Originally Posted by kylebisme
Thank you Ferrisg, I've also around on this subject many times but you are the first to acutally sight the relevent part of the agreement.
However, that agreement brings question to why MS upscaling DVDs over VGA but not component as they are both analog connections and hence equality applicable to what you quoted above.
Section 22.214.171.124(2)(c) covers this, with the following
|No provision of this Section 6.2 shall be interpreted
to limit the ability of Integrated Products to be connected,
through analog interfaces, with computer monitor display
devices, for example, using RGB, SVGA, VGA, or similar
proprietary video signals, or the ability of Integrated Products
that are in compliance with this Agreement to display on
such monitor display devices content originally encrypted
This basically says that integrated products (which contains "a DVD Player, DVD Drive, Authenticator, Descrambler, or CSS Decryption Module") can be connected using VGA (or some similar proprietary connection excluding SCART) and display the originally encrypted content.
I originally quoted the clause from 6.2.1 "DVD Players". The "Higher Resolution" clause in 126.96.36.199(2)(b) for "Integrated Products" (which the Xbox 360 would be considered) is very similar, but notes the exception provided in (c) quoted above.