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Query on HDMI to legacy DVI without HDCP

Discussion in 'TVs' started by jlewis, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. jlewis

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    I 've got a 3 year old Fujitsu Plasma with DVI input. From previous contact with the manufacturers, the DVI input does not support HDCP.

    Are there any cables or conversion boxes commercially available that will take a HDMI input, perform the necessary HDCP handshaking and then output the signal at the same native resolution in another (digital or analogue) format?

    e.g. DVI, RGB, component or some form of Computer X-VGA format?

    It seems to me that if there isn't such a product, then there's a large potiential market for it, although I can see that there may be restrictions on the sale of such a device since it effectively removes the HDCP content protection.


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    John
     
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    I think such a device would be illegal in many territories. The whole point of HDCP is to ensure devices like this don't exist... (It is semi-analagous to analogue Macrovision removal devices being legally dubious)
     
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  4. jlewis

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    Steve,

    Thanks for your info.

    I managed to track down the manufacturers to query the capabilities of the adaptor.

    However, after a week, I still haven't received a response.

    It would be interesting to know if anyone has bought of these things and got it to work in the way it is described.
     
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    This has been discussed before in other threads, and yes, it does what it says. Don't take the plunge just yet, though. There will surely be plenty more coming along when we actually need them.
     
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    I would be more interested in a HDMI to Component adapter, that would be sweet :D
     

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