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ATI backtracking on HDCP support.

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Old 02-17-2006, 11:26 AM   #1  
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Post ATI backtracking on HDCP support.

For those of us who have bought ATI video cards with the goal of using it with our PC in a HD theater system. Forget it, ATI is withdrawing support for HDCP (copy protection) even after it advertised this feature on their web site, publications and ads. Clearly, we all hoped ATI would give us the keys in a software/driver to enable HD disks that required HDCP hardware encryption between output and HT. According to web sources... ATI is now retro-actively changing it's specifications to eliminate the portions that refer to HDCP and any suggestion that they might be HDCP ready.

It seems that the HDCP system requires chip encryption, and no graphic card maker has seen fit to include the chip or a socket for it. This may seem like a minor glich right now... but when you want to run legal HD content from your PC... you will not be pleased.

Ars has the lowdown.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060214-6177.html

Daily has the images of the web modifactions ATI is making.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=851

Slashdot has some community responses, calls for 'class action'

http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardwar.../1353223.shtml
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