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Old 02-14-2002, 08:03 PM - Thread Starter
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HELP!

I'm about to buy the new Pioneer Elite HD and just read an artical that indicated that new set-top boxes will only send a digital signal.

The story went on to say that the cable/sat providers will be forced to disable the analog (component) outputs.

Feedback?

Is this b/s?
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The fact is that no one knows just how this will turn out.

On one hand, you have the opinion that in the near future many premium programing sources (cable, DBS) will only have digital copy protected output. The idea is to protect the content owners from illegal bootleg activity.

On the other, you have the opinion that the public will not stand for restriction of their existing fair use rights, and will not buy equipment that makes obsolete the 2 million plus HDTV's owned by North American consumers.

For a different opinion than your article, get a copy of Stereophile Guide To Home Theater, March/April 2002 issue and read the Defining Visions column by Joel Brinkley.

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Ken;

Thanks for your comments - I guess no one has a crystal ball on this...

It still seems risky, plus waiting will make Plasma and LCD cost competitive to RPTV - so...once again, I guess I'll sit and wait..
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