Originally Posted by TheFreeman
Ok will do, btw, what do you mean by "it's all non sense" ?
Grrr, ok i'll do that once for all, i really think it's a waste of time but here you go:
Your question is good, really good indeed because it points straight to the non sense of this CP.
There is a wrong belief around, and people in DMCA countries think that "adding a hdmi RX design in your setup is illegal".
The hdmi RX is the receiver chip that decipher the incoming protected stream from a source's hdmi TX ic.
When you own anything with either a HDMI TX or HDMI RX (that means all your HDMI sources and all your HDMI sink devices)
You have paid royalties on each IC to the DCP folks and it means that the manufacturer/seller of the hardware is paying his annual fee + more royalties to the same people.
There is nothing wrong in doing that and nothing illegal under any laws from any place in the world so far. Thus manufacturer of such device might have some contract issue.
Many claim that there is "many legal cases" , and when you ask them to point 1, there is no answer, because there isn't any.
What you have is lawyers agencies with 0 technical knowledge on the subject sending letters for cease&desist.
The only legal case known today is ANTARES PRO, AVA DIRECT vs WARNER,but it's pending, so until this is ruled out, there is nothing "illegal" about this in DMCA countries or elsewhere.
Now if someone have one court case on the subject, it's welcome. We know that there could be some real legal cases because of some hardware available that are using the masterkey published a couple of years ago but that's another story.
Now you might want to know why:
First of all, there is that non sense we talked about, you are wondering about why it would be so called "illegal" to record gameplay on a ps3 game while you can so called "legally" record gameplay of the same game on PS4. (or X360!)
You can also wonder why you can unlock some hardware from the very same big companies behind this CP with a remote sequence. If it was something so called "illegal" why would it be "legal" for them ?
You can add a LOT to this non sense list, like mobile, slysoft, inter-operability, and so on...
The truth is that it's an INEFFECTIVE CP cracked 13 years ago (and it's not ineffective because cracked , see below)
The hilarious truth is that mostly all big companies actually bought/own/use and need
such design based on HDMI Rx ICs.
DMCA states that the owner of the copyrighted content have to grant authorization to bypass a CP. Now when you play a game, who is copyright owner ? You or the game studio right ? ... but not the hardware manufacturer.
Let's say you are using your computer to produce a commercial movie clip or a private movie clip, you are the copyright owner of the content displayed on your monitor.
Now let's say that you later want to watch this clip on your analog display or your monitor that is not 4letters compliant (hey buy a HDfury!)
Ok, who is the copyright owner ? yes, it's clearly you
! so you can decide to grant authorization to bypass a CP in order to watch your own content. or copyleft content, etc...
The 4letters CP that annoy everyone more than anything else is INEFFECTIVE, the reason why it's ineffective, it's because it's always ON.
Since its always ON, you have no other choice than grant authorization to bypass it in order to access content that belongs to you or copyleft, etc..
Such device mentioned (with HDMI rx) can somewhat become USELESS if the industry release more hardware like PS4 or X1 that will protect BR and dvd but not gameplay, now we have to see if a private BR or DVD will play unencrypted or not.
Until the world is fulfilled with such hardware, such device with HDMI rx will be needed for LEGAL reason in DMCA countries.
Hope it's enough. I'm not expert, but others have same point of view:
"The real issue comes from looking into HDCP’s protection power in terms of the Fair Use statutes. Coming to a court near you will be a battle to see if Hollywood is even entitled to implement such a protection scheme" - Scott Settler, 2005 !!
This being said, back to the topic, that Wizarm box have a very unique and completely different approach that set it apart.
The mobile industry have put a lot of effort in dozen MB pixel camera and smooth software handling for large bandwidth camera feed with zoom, rotate and others adjustment.
Using the wizarm PVR to record HDMI exactly in the same way as you record with your smartphone's camera is just amazing!
Given the facts that it should work with mostly all camera apps, you will have no problem to find software for scheduling, adding effects, etc..the android ecosystem is full of software for camera.
Huge potentialEdited by 3Dfury - 10/18/13 at 8:36pm