Originally Posted by aviguy
I do have DVI but it's not HDCP so I don't get a picture over it. The DVI is on the PDA-5002 card. That's why you don't see it in the manual. So far I was only able to use it with my computer.
Well aviguy, with that, I think we're back to Option 1 and 2, unless anybody else has any brighter ideas. The one good thing about the Oppo 971H is that it doesn't cost a lot relatively and it will get you to everything but 1080p using non HDCP DVI. And while it won't help you much for using your HD player or HD disks, it will at least allow you some HD viewing up to 1080i as long as you have your current display. As far as getting the PS3 player and blu ray to do an HD handshake with a non HDCP display, I just don't know of a viable option short of getting a TV or PJ with HDMI [and hence HDCP] or HDCP compliant DVI. I did find the link below on the UKs AV Forum but I don't think it will be of much help to you.http://www.jvbdigital.com/jvb.asp?cu...itle&title=241
I also looked at outboard scalers like the Iscan HD or HD+, but even there, the literature suggests that both scalers would accept a non HDCP signal and do wonders with it but could not handshake with an HDCP player and especially not the new Blu Ray or HD DVD players.
A secrets article from 2004 has this to say:
Unfortunately, consumers with analog displays are completely in the lurch, as many new video processors support DVI, but cannot display that content to the component video output. The DVDO HD+ video processor is a perfect example. Technically you could connect a DVI cable from a DVI output on a satellite box to the DVDO processor, scale, massage, and output it via component video in HD. But (and it's a big but) DVDO is required to shut off the component outputs when an HDCP encoded signal is present. It's frustrating, because HDCP licensing has tied the hands of premiere manufactures like DVDO.
Gooki listed something about an HDCP removal dongle. Perhaps we can get him to chime back in with a recommendation?