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Kd-34xbr970 Hdcp?

speedraider
05-21-2006, 10:06 PM
I have been looking for this all over the net, and every link I find from google points me to a list of TVs where HDCP is mentioned in a description of another TV, that is on the same page as the description for this one. I am planning on getting a HD DVD player, or Blu-Ray player down the road for this TV. From what I have read, they require HDCP compatible HDMI ports, or they will severly downscale the picture. Does anyone know if the HDMI port on this TV is capable of HDCP or not?

Even without the SFP tube, I am very happy with the TV, I guess because I don't usually sit with my eyes against the screen. My main concern about it though, is the HDCP capability. I have seen the HD DVD players playing on a LCD TV in the store, and the picture is amazing. If it is going to be degraded down to 480i in my HDTV becuase of the lack of HDCP in my HDMI port, I don't see the reason to ever bother upgrading on this set.

Chris Gerhard
05-22-2006, 06:30 AM
I have been looking for this all over the net, and every link I find from google points me to a list of TVs where HDCP is mentioned in a description of another TV, that is on the same page as the description for this one. I am planning on getting a HD DVD player, or Blu-Ray player down the road for this TV. From what I have read, they require HDCP compatible HDMI ports, or they will severly downscale the picture. Does anyone know if the HDMI port on this TV is capable of HDCP or not?

Yes, it is HDCP compliant. It should work with all HDCP compliant sources and I don't expect a problem with either the HD DVD player or Blu-ray players. I believe the older KV-34XBR960 is a better display however.

Chris

speedraider
05-22-2006, 07:40 AM
Yeah, from what I have seen, the 960 is better because of the SFP tube. I would prefer not to buy an open box display of the set though, and have a brand new one. Since the 960 is discontiued, they only have 2 of the 960 sets left, and they are display models. The store I bought mine from didn't have any at all, but the store I work at has 2 left that are open box.

Thank you very much for the response, I was pretty worried about the HDCP support.

Chris Gerhard
05-22-2006, 09:36 AM
I expect the XBR970 to provide a good picture for you but I would sure buy the open box XBR960 if the price is right and it comes with the two year Sony warranty.

Chris