I have a question and HDCP encryption and CRT rear-projections displays. Here's what I understand about HDCP: HDCP is the encryption scheme used for HD sources. To be HDCP compliant from source to display means that the signal must be maintained in its encrypted digital form all the way from the source to the display and (assuming we want to keep the signal in HD) never, ever be allowed to be converted to analog, this to prevent the analog signal from being pirated. Thus, when a dvd player detects an HDCP-flagged disc, it encrypts the bitstream, passes it through the digital outputs and disables the analog outputs. The display decodes the HDCP encrypted bitstream and, being digital in operation already, maps the signal. All this, I thought, left out analog (CRT) displays. I'm certain you can see my next question coming. How can CRT rear-projection sets have an HDMI input, which is by definition HDCP compliant, since at some point the digital signal must be converted to analog? Cannot a pirate-minded thief simply extract the analog signal? Are CRT RP's allowed to display HDCP encrypted sources in high-def? And if it is ok for CRT to accept HDCP encrypted signals, couldn't CRT front projectors and other non-HDCP compliant displays be modified to do it the same way? I know that to be HDCP compliant, there must be a certain level of "robustness", but this would seem to leave out all analog displays. I must be missing something.