[mythtv-users] DVI v. Component

Brian Foddy bfoddy at visi.com
Thu Aug 12 21:11:40 EDT 2004

Are you sure?  My parents have a Sony HDTV that I think had
that type of DVI connector, but it worked fine by simply putting
a DVI-D cable to it.  It only uses DVD resolutions, I've not tried to
force it higher, least not yet.


On Thursday 12 August 2004 12:13 am, Shawn wrote:
> 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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