CEA endorses encryption standard.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Thomas Jenkins, May 20, 2001.

  1. Thomas Jenkins

    Thomas Jenkins Auditioning

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    This is probably old news here, but I haven't seen mention of it.
    http://www.tvinsite.com/broadcasting...y=breakingNews
    The announcement of the CE manufacturer's reversal on this wasn't accompanied by any word of how they will deal with all the devices currently on the market that can't decrypt DTCP, or when the system will be incorporated into sets.
    Does anybody have any more insight as to how this is going to be handled? Other than the usual method I mean...poorly?
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  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Of the two digital video interfaces suggested: IEEE or DVI, they should have gone with DVI. It has more bandwidth. So they're handling poorly IMHO already.
    Hollywood wanted DVI badly, so the CEA will probably have to appease them in some way. So again, they'll probably start wanting to turn off the analog HD outputs fairly quickly.
    That would mean all new TVs and set top boxes for everyone wanting a true HDTV signal (not downconverted). Hollywood would like nothing better than to see HDTV run into the ground.
    Dan
     

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