Digital HD (high definition), like that enabled through HDMI and Blu-ray, is awesome. It offers amazing picture and audio quality. It allows you to conveniently connect one single cable to provide both picture and sound. It is royally going to screw up a lot of homes next year. Wait, what was that last part? After December 31, 2010, manufacturers will not be "allowed" introduce new hardware with component video outputs supplying more than an SD resolution (480i or 576i). Should this go through as planned, it's going to disable or throw a wrench in a lot of existing custom installations as soon as the end of this year.
Discuss "2010: The Year AACS and HDMI Kill Off Component Video" here. Read the article.
Ripping the video directly from the the disc is trivial. Much simpler than setting up an analog capture solution. The only people this would affect are those that think they need to play by the arbitrary rules setup to deny them their fair use rights.
And, analog goes bye bye completely in 2013 according to the stuff I've seen.
Marantz DV 9600 Oppo BD-83 Marantz AV 8003 Quad current dumping amps X 7 Direct TV HD 20 HD DVR Carter audio workstation RME Fireface 800 Fujitsu 50XHA40 Front left and right Carter dual transmission line studio monitors MK II. Center Carter coaxial transmission line center speaker Rear Carter NFM-1s Center backs Carter dual transmission line studio monitors MK I. My system: - http://mdcarter.smugmug.com/gallery/...27077317_Pufg7
That's why I ran 2 1/2" smurf pipe to future proof as technology changes. Those who did not, will be left with big bills for custom installers.
My Fugitsu Plasma TV doesn't have HDMI. I have component, VGA, and a DVI port that is not HDCP compliant. I may have to go with something like the HD Fury. Thanks Hollywood for making my super expensive TV that looks great obsolete, or focing me into an unsupported solution just to watch my content that I legally purchased.
next they're going to disable my optical/digital coax... yeah you don't have an expensive enough receiver, you get to use these super sweet L/R audio connections. Hope you didn't like your surround sound.
My Budget Setup
Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR506, Subwoofer: Dayton SUB-120, Mains: Infinity Beta 20, Center: Infinity Beta C250, Surround: TSC P5-PR
Sony DVP-NS75H DVD player, Xbox 360, Directv, XBMC on Linux and Xbox Original, URC RF20, all Monoprice cables
I've hated HDMI cables almost since day one. They're a complete pain in the ***. Good luck trying to make a change to your system or move a component around in your rack without having the damn cable come unconnected. Why couldn't they have at least come up with some kind of lock?!?!?
Now I've got tons of issues with my UMC-1 that I'm sure most of which are not Emotiva's fault. They had to design the unit to comply with HDCP and it's causing all sorts of headaches. Does someone want to try to explain why my amp wouldn't trigger on when I had my TV hooked up with both HDMI and Component video cables from my cable box, but triggered just fine when I only had HDMI connected?!?!?
HDMI and HDCP are utter bullshit.
Samsung 64" 3D Plasma
Samsung BD-P1600 BD player
Boston VR2 fronts
Boston VR12 center
Boston VRX side surrounds
Boston CR9 rear surrounds
Rythmik Servo-12" Sealed, built by Guy Audio, Me
DIY sub with 15" CSS sub and dual 18" PR's
Elemental Designs eQ2
Do these rules apply only to blu-ray players? Or does it include display devices?
Blu-Ray Player : DMP-BD65
CD Player : Sony CDP-C225
Receiver : Harman Kardon AVR 235
Remote Control : Logitech Harmony 650
Speakers: Boston Acoustics CS 260 II Towers, CS 225C II center
Subwoofer : Paradigm PDR-10
TV : Panasonic TC-54PS14