited space and used a proprietary format, but he may be able to hack it to give it more options, including watching the movies he wants. He should head over to XDA-Developers to see how to "root" the Nook. His real problem, though, is copy protection. The Nook only supports movies with Cinema Now DRM. But that's part of the fun of hacking old technology like a Nook. It's an adventure.