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#133261 - 03/24/06 11:45 PM HDCP
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1852
Loc: PA
Anyone know if there is any truth to the part about HDDVD and Blue Ray? Are they trying to force us to buy TV's that support the copy encrpytion? Do all new TV's support this anyway?

http://www.octavainc.com/HDCP.htm



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#133262 - 03/25/06 12:02 AM Re: HDCP
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Yes, it's true. And no, probably no current TVs will fully support the standard, since it's not finalized yet (afaik). I could be wrong on the second part.

Basically, what HDCP lets studios do is set whether input can be degraded out of the analog outs, turn off the non HDCP digital outs, etc.

Enjoy spending thousands on new equipment, everyone...
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#133263 - 03/25/06 12:05 AM Re: HDCP
Ken.C Offline
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That's got to be the most friendly article I've read on the topic. Yeah, studios really need to guard against consumers! Evil, evil consumers...

For a different take on the topic (decidedly less positive), check out this and this.

I'm sure there's more floating around Arstechnica, but their search function stinks...


Edited by kcarlile (03/25/06 12:10 AM)
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#133264 - 03/25/06 03:37 AM Re: HDCP
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Yet another gong show that makes "flipping the b*tch" on television and going back to reading books and having conversations look like the best way of spending an evening.

Protecting themselves right out of a market.

Bren R.

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#133265 - 03/25/06 09:30 AM Re: HDCP
ratpack Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
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Loc: Alabama
Well, the consumer can always decide to not consume. If enough of us don't buy that junk, they will get the message, eventually.
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#133266 - 03/25/06 10:50 AM Re: HDCP
Zarak Offline
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I think the average consumer will not know enough not to consume.

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#133267 - 03/25/06 10:53 AM Re: HDCP
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While you may be correct, there are examples of it happening.
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#133268 - 03/25/06 11:54 AM Re: HDCP
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1852
Loc: PA
So, if I had to buy today I would be getting the Sony 50" SXRD. Any word on if that one is compliant?

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#133269 - 03/25/06 04:23 PM Re: HDCP
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Registered: 04/30/05
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Loc: Alabama
Short answer is that I don't know.

Longer answer is that I think that the Blue Ray and other is supposed to transmit (via HDMI, I believe) a 1080P signal. My SXRD will only receive 1080I or 720P via the HDMI port. The Sony takes this signal and then converts it to 1080P.

I suspect that you would be able to setup the Blue Ray devices to transmit at other than 1080P. If so, it would not be an issue.
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#133270 - 03/25/06 04:55 PM Re: HDCP
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
does this mean even if you have a hdmi input on your tv you may not be able to use a blue ray or hd dvd player?

if that is the case who is responsible for the tv i bought that was supposed to be ready for the new wave of dvd players?



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