Originally Posted by Aleron Ives
Not exactly. To me, it looked like you were saying the DHG's older HDMI revision was the culprit, because old HDMI revisions were somehow less refined. I'm saying it's probably not the DHG's fault and that new TVs probably just don't correctly support old HDMI revisions, because they have lower security. In other words, new CE gear might be deliberately designed to malfunction with older HDMI gear to try to force you to buy something newer with the latest HDCP standard.
I see. I think I'll have to dig my heels in on this one.
First, our TV in Florida is from 2006 (rear projection) and the first we owned with HDMI input. The DHG handshake problem was far worse on that one then on our 2009 and 2011 flat-screen models in Minnesota.
I don't subscribe to the notion that the CE equipment manufacturers try to "force" their customers to do anything. Obviously when improvements are engineered or new features are added to new models there can be some compatibility issues with older equipment. If 4K Ultra catches on and you buy a 4K television, you might want a 4K compatible Blu-Ray as well. But "force" is not a word I would use.
I know some folks still watch 26" 4:3 CRT model televisions and are perfectly happy with their subsidized converter boxes. They made their choice and I made mine. In the case of the DHG, I chose the component video/digital optical option because that worked best for me. If Sony wanted to steer me away from this, I don't think they'd have included component video input on the new televisions.
Sorry, I just don't buy into these corporate conspiracy theories. I've owned 2 businesses myself and the first rule is to keep your customers happy, not cause them additional expense through coercion.Edited by mac24 - 8/2/13 at 4:17pm