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Are All Hdtv's That Have Hdmi (hdcp)?

GISMO
02-25-2006, 05:28 PM
i am thinking of getting a 30 inch crt hdtv for the bedroom and i just wanted to know if the tv has a HDMI input is it (HDCP) i want to know because i will be getting a hd dvd player or blu ray player when one of them win.THANK YOU

borromini
02-25-2006, 09:09 PM
I believe so unlike DVI which was available before the implementation of HDCP. All HDMI devices should be HDCP compliant.

BobY
02-25-2006, 10:03 PM
There are HDCP compatible DVI inputs out there as well.

Is there any chance that the new copy protection protocols for Hi-Def disks may not even be compatible with some existing HDCP compliant ports?

ah802
02-25-2006, 11:41 PM
Gad.. I hope not, HDCP is/was a standard copy protection system that the industry had to pay and register to get the needed information to build it into their products. It would be inexcusable for the product not to work as promised... but not unheard of.

borromini
02-26-2006, 01:07 PM
There are HDCP compatible DVI inputs out there as well.

Is there any chance that the new copy protection protocols for Hi-Def disks may not even be compatible with some existing HDCP compliant ports? Yes there are DVI devices that are HDCP compliant but unlike HDMI, you have to confirm it. :)

I believe the encryption scheme implemented for high-def DVDs is a separate technology from the HDCP protocol which will still be used by HD-DVD/Blu-Ray devices. One is to prevent ripping the content directly off the disc, the other is to prevent copying by establishing a handshake between player and TV.