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On a related note - sorry if this has already been covered, but I couldn't find a reference to it.
A potential problem with the audio out of the VP30 would seem to arise from the fact that if the HDMI signal into the Vp30 is HDCP encoded, only the HDMI audio out is available for audio out - the coax and opt outputs are disabled.
I've scan read all 52 pages of the HDMI/HDCP license agreement. See section 3.3 of exhibit 3 "Compliance Rules", page 33. Sorry, but can't post URL here as I've not made sufficient posts to be allowed to do that.
I think DVDO can get around the HDCP audio out issue to some extent by redefining the VP 30's category.
Another option would be to just simply add a DIVI output connector such as found on the HD+, if Intel won't play ball. The HD+ can process HDCP signals through its DIVI connector and provide decoded digital audio through its optical and coax outputs.
I think DVDO has no choice but to come up with a satisfactory solution to this problem as most HT systems do not use the audio out connections of the display ( if indeed it has any, and then a full DTS output at that) to feed back into external receiver/amps.
I think too that Intel may well have to reconsider their limitations on only allowing a PCM 48KHz sampling audio signal to be "siphoned off" from an encoded HDCP signal stream, as this would seem to preclude outputting full DTS signals and the like. Just listening to a stereo or severely compressed 16 bit version of a fantastic 5.1 DVD just wouldn't do!!
Does anyone have a definitive answer on this issue?
P.S. Yes, yes, I know that the audio coming from the source need not go thru the VP30, but that to my mind defeats the whole purpose of having a beaut A/V hub where you can adjust the audio for lip-sync. I don't want to go backwards from my HD+!!!!