|I also can't believe the price of their new DLP set ($17,500) with no tuner. Are they nuts. Samsung is half the price.
Actually, the 50" samsung DLP is listed for $4500, which is almost 1/4 of that cost. Where did you get $17,500? Mitstibishi will not sell ONE unit at that cost when the exact technology is available for 1/3 to 1/4 of that cost. Last year only a handful of WD65000's were sold for retail at $15,000. They would waste millions of dollars on inventory pile up which would NEVER sell at that amount and end up costing them in the end. Tre stupid.
|DVI will destroy all home recording rights and turn all your digital sources into "pay per play" devices - super DIVX
DVI is not the culprit, Yeringto. DVI is a digital two way interface that has been used for decades as a projector / PC interconnect medium for high bit transfers at high bandwidth. The fact that an HDTV has a DVI input on it means nothing, other than expanding its versitility, (ie with PC connection) just as it would by having an ieee 1394 port.
The culprit is HDCP which is the 'pay per play' encryption medium that is the origin of ill-will, not a DVI jack.
If I were to drop over $4000 on a purely digital HDTV (DLP, LCoS, plasma, etc) you DEFINITELY want a DVI-I input on it to receive digital input from your PC which will handle bandwith up to 360 MHz, which is about double what a VGA / DB15 standard cable will pass. It takes about 350 MHz of bandwidth to pass FULL high def signals of 1920 x 1080 at 60hz which some new stbs will be producing this coming year. (see MIT MDR 500
which has DVI outputs)
What will happen with the other hollywood copywright nonsense is anyone's guess, but is irrevelent to me. Worse case scenario, if films are downresolved or dropped, I would tell HBO-HD to bite me, drop the service, and just rent the HD-DVD to watch high def movies ANYTIME in 720p, instead of when HBO schedules them. The consumer will win this war, I'll guarantee. :D