1080p over component

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 10:39:47 MDT 2010

On 08/16/2010 10:22 AM, Von Fugal wrote:
> My understanding was that hd over compenent was still digital and not
> analog. I have my computer set up to output 720p over compenent and it
> looks absolutely amazing. Makes me want to put windows on it to play some
> classic RTS games (like TA). :) My TV is only 720p so I can't test 1080p,
> but my guess is it would work just fine, besides the blue ray problems
> mentioned. It seems really odd that blueray does that, since HDMI != HDCP
> and HDCP is pretty much dead. It's hard to even find a TV that does HDCP
> anymore, not that anyone would ever want to. There was a HUGE backlash
> from consumers over that fiasco. So basically, you have blueray
> downgrading when it's not HDMI, but HDMI isn't copy protected anyway, so
> I suppose you could buy an HDMI switch that also outputs compenent.
> blueray -HDMI-> switch -compenent-> TV. A little round about and annoying,
> but puts sony and their CRAP in their place.

I have yet to find any evidence that any late-model HDTV that supports
HDMI is *not* HDCP compliant.  From what little I've read on the
subject, HDCP is essentially pervasive, unfortunately.  If you can point
me at some better information I will also be pretty happy.

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