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Hi,


I have a backup copy of a HD-DVD in my hard drive; I use my Radeon 9600 (non-HDCP compliant) and send the signal over the DVI output to my Sanyo Z2 (theoretically HDCP compliant, but lots of users claim it's not actually HDCP-compliant or it's compliant with very few players). I user PowerDVD 6.5 since PowerDVD 7.2 just shows green bars.


In my Sanyo Z2 I choose the PC Digital input. I play the file and I can watch it. I think that's normal because the HDCP content s not actully being shown, just the analogue one (that's my guess)


Ok, I set the AV HDPC input in the Z2 and I play the fine just fine as well. But am I watching the true HDCP content???? My card is not HDCP-compliant and the Z2 is reportedly having lots of HDCP issues. What the hell am I watching then???


Since my Z2 is 720p, I play the file using the 1280x720 resolution. The max. resolution of the Z2 is 1080i, not 1080p, so I just can't watch the HD-DVDs at their full resolution. Can that explain what is happening somehow?
 

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thanks, but I just learned what's happening: the back-up HD-DVDs are HDCP-less, so you can play the digital content even if your display and graphics card are not HDCP-compliant.
 

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You can watch HD DVDs without HDCP card or monitor. Make sure the card is at least a 7600 GT or 1900X series with the latest video drivers and use either VGA or component connections.
 

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I'm using an old Radeon 9600 over the DVI output and it works great with the latest 7.1 Catalyst drivers.


Why do you recommend the 1900x series over the VGA/component connections? Are those any better than the DVI output?
 

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Originally Posted by Xylon /forum/post/0


You can watch HD DVDs without HDCP card or monitor. Make sure the card is at least a 7600 GT or 1900X series with the latest video drivers and use either VGA or component connections.

but is it running at 540p in this scenario?
 

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The way I understand it that the whole HDCP thing is within the set top players or the software player if your using a HD-DVD. IF it's a back up on your HD then it's just a buch of data and has no HDCP built into it. Atleast that is how I understand it.

could be wrong I need to do more research.
 
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