HDCP protected content on a PC

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  1. Nvening

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    Hi,

    I have a media center (MCE 2005) connected to my Samsung LE32R73BD currently via VGA which is obviously called PC input on the TV.

    However this would mean that HDCP protected content would not play or would be in reduced quality correct??

    Therefore would it be best to connect the tv to the computer via HDMI (lets assume i have a HDCP compliant graphics card)

    However i take it that the TV would not accept this signal for some reason?

    Therefore i would need to use powerstrip to correctly setup the signal right??

    Would that then enable me to watch HDCP protected content on my TV??

    Also what is the status of HDCP because last i heard it wasnt being included on hi def disks??

    And, assuming its legal where i live, is there a way to use software to bipass the HDCP and allow me to use my VGA lead??

    If anyone can explain any of this to me it would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!! :thumbsup:
     
  2. stu8

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  3. SeanT

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    You can currently (but not indefinitely) output HDCP content over VGA without having a HDCP compliant screen - it's a digital copy protection system so you can still output over analogue.
     

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