HD-DVD compatability question

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  1. david*mt

    david*mt Second Unit

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    I keep hearing that HD-DVD will probably require a DVI or firewire input. But my question is this, why wouldn't a component connection work as well? You would think that manufactures would want HD-DVD to be marketable to the most people and most of the HDTV's that are sold now only have a component input. And component cables can send an HD signal so why wouldn't HD-DVD players be compatible with component connections as well as the digital ones? Current dvd players have other output such as S-video and composite.
     
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    They can copy protect with DVI.

    Really, is there any other concern Hollywood has?
     
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    Tyler DJW Stunt Coordinator

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    My understanding has been that there is pressure from studios not to allow access to the analog HighDef signal for fear that they will be recorded, even though there isn't a way for consumers to do this right now. Both DVI and FireWire are digital connections, and will be more difficult to copy because copy protection can be incorporated.

    I think it's all B.S., people will find a way to copy it if they really want to, and it's the honest consumers who pay the price. Does anyone else find it odd that the approach to protecting HiDef video (digital transmission only) is the exact opposite of the HiRez audio argument (analog only). Honestly, these people should talk.
     

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