HD-DVD only outputs HD over HDMI, downscales YUV to SD resolution

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  1. StooMonster

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    At least accoring to DigitalSpy http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds22406.html article.

    Sounds about right for me, I am sure that BluRay will do the same thing too.

    If your HD display can not accept HDMI signals, the future is not looking so bright ... either new display or one of those naughty boxes :devil:, but either way extra expense.

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    It's what we would have expected from all new high-def content providers, but then Sky surprised everyone by stating that HD would be output via component on its HD service.

    It seems a strange dichotomy to have our UK HD satellite service supporting component while HD-DVD is HDMI only. I wonder how many HD screens in the US support HDCP?
     
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    StooMonster,
    A "naughty box"? I have a Tosh 27WL46 with DVI, but it's not apparently HDCP enabled.....

    I don't suppose you or anyone else knows if there is such a device as a DVI HDCP plug/adaptor etc that would in effect slot into my DVI-D socket and enable me to watch HDCP programmes on my set?

    Just a thought!
     
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    I could not possibley comment.

    But I believe Google or even a search on AVForums.com could help you find 'naughty boxes' that either (a) strip HDCP from HDMI and make it DVI or (b) convert HD HDMI into analogue HD signals. These searches may even reveal that such naughty boxes are available in the UK and don't have to be purchased from Far East (any longer).

    If such things existed, they would be designed to do exactly what you (and a large number of other people) want them to do.

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  5. Rasczak

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    Another report on the same topic can be seen over CD Freaks. Not a major surprise about the HDCP I suppose. Still no mention of any sort of region protection though. I hope the USB connection isn't linked with this... In all honesty this should concern us more than the requirement for an HDMI connector as it has long term implications.

    On a bright note 89 titles for the initial launch sounds fantastic :clap: - I haven't counted them but I'm sure the original list wasn't that extensive :confused:

    It's also good to see that the initial lineup will include all three types of HD DVD-ROM (15GB, 30GB, 45GB) - this should preclude any requirement for early HD players to need 'firmware' updates in order to read new types of ROMs.
     
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    Yes, it quotes the same DigitalSpy article and links to it too!

    Although at the bottom of the CDfreaks page someone has pointed out that 'naughty boxes' (of type B listed above) exist. :devil:

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    :oops: Well spotted :)

    With regard to the 89 titles listed in the article (for the benefit of those who haven't seen the list) they are:

    Warner Bros:
    - Above the Law
    - Alexander
    - Angels in America (HBO)
    - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (New Line)
    - Batman Begins
    - Blade (New Line)
    - Catwoman
    - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    - Constantine
    - Contact
    - Dark City (New Line)
    - The Dukes of Hazzard
    - Eraser
    - Executive Decision
    - Final Destination (New Line)
    - Friday (New Line)
    - From the Earth to the Moon (HBO)
    - Gothika
    - Hard to Kill
    - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    - House of Wax
    - The Fugitive
    - The Last Samurai
    - The Mask (New Line)
    - The Matrix
    - The Matrix Reloaded
    - The Matrix Revolutions
    - Maverick
    - Million Dollar Baby
    - The Music Man
    - Mystic River
    - Next of Kin
    - North by Northwest
    - Ocean’s Eleven
    - Ocean’s Twelve
    - Passenger 57
    - Red Planet
    - Rush Hour (New Line)
    - Se7en (New Line)
    - Soldier
    - Spawn (New Line)
    - Swordfish
    - The Perfect Storm
    - The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    - The Player (New Line)
    - The Polar Express
    - The Sopranos (HBO)
    - Troy
    - U.S. Marshals
    - Under Siege
    - Wild Wild West

    Paramount::
    - Black Rain
    - Braveheart
    - Coach Carter
    - Elizabethtown
    - Forrest Gump
    - Ghost
    - Grease
    - Italian Job
    - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
    - Mission Impossible 2
    - Save the Last Dance
    - School of Rock
    - Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow
    - Sleepy Hollow
    - Spongebob Squarepants
    - Star Trek: First Contact
    - The Manchurian Candidate
    - U2 Rattle & Hum
    - Vanilla Sky
    - We Were Soldiers

    Universal:
    - 12 Monkeys
    - Apollo 13
    - Backdraft
    - Conan The Barbarian
    - Dante’s Peak
    - Dune
    - End Of Days
    - Pitch Black
    - Spy Game
    - The Bone Collector
    - The Bourne Supremacy
    - The Chronicles of Riddick
    - The Thing
    - U-571
    - Van Helsing
    - Waterworld

    Looks like a good launch lineup IMHO. Although I hope New Line give us the LOTR trilogy sooner rather than later - especially now it has been announced that 45GB ROM discs are available from the outset.
     
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    What's the betting these are barebones and cost a fortune.

    Will they be 1080P or 720P?
     
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    Flashman

    Keep in mind that even with a 'naugthybox' you also have to ensure your Display is compatible with 720P(50) and 1080I(50) signals on the DVI Input if you want compatibility with the likes of SKY HD; many are not.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Film-sourced titles will be stored in 1080p24/25. Whether the first generation players will allow a 1080p output isn't so clear - maybe it will only be 1080i and 720p.

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