We need a DVI answer from IO Data
I remember when I purchased my HD tv the rumor of the day was HDCP. So I, as others bought one that would work with this.
So from TUFU's posts (thank you very much TUFU) and if I do not miss read his findings.
"It also had a video toggle button like V880.
It supported :
composite and S
D4 480I, D4 480P, D4 720P,D4 1080I( D4 means component)
DVI 480P,720P,1080I,640X480,800X600,1024X768,and 842x480 for plasma
"Yes,with the player's DVD-ROM,you can only get component output. The DVI output can only be achived via networked hard disc either in your PC or portable USB2.0 hard disc. In the FAQ of AVLP2 in I-O DATA webpage,they say because it's not HDCP compliant ,so the DVD-VIDEO(or the dvd-rom in the player) can not output from DVI. Anyway, when you rip the dvd to hard disc, you still can get DVI output."
But Sigma's web site states http://www.sigmadesigns.com/products...series_faq.htm
"What types of Progressive outputs are supported?
For highest picture quality, the EM8620L Series supports 480p, 576p, 720p, 768p, 1024p and 1080p (up to 60Hz refresh rates). It is limited to 480p or 576p for CSS-protected DVDs, unless DVI/HDCP or HDMI/HDCP is used, or the digital video outputs drive a LCD/DLP/PDP/LCOS display or another chip."
And then for the scalling
"Can it scale to HDTV resolution?
Our fourth-generation advanced programmable scaling engine is capable of high-quality scaling of content up to 1920x1080p @ 60Hz. 1:1 pixel mapping to a specific display is now possible, ensuring the highest video quality. However, the resolution is limited to 720x480i, 720x480p, 720x576i or 720x576p for CSS-protected DVDs, unless DVI/HDCP or HDMI/HDCP is used, or the digital video outputs drive a LCD/DLP/PDP/LCOS display or another chip."
Am I missing something.
I have a DVI/HDCP compliant TV, this chip-set in the IO-data player seems to be DVI/HDCP complaint. It seems to be able to scale to very high resolutions if these two devices are connected. What am I not understanding.