I suspect the answer to this question is "no", but figure it can't hurt to make certain.... Let us suppose that we wanted to use an HTPC as a scaler in high-defintion system: for example, to take the output from a Sky HD receiver (or perhaps a BluRay/HD-DVD player) and then scale it to the native resolution of a plasma panel. Let's say the plasma is 1366x768 (standard res for a 50" screen). We might therefore either be upscaling 1280x720 to 1366x768 or deinterlacing 1920x1080i and then downscaling to 1366x768. The killer complication, of course, is that the source will have HDCP encryption. So, to do this legally, we would need: - Something that can capture DVI or HDMI with HDCP encryption. - Something that can decrypt the signal feed, it through DScaler (or, more likely, a proprietary all-hardware alternative) and then re-encrypt it with HDCP. - A graphics card capable of outputting HDCP-encrypted video via DVI or HDMI. - All of the above to work at 50Hz as well as 60Hz. As I said, I suspect that we won't see any kind of PC-based HDCP-decryption, because it would be too difficult to make it secure. But how close could we get to this system?