[mythtv-users] DVI v. Component

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Thu Aug 12 15:20:52 EDT 2004

Is that the case for all HDCP devices?

I had my eyes on a projector (Panasonic AE500) and was planning to run
it from an MX440.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Shawn
Sent: 12 August 2004 06:13
To: mythtv
Cc: papenfuss at vt.edu
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] DVI v. Component

Yeah, I can't use my nice new TV's DVI unless I buy a vid card that
supports HDCP  v1.0 (Nvidia 6800 or Radeon 9800 Pro)

That was an unpleasant surprise. I felt like bringing the dod gamned
thing back to Zenith HQ, find any employee, and shove it up their ass.
Actually, I could probably only fit the appropriate circuitry up their
ass, but that'd do fine. I still haven't ruled that out.

On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 17:27 -0400, Anthony Vito wrote:
> >         My understanding of DVI is that it's a multifaced spec.  It
can be
> > digital which I suppose would be best, and probably affected by
broadcast flag
> > for new equipment.  It can also have analog (RGB), so then it's
basically the
> > same as component. 
> > 
> As for DRM and the broadcast flag ... DVI has been extended to include
> what's called High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection or HDCP. This
> will allow HD converters and receivers to output pure digital DVI but
> still stomp all over our fair use rights :-/


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