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Old 28 December 2006, 13:36   #1
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New HD/Blueray standard cracked

At last they have announced the new proper standard for HD DVD - the Motion Picture Industry have delayed and delayed setting a standard which means many of the so called HD ready TVs won't work with the new standard. All the hardware makers have been losing a fortune waiting for them to make up their minds.

The standard is now out - and 8 days later someone has cracked it and placed the source on the net - good for them!!!
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Old 28 December 2006, 13:51   #2
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At last they have announced the new proper standard for HD DVD - the Motion Picture Industry have delayed and delayed setting a standard which means many of the so called HD ready TVs won't work with the new standard. All the hardware makers have been losing a fortune waiting for them to make up their minds.

The standard is now out - and 8 days later someone has cracked it and placed the source on the net - good for them!!!
I think you'll find that most if not all HD TV's will work with either Bluray or HDVD which are the two competing HD DVD standards. (Remember Betamax vs VHS?!). Sony hoped to get a leg up on the competition by subsiding the price of PS3's which effectively are a Bluray/HDD (I forget which) player. The shipment and quality issues with the first PS3's might make this an expensive gamble.
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I think you'll find that most if not all HD TV's will work with either Bluray or HDVD which are the two competing HD DVD standards. (Remember Betamax vs VHS?!). Sony hoped to get a leg up on the competition by subsiding the price of PS3's which effectively are a Bluray/HDD (I forget which) player. The shipment and quality issues with the first PS3's might make this an expensive gamble.
It's not as simple as which standard to adopt - it's down the encryption methods used which has to work along with the hardware in the TV. You don't just connect analogue video signals any more.

"Some new DVD players, TV sets (including HDTV sets) and video projectors have DVI/HDCP connectors; these are physically the same as DVI connectors but transmit an encrypted signal using the HDCP protocol for copyright protection. Computers with DVI video connectors can use many DVI-equipped HDTV sets as a display; however, due to Digital Restrictions Management, it is not clear whether such systems will eventually be able to play protected content, as the link is not encrypted"
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A bit more here

http://www.supinfo-projects.com/en/2006/hdcp%5Fen/3/

Since the announcement of the setting of this content protection protocol, some have criticized the ascendant compatibility issues with the screens already present on the market since several years.

Indeed, among the HD compatible screens, very few are still yet equipped with digital inputs and for those that have a DVI input, most of them do not support HDCP.

The consumers equipped so will then likely have to see the protected medias in a standard definition, if not being displayed a blank screen !

Even worse, numerous manufacturers still continue to produce non HDCP-compliant high definition TV sets without educating theirs consumers on the risk they run.

The same problem occurs for PCs for which very few graphic cards and screens support that protocol at present.
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