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So if all component video is being discontinued beginning with the 2011 production run, is everything going to be HDMI connected? Is audio going to be included?
 

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OK, either I posted this in the wrong area or no one knows. Is this stuff going away completely?
 

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For Blu-ray players built after December-2010 will no longer have analog audio or video outputs..


Just my $0.01..
 

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An article linked from a reputable source is welcome.


You are saying this affects...what? Receivers only? Pre pros? All AV gear?


I could name numerous good reasons to NOT dump component video support in receivers, optical players, game consoles, cable boxes, etc. But I am not a decision maker. I can say that many people would NOT be pleased to be stuck with only HDMI, for situations where it does not work well.
 

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Originally Posted by M Code /forum/post/18208291


For Blu-ray players built after December-2010 will no longer have analog audio or video outputs..


Just my $0.01..

Is this to save money, or for some sort of misguided rights management?
 

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So if all component video is being discontinued beginning with the 2011 production run...

Maybe. That's the rumor. We'll see.

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is everything going to be HDMI connected?

Only if they put HDMI ports on everything.

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Is audio going to be included?

HDMI 1.1 or higher supports audio, so pretty much.
 

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Is this to save money, or for some sort of misguided rights management?

It's misguided rights management. Apparently, somebody in Hollywood who never left the 1980s thinks pirates still copy movies by playing them back and "recording" them to another device in real-time. Hilarious, huh?
 

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Ok, so if I follow this, this belongs in the Blu-ray forum, not the amp/receiver forum?


Admittedly, component video will become less common on receivers, but there's still a purpose for it.
 

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OK, either I posted this in the wrong area or no one knows. Is this stuff going away completely?

Its not going away, there is 100s of millions of dollars in installed home systems around the world that are built on component video!!
 

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According to this article, it's not that component video outputs are going away, rather it's that component video HD output "resolution" is going away.

Yes, they may finally turn on that token constraint stuff. forcing HD only through HDMI.


No big deal, there will always be devices to convert HDMI to component video. Just like there is always software to rip movies.
 

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The joke here is that AVRs, etc still have composite video on them so who knows if in 2011 they will remove the component video.


I do not buy it myself.
 

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An article linked from a reputable source is welcome.


You are saying this affects...what? Receivers only? Pre pros? All AV gear?


I could name numerous good reasons to NOT dump component video support in receivers, optical players, game consoles, cable boxes, etc. But I am not a decision maker. I can say that many people would NOT be pleased to be stuck with only HDMI, for situations where it does not work well.

I agree, its a foolish decision by any company to do this. They will limit sales. Its a $5 option on an AVR to have component, its the same reason they have left composite video on there. Someone out there needs it still and that is one less sale if they choose to be stupid.
 

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I forsee a surge in sales for HDFury.

Its a good product



I keep wanting to know if the UMC-1 does the HDMI to component thing.
 

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Its a good product

I never bought one myself, as I jumped into DVI displays early on. I may snag one, though... just in case. It may come in handy some day, and I am a certified pack-rat.
 

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lol, you and me both, you should see the stuff I have in boxes




I have two of them because I have a full house component video distribution system and I sometimes need to convert from HDMI to component video.


I also have Component video to HDMI converts so even if AVRs have no component video connections in 2011 which I do not believe for a second. I will still be able to route video through them.
 

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lol, you and me both, you should see the stuff I have in boxes

Is that a challenge? Can you beat a box of spare circuit boards, mechanisms and even an extra laser assembly for a CLD-79 laser disc player, which I hope to keep operating for at least another couple of decades?



You know... I think I will order a couple of Furys. One for my own peace of mind and any future sticking-it-to-the-man opportunities, along with one for my father-in-law. He rather foolishly ran only component video in-ceiling to his projector (many years ago) and now has no way to add HDMI without ripping holes in a wall and the ceiling. He even stapled the cables all along the way, so he can't use them to pull anything else through!



That should be a nice Father's Day gift.
 
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