[OT] Stupid, evil DRM

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Thu Feb 19 14:22:31 MST 2009


Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> writes:
> I'm reasonably sure HDCP is the reason I can't just plug HDMI into my
> receiver and have it play the audio.  It couldn't then pass it along.
> Same for the TV.  My PS3 can put a nice 7.1 audio signal out on its
> HDMI, but my TV only gives me stereo out.  So I have several devices
> with HDMI, and every single one has audio cables right beside it.
> It's retarded.  False advertising, IMO.

No, HDCP is not the problem, it's the fact that you bought a receiver
that has a dumb HDMI switch in it instead of one that can read audio
from its HDMI inputs.  Read the feature list more carefully next time!

                --Levi



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