[mythtv-users] HDMI to Component/Composite/VGA

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed May 5 13:24:52 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 05 May 2010 07:15:18 am Joseph Fry wrote:
> > It says it's HDCP capable, I wonder if it might be considered as
> > circumventing
> > a protection mechanism.
> It says it is HDCP "Compliant".  This makes me fear that it will not work
> with protected content.

If it did I would expect the maker to be sued out of existence (though IANAL).

HDCP is designed to prevent the copying of HDMI video (hence the name), and if 
this device is "compliant" it should not work with hdcp-protected content, 
since the component signal is not a "protected path".

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