Originally Posted by Johnla
Being able to buy them anymore from monoprice, or anyone else in the US or Canada, is very likely not going to happen. Due to legal reasons related to the DMCA, as of Dec 15, US vendors including monoprice, along with any Canadian vendors, were told to stop offering them. About the only way you can get one now if you live in the US or Canada, is by ordering it direct from HDFury.http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewt...462&highlight=
And on Nov 30 2010, from posts in this other related thread.http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewt...ury3&&start=20
"What is the significance of the December 15th 2010 date? I couldn't find anything "on the net" about something going into effect on that date."
"It's a deadline given to US/CA reseller to remove products from their catalog.
You better catch one now if you are in US/CA
Also price may inflate in US/CA after 15dec."
johnla,after reading those links you provided it looks like things may be worse than i thought. It's strange about the Dec.15 cutoff date cuz MP got their new shipment in on,i believe Jan. 5 and were gone by about Jan.11+/- a day.they were gone so fast,and also the page is missing,not just being shown as "out of stock"that makes me wonder if they were told to remove those items for sale. It may very well be that MP will NEVER have them back in stock.
After searching for resellers all over the web,i found that no one has them in stock anymore. I kept seeing the same message everywhere "OUT OF STOCK"and "UNAVAILABLE" then given an option to be notified if and when the reseller will have more in stock. I checked Amazon-nothing. I checked ebay-there are/were two fore sale but i was outbidded on both lolol
and the price went to high for a used unit,not much lower than a new one and there is no guarantee that the power supply,cords,and owners manual would be included.A power supply probably costs $20/$25 dollars and i could end up paying more for the used unit than a new one.
It also seems strange that there is a legal issue with these converters since
1.The manufacturer is a member of HDCP.ORG and 2. the converters are HDCP compliant. Well, i guess membership and compliancy means nothing to Hollywood.
I agree that if these are being removed from the market, then the price of these converters will go thru the roof!!.
If the analog hole is then subsequently closed,then ALL DVDR's in N.America will instantly become doorstops,or conversation pieces,cuz w/o a video format that is usable by a dvdr, ie; s video or composite video,then dvdr's are as dead as a doornail,then people will no longer have to figure out how to tune their favorite cable channel on whatever digital subchannel,cuz it won't matter anymore.There must be a way for the s video/composite video inputs of a dvdr to interface with an HDMI output from a Sat/cable stb. Oh,i forgot,cable users will still have the coaxial out from stb.,unless that is removed too. G.