[mythtv-users] phasing out analog outputs on all blu-ray players

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 16:54:49 UTC 2009

I saw this article discussing plans recently released by the AACS
people (http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/06/drm-licensing-group-presses-on-with-plan-to-plug-analog-hole.ars).
This is the new agreement for AACS licensed players:

"The terms of the agreement state that AACS licensees must limit
analog output to interlaced SD resolution ("composite video, s-video,
480i component video and 576i video") for any device manufactured
after December 31, 2010. Then, after December 31, 2013, no device that
can decrypt AACS content can be made with any analog output

I imagine that the cable companies will try and pull this off with set
top boxes if this goes smoothly enough.

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