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RIP Analog: Dec. 31 2013

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ken_F


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Posted February 17 2006 - 02:34 AM

Interim AACS agreement for Blu-ray and HD-DVD

1.7 Analog Sunset. Note to Adopter: The applicable Final Agreements shall provide as
follows with respect to all Decrypted AACS Content, (subject to potential further
clarification of the meaning of "sold" in consignment distribution scenarios).

1.7.1 2010 Sunset. Existing Models (as defined in Section 1.7.2) may be
manufactured and sold by Adopter up until December 31, 2011. For any
Licensed Player (other than Existing Models) manufactured after
December 31, 2010, analog outputs for Decrypted AACS Content shall be
limited to SD Interlace Modes Only (i.e., Composite, S-Video, 480i
. 576i component will be addressed in the applicable Final
Agreements. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Adopter may continue to
manufacture and sell an Existing Model in which the implementation of
AACS Technology is a Robust Inactive Product after December 31, 2010
provided that when such Robust Inactive Product is activated through a
Periodic Update, such Periodic Update results in a Licensed Product that
limits analog outputs to SD Interlace Modes Only.

1.7.2 "Existing Model" means: (i) a product, including without limitation a
device, into which a Licensed Player is integrated, all aspects of which are
exactly the same in all respects (including branding and consumer model
number indication assigned to such integrated device), as any product
manufactured and sold prior to December 31, 2010; or (ii) a software
Licensed Player, all aspects of which are exactly the same in all respects
(including branding and version number) as any software Licensed Player
manufactured prior to December 31, 2010; provided, that changes to a
product made solely (w) to comply with the Compliance Rules, (x) to
implement changes solely of Device Key Sets, (y) to implement security
patches (z) to implement bug fixes of failures of a product to operate in
accordance with such products' pre-existing product specification, shall
be permitted.

1.7.3 2013 Sunset. No Licensed Player that passes Decrypted AACS Content to
analog outputs may be manufactured or sold by Adopter after December
31, 2013