Originally Posted by lymzy
1080p is only allowed via VGA by AACS. 1080i60 for component.
But for movie, 1080i60 and 1080p60 actually transfer the same 1080p24 information. No difference/loss here.
Also, not many display accept 1080p60 over component.
Actually, I think you can transfer 1080p over component for movies. I am pretty sure it was already posted on here by Microsoft that the standard allows companies to enforce it or not enforce it and according to Microsoft, no studio has yet to enforce this limitation.
Here is the post I was referring to, so does this mean we can do 1080p over component for now?:
Right now there is a big question of HDMI connectivity -- an alternative to component connections it's an all-digital audio/video interface capable of transmitting uncompressed streams -- Microsoft said they have nothing to announce, but are considering the possibility.
We pressed this issue and asked if Microsoft is concerned about the fact that the Image Constraint Toke (ICT) component of HDCP/AACS copy-protection won't work over component video connections, which could make the X360 HD-DVD drive useless sometime in the future if the copy-protection scheme is fully implemented in HD-DVDs.
Microsoft replied via email:
"The image constraint token feature of AACS is an optional flag for the [motion picture] studios and several have publicly stated they have no plans to invoke [the copy-protection flags]. Therefore, the copy protection scheme is fully implemented in both HD DVD and Blu-ray today.
"We [Microsoft Corporation] do not see the absence of HDMI/HDCP as an issue over the lifetime of this generation of [the X360] console. HDMI/HDCP is still a very new interface and until it is supported broadly across the CE and PC industries and by consumers on a wide enough scale to be considered a standard, we don't expect anyone to impede content flow over non-HDMI devices (re: invoke the ICT)."
One Microsoft rep told us that "Let us [Microsoft] worry about that. The consumer shouldn't have to worry about that!"