Originally Posted by Super XP
But stupid at the same time. Good for the studios and bad for people that buy the movie. I am sure there is a by-pass for this unnecessary inconvenience.
Originally Posted by HMenke
It doesn't make sense to "protect" the 480i content on SD DVD from being upconverted and copied over component...when the same content on 1080p HD-DVD (or Blu-ray) could be copied from component in actual hi-def.
Be that as it may, these are the restrictions on which the content providers have decided. You're preaching to the choir, folks, so don't shoot the messengers....
Besides, it's my understanding that 1080p from component cannot
be copied unless (1) DMR has somehow been hacked (most of us are not technically astute enough to do that), or (2) the 1080p source in question is not copy protected to begin with. And even if it could be copied, 1080p over component is not identical to 1080p over HDMI/DVI, the latter of which is 100% pure digital. It's the signal in pure digital form that studios are most concerned with.