This is just rediculus, who in their right mind is going to use DVI output to make a copy? It's much easier to rip a DVD strait from the disc than it is to record the video via any interface, so why do they still have a requirement for copy protection on video outputs on DVD players? Do you see this being releaxed at any time in the future because it's obviously stopping us viewing DVD in the best way possible and hindering technological advancement.Originally posted by John Dawson
DVI without copy protection is not allowed under the CSS licence, to which all reputable dvd player manufacturers must sign up in order to get DVD chipsets. In the scheme of things it is pretty much a hanging offence to incorporate this in a DVD player.
Maybe I was being a bit naive, I understand that the content owners are going to do everything they can to stop copying, it wouldn't be a good thing for the industry if every tom dick and harry could copy a dvd with a consumer recording device.Originally posted by John Dawson
It is certainly difficult to make a copy of the DVI signal - it is very fast
However you are, with respect, being naive about this. Just because you can rip some DVDs because somebody hacked a key does not mean that the casual user will be allowed to copy - the material is copyright and not yours to copy.
The content owners' industry game plan is, frankly, to control all outputs and to prevent, or at least control, all copying in the future - you ain't seen nothing yet, as they say. There is absolutely no chance of the current restrictions being relaxed.
This is of course well beyond the control of the hardware makers, so please don't rant at us
John Dawson (Arcam)
I had a think and I just realised that I was kinda talking crap, for RGBS to work it has to use the sync from the composite video signal, which also carries the macrovision, so in fact there is macrovision on RGBS. Thanks for your time John, I needed to get my head strait over this!Originally posted by cybersoga
But what's the situation with RGB via scart? How come every player has it, and there isn't any copy protection? As you probably know, it's possible to convert RGB into s-video or composite, infact the playstation 2 had it disabled because somone made a cheap RGB to composite adapter cable.