No - everyone wnats HD now, but capturing video using HDMI is kinda not allowed.
I've noticed that. Is it illegal? or too expensive to make? I'm assuming HDMI input wouldn't be that expensive to make and i don't think they could make it illegal. I understand not being able to copy from CEC devices but if a company could make it we could easily "hack" it to allow some CEC devices to work with it.
All 1080p content is transmitted in HDCP, a copy protection scheme. It is illegal to bypass this and it is part of the HDMI standard. No company is bothering with mass producing HDMI capture because you'd only be able to capture HDCP free content, such as from your camcorder.
Plus easier ways exist to copy. Since it is in 1080p and digital already, you're better off copying the source as-is and not degrading the source by re-encoding it on-the-fly.