Your TV does not support HDCP please use component


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Snipe

Well screw this cable then. I guess my DVI input will never be used on this TV.

I am going to return it and get a THX component and never even think about using the DVI input again lol :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

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bangbang023

Component will be fine man, don't sweat it. If you get some time, sit down and realize how this all comes back to companies wanting to control how you watch TV and such. Makes it even more assinine.

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Snipe

Yea, it really does come back to that!!! DAMN THEM!

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stokestack

Your problem is not likely to be solved by component cables. The problem is the concerted efforts made by content providers to rip off the consumer.

In this case, you can't use the media you paid for because your connections have been deliberately crippled. Component outputs aren't going to help because they are undoubtedly downrezed to SD resolution, because heaven forbid you RECORD A BROADCAST as you are given the right to do by federal law passed in the '70s.

You, as we all, are a victim of monumental stupidity on the part of Hollywood, the RIAA, and Congress. In the '80s, these same fools deprived the consumer of excellent quality (DAT) when they bought and sold the idea that "perfect digital copies" would create piracy. Guess what, that's been proven again and again to be a lie. Most "piracy" was done on double-cassette boom boxes in dorm rooms. Then it was done on VHS tape. And now, what form has it taken? MP3, which as we all know is NOT a perfect digital copy; it's a degraded, non-archival "convenient" format.

Yet Congress and electronic manufacturers are still bending over for the same lie: Oh, we can't possibly let the user have access to the full quality he paid for because that'll create piracy. So now all those receivers we've been buying for the last 8 years with component-video switching are WORTHLESS because component video was going to cause piracy. It's unbelievable. If anything, analog component is the most unwieldy roundabout route to piracy you could take. What are you going to record that on, a $30,000 DVCPro HD deck? So you can then RECOMPRESS it and distribute it somehow?

The people in our government making these decisions have been disgracefully duped or paid off by the lazy, anti-consumer entities that produce media. The result is one consumer rip-off after another, because no one with any authority is looking out for us. The one bright spot was the recent defeat of the "no copy" broadcast flag, but what difference does that make when none of the expensive equipment we've invested in is allowed to deliver and record the quality we paid for?

But, in the end, what is the quality we're paying for? The sad fact is that it's garbage to begin with. If you've seen broadcast "HD", you hopefully recognize it for what it is: a fraud. MPEG-2 at a maximum of 19 megabits (and more typically about half that) is a mess. We would be way better off with SD at the same data rate; at least we'd get a cleaner picture.

Today we have better monitors and receivers than ever before, and nothing to play on them. Music is dynamically compressed by the record companies until it is nothing but a fatiguing wall of noise, and video is data-compressed until it's a pastiche of blocky artifacts and football-field grass that's indistinguishable from green paper wads. Yes, that's "digital quality." Ever notice that DirecTV avoids using the term "good" in conjunction with "quality" in their TV ads?

It's all about stupidity and greed. The audio/visual arts peaked in the early '90s for consumers, folks. It's a good thing bookstores have made a strong comeback, 'cause we're gonna need them.

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