Will current HDTV sets be obsolete?

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  1. KevinCK

    KevinCK Auditioning

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    I'm writing this post from a very basic understanding and
    memory of previous posts so bear with me. I'm wondering about North America here. Specifically Canada.

    There was a lot of talk about how people with HDTV sets right now will be screwed over in the future because the DVI standard is going to change. Something to do with a copy protection system by the broadcasters. This would mean any set bought today will be incompatible with broadcasts in a few years?

    Is this still true? Or have sets with the new DVI hardware
    started coming out yet? Or will a set bought today still be able to work perfectly in the future?

    Kevin
     
  2. Peter Hunt

    Peter Hunt Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Kevin,
    Volume 11, number 6, issue 61 of Widescren Review has an article called "New DVI HDMI Interface: Will Full-Redolution Analog Outputs Co-Exist?" which you might want to check out. I think it's in their current issue. In the end I don't think anyone knows yet.
    "...the concern persists that studio content providers will turn on copy protection that forces HiDef source players to downconvert the analog output to 480i/480p when DVI/HDCO or DVI/HDCP/HDMI is incoportaed in future units. There has not been a direct-to-point statement issued by any studio content provider, assuring that this will not be the case when any form of digital connectivity is implemented"
    This is the big question isn't it. I'm ready to purchase a set myself and upon doing my research have come across this potential problem. I don't know [​IMG]
    Peter
     
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    There is no electronics problem that $100 and a trip to the Koreans in Manhattan cannot solve.
     
  4. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Precisely ... think "black box."

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