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HDCP - What does it really stand for?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by jimsan, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. jimsan

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    Sorry to ask you guys this, as I'm sure you've covered this a thousand times...

    I've just been reading Home Cinema Choice magazine and they're driving me nuts...
    Am i correct in saying that HDCP stands for High bandwidth Digital Copy Protection? If I am would somebody tell HCC that it doesn't stand for High Definition Content Protection. This months mag is bigging it up on HiDef and every time the write HDCP they insist on clarifying it wrongly!!!! AAAAAAARRRRGGHHH.

    Please tell me which it is.. :lesson: :lease:

    Jimmy
     
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    I always thought it was High Definition Content Protection. But it might be diferent.
    Whats important is that you know what it does and what it means to you!
     
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    You're almost right - High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection - as far as I understand it anyway.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    High bandwidth Digital Content Protection.

    Isn't it rediculous that a supposedly 'expert' magazine like HCC should be getting this SO wrong!

    Makes me mad....and I know nearly nothing!

    Jimmy
     
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    No more ridiculous than the countless errors they seem to make in most AV mags in every issue.

    My favourite in recent years was one (HCC I think) crediting the Japanese with the first digital OTA HD service when it launched in 2004.

    So, err, the US digital OTA HD service that launched in 1998 doesn't count?

    And, err, what about the Australian digital OTA HD service that launched around the same time?

    Hmm...

    I've also lost count of the number of "experts" who confuse the number of scanning lines in a TV system (625/576, 525/480, 1125/1080, 750/720 etc.) with the "lines of resolution" spec that is often applied to VHS, S-VHS, DVD etc. If I had a penny for every time someone writes that A VHS VCR converts the 625 lines broadcast into "about 250 lines" for recording, and that S-VHS is better because it "records more of the original 625 lines"...

    This is from the so-called expert magazines.

    Sometimes I also think they don't actually look at the pictures on the TVs they review. I've seen sets with glowing reviews that are unwatchable...
     
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    Yeah, and how may mags gave the Panasonic PD30 ***** and yet on this forum the number of people who reported that, through RGB scart, the picture was :censored: ?

    Experts ...... ?????????

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Or is it

    Hey! Don't Copy Programmes?
     
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    Hollywood Doesn't Condone Piracy...?
     

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