Originally Posted by mysticc
What is the big deal here? - Your words imply ordering to be a problem "manage" .. "somehow"
I ordered it at my german local dealer and he will send it to me, as with every other stuff.
I'd like to remind you that we are discussing here the press release at the HDI site. And it seems that this very info on the 8643 chip is mostly meant for resellers, not for end-users.
So maybe for us this discussion is more theoretical than practical. If you got your unit from your reseller, it's not your problem...
But frankly, I still don't understand a couple of things here:
1. many people use high quality video processors for SD-to-HD upscaling and they definitely preffer to make scaling not by Sigma but by their expensive staff instead. If they use an analog way, how do they get a non-upscaled SD signal for any protected material (DVD/Blu-ray)?
2. Also, I perfectly know that there is some trick on copy-protection for analog video. I personally have two devices (one HD STB for satellite and another one for old DVHS staff) where copy-protected (of course, with Macrovision) video can be output only in SD, but HD doesn't work (no problem with HDMI in all resolution at the same time).
So obviously there is some regulation also on HD output for a protected data via analog w/o protection.
My question: even if C-200 can remove Macrovision and put analog video in HD resolutions through the component output, doesn't it break any laws/licenses?
If so, even if they do it in the first f/w version, will they be forced to remove this possibility by authorities in the next f/w versions?
For example I use component connection to my projector, not HDMI (have problems with HDMI matrix all the time, tired to change it). So if buying C-200 and connecting this way, shouldn't I care that the future versions of f/w in this player will not allow me to watch any original DVDs and Blu-rays at all?
(indeed, how can you be sure?)
And concerning the dealers, obviously the "off-line" ones are much more exposed for checking by any kind of authorities. It's much easier to catch them if they do something wrong. For "online" (i.e. Internet shops) ones it's usually very hard to find them and check.
Why do you think it's almost impossible to find any streamers like PCH in any "real" shops, but one can buy such things only via Internet?
I checked it in Germany in MediaMarkt, for example (they sell _only_ WD, no other streamers at all). They told it's because of the license problems...