Originally posted by Someonelse
hmm i see, well thanks for the links and let me ask you smth then cause am not a pro in these things, to view HD content i dont need to have HDCP compliant devices? Isnt it all protected? or it only works for discs and TV is free from it?
As far as I know, either the TV signal is not protected or the HDTV tuner card decodes it. I'm pretty sure its that TV is not "protected" though. lol, I like how they call it "protected," when really, the only thing they are protecting is their wallets.
If TV is "protected" then the card probably is HDCP compliant and decodes it. It doesn't have HDMI inputs, lol they'll never let that happen. So I guess if you have a Blu-Ray machine and an HD-DVD player in your computer, you can watch all "HD" content, protected or not, on your computer. EDIT: NOT SATELLITE "HD" CONTENT!
And you can output it to a TV using DVI (and record it using DVI as DVI is un-encrypted
, but I bet soon monitors will have to use HDMI and video cards will output HDMI
They think they're going to keep this stuff locked down and boost profits, but they are forgetting one thing: "If I can see it and hear it, I can record it."
That combined with the fact that every form of encrypted/protected content has been cracked. I think DVD's Content Scrambling System (CSS) was cracked in a matter of weeks. HDMI is only a matter of time.