Sony trying to pull a HDTV fast one?

Discussion in 'Sony TVs Forum' started by scrapbook, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. scrapbook

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    Sony has revealed that their 2004 range of "HD Capable" set top boxes - which feature analogue component outputs instead of the "HD Ready" HDMI/HDCP outputs - will be able to be used with Sky's high definition television service when it launches.

    Quoting from their press release:

    "Sky’s most recent announcement has clarified that all current models will be able to receive HD broadcast via the analogue component inputs."

    How cheeky is that?? Talk about confusing/taking advantage of the punter even more!!:nono: There appear to be a few half truths and one or two glaring omissions in just the one sentence!!
     
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    Where is this press release? Do you have a link?
     
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    I have just run through all the links and it appears that only Sony seem to beable to interpret
    as working with Sony's 'HD Capable' non HDCP equipped displays.

    Granted, it is very likely that non copy protected HD material, ie Sky's own material like sport, can be viewed over the component input, but these will be either totally disabled or at least downscaled to SD resolution for anything that the studios's decide to protect.
    It is ironic that it will be Sony themselves forcing the use of copy protected material.
     

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