Hey all, I have been reading this forum lately, and have found sporadic threads that wind their way to the topic of signal encryption (DVI and IEEE). This post is meant to centralize the discussion a little bit. And for me, to try and get some of my questions answered directly. As far as background for me, I am the proud new daddy of a Toshiba 50H81, but getting worried about this whole encryption issue. So, here are my discussion topics: 1) What is the difference between DVI and IEEE, and does everybody really think it will become ubiquitous among future HDTVs? If so, what is the timetable for this switch? 2) What does DVI / IEEE mean to the people who currently own a TV that can not support these formats? (or more appropriately...have I wasted my money?) 3) Related to (2) - what sort of hardware will allow us to view encrypted signals? Also, why are HDTV-ready systems especially vulnerable. It seems that we should be able to convert the DVI or IEEE signal with a set-top converter box and not have to down-convert. 4) Will ALL high-definition signals be part of this format or just a few? Somebody in another post mentioned that only pay-per-view and/or the movie channels will be encrypted. I know I have posted questions but no answers. I am calling upon the very courteous and knowledgeable members of this forum to submit their input so we can all consolidate this issue on one thread. Thanks Jason H.