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First AACS Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Key Revoked

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ThePitt    199
An update posted for Intervideo WinDVD 8 confirms that it's AACS key has been possibly revoked. WinDVD 8 is the software which had it's device key compromised, allowing unfettered access to Blu-Ray and HD-DVD content, resulting in HD movies being made available via many torrent sites online. This is possibly the first known key revocation which has taken place, and little is known of the actual process used for key revocation. According to the release, 'Please be aware that failure to apply the update will result in AACS-protected HD DVD and BD playback being disabled,' which pretty much confirms that the key revocation has already taken place for all newly released Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs

http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/Press.jsp?mode=04-06-2007

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PL_    19

:pinch:

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The_Decryptor    1,105

And they are found again in 10, 9, 8...

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FlibbyFlobby    0

All these copy protection techniques will be cracked over and over again. Anything that can be done in software can be undone in software.

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Andrew Lyle    335

all we need now is, faster lines :)

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Deihmos    140
all we need now is, faster lines :)

Basically every HDDVD is online so people can download them for free. I hope this update puts an end to this.

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AdverseDeviant    3
<br />Basically every HDDVD is online so people can download them for free. I hope this update puts an end to this.<br />
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uh no. how bout all the people who dont have hdcp compatible equipment? not everyone can go out and buy a new hdtv for the sake of piracy. i hope it gets broken soon.

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Deihmos    140
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uh no. how bout all the people who dont have hdcp compatible equipment? not everyone can go out and buy a new hdtv for the sake of piracy. i hope it gets broken soon.

You do not need an HDCP compliant HDTV to view an HD DVD if you are not using HDMI. If you are using HDMI then the TV will be HDCP compliant Your argumnt has no merrit.

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Xsabin    0

Deihmos, it is up to the studios on how playback will be effected if you do not have a HDCP complaint cabling. The studios reduce quality or even make the disc unplayable in some cases, so the agrument does have merit. Why should i have to buy a new 30 inch monitor to playback a hd dvd or buy a new video card just so i have the copy protection for playback. I own over 300 dvds thats around 4,000-6,000... I think i am a good customer, should i have to put up with this crap just to enjoy a movie in HD?

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection and is an Intel-initiated program that was developed with Silicon Image. This content protection system is mandatory for high-definition playback of HD-DVD or Blu-Ray discs. If you want to watch movies at 1980x1080, your system will need to support HDCP. If you don?t have HDCP support, you?ll only get a quarter of the resolution. A 75% loss in pixel density is a pretty big deal ? Wouldn?t you be angry if your car was advertised as doing 16 mpg, and you only got 4 mpg? Or if you bought a 2 GHz CPU and found out that it only ran at 500 MHz?

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_nvidia_hdcp_support/

So i guess it doesn't have merit if you want to watch a poor quality movie.

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Jason S.    1,259
You do not need an HDCP compliant HDTV to view an HD DVD if you are not using HDMI. If you are using HDMI then the TV will be HDCP compliant Your argumnt has no merrit.

I watch HD-DVDs from my computer to my HDTV and im using a VGA cable.

Basically every HDDVD is online so people can download them for free. I hope this update puts an end to this.

thats not true at all.

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