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I've spent the past two days searching for an answer to the following puzzle, but have not seen a clear statement anywhere yet that I can understand.
Situation: I am buying an HDCP-compliant upconverting DVD player with both component and HDMI ports. I'm also buying an HDCP-compliant HDTV with both component and HDMI ports. In my DVD movie collection I have about 2 dozen non-copy-protected DVD movies (copied from my originals of the kid's movies, e.g. Shrek, Nemo, etc.).
Now for the puzzle: In order for my DVD player to correctly upconvert these unprotected DVDs to say 720p or 1080i, can I simply use an HDMI-to-HDMI connection or must I use the component cables? I don't want to purchase two types of expensive cables if just one type will do the job for me.
Perhaps the issue is best stated as:
Copy protected DVDs = use HDMI for upconverting to 720p, 1080i?
Non-copy protected DVDs = use (fill in the blank) for upconverting to 720p, 1080i?
Clearly I'm confused about how HDCP/HDMI/DVI/component cabling comes into play with upconverting non-protected DVD material.
Thanks for any help with this.
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