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dont you think theyll just make something for existing tvs like a set top box that has a DVI input and connects to the tv through component? like a converter of sorts? (i mean if they can figure out stuff like how to have surround sound out of two channels this shouldnt be all that difficult). because theyll have to. keep this in mind. analog tv WONT be wiped out in 2006 as much as many videophiles would like to believe. this means that for many, they will be getting a set top box for their regular tv instead of buying a hdtv. their gonna make all kinds of set top boxes to accomodate the past televisions so i wouldnt worry.
 

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This won't happen for two reasons:


1. DVI/HDCP inputs are only for display devices. A convertor box isn't a display device.


2. The HDCP license agreement forbids this without downrezzing the analog outputs.
 

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You need to read the many previous topics here on this matter.


It is illegal, under the Digital Millennium Act to do what you describe.


Now, who's to say this won't happen anyway? You know, like video hackers? But again, there are a dozen or more topics discussing this and the possible ramifications. Read the recent topic about DirecTV going after pirates and it's not too far fetched to imagine the MPAA video police doing the same thing to HDCP /5C hackers.


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