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sony hs3 hdmi

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by clancol, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. clancol

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    i see that the sony hs3 has a hdmi.
    So what would the +'s be when using a dvd player with a hdmi output?(new pioneers)
    and how much would the cables cost?
    are the cables similer to usb?
     
  2. warboy

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    check out the debate on DVD player forum.
    If you want a digital connection for playing DVD material I wouldn't consider anything that doesn't have HDMI (or support HDCP).
    As far as i can gather in the near future all DVD's will be carry HDCP (a copy protection standard) and to watch them via a digital connection both the source and monitor/projector will have to support HDCP.
     
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    so what about all of us with players that dont have such connections..... that would mean we would be buggered would it not?

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  4. clancol

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    what about us with the machines with the connection without sopport for hdcp.
    how do we know if it sopports hdcp?
     
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    bit gutted, just put up my TW100, but it's still great via component.
    As always, it's the price you pay for being an early adopter
     
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    Hi warboy,

    It's not the DVDs which will carry the HDCP signal, it's the HDMI player that adds the signal when it recognises the Macrovision signal on a disc. This would mean, as you say, that your display would need to be HDCP compliant either DVI-HDCP or HDMI.

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    that sounds alot more reasonable!

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    sorry for being a bit slow but this will determine which player I buy...
    Are you saying that if I connect a marantz DV8400 (which isn't HDCP compliant as far as I'm aware) to my TW100 with a DVI to DVI cable, I won't have problems playing DVD's that way in the future??
     
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    sorry, ignore that last post - just found out the marantz does have HDCP. Bugger
     
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    I cant see why not, the dvd manufactures would not make there discs backwards compatible and if it is down to the hardware im sure there would be a software hack, "quicker than that"!
    Macrovision can be worked-around and anything else its just a matter of time.

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