Coytee Posted December 14, 2009 Share Posted December 14, 2009 I've been shown a couple things and thought it might be worth discussing, especially for those of us who might be burying some HDMI wires inside our walls. If you do not do so then it's pretty irrelevant from that perspective because you can always change out your wires easier than I could with mine buried. Also, and more insidious, the way I understand this is, in about a year, the higher standards of HDMI will kick into place and will essentially render the prior versions useless (relative to using HD) as you will be restricted to using them in a basic lower resolution format. Read page 96 of this attachment (as counted from page counter on LEFT side of page, or scroll down to page "E-16" I've copied what it says. I obtained this at http://www.aacsla.com/license/ I'll underline what I think is very interesting. The entire document is attached if you want to read more stuff. As I understand this... this is the epitome of planned obsolescence which, (referring to HDMI cables only) if you have easy access to them might not be a huge deal. If however, you have buried them in your walls then it seems upgrading to a CAT 6 pair of wires would allow you to use the same set of wires as this upgradeitus proceeds. 2.2.1 An analog output of audio, or of the audio portions of other forms of Decrypted AACS Content; or 2.2.2 An analog output of video delineated in Table A1, AACS Analog Authorized Outputs, in accordance with any associated restrictions and obligations specified therein and in the Agreement, and subject to the following sunset requirements:126.96.36.199 Analog Sunset – 2010. With the exception of Existing Models, any Licensed Player manufactured after December 31, 2010 shall limit analog video outputs for Decrypted AACS Content to SD Interlace Modes only. Existing Models may be manufactured and sold by Adopter up until December 31, 2011. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Adopter may continue to manufacture and sell an Existing Model in which the implementation of AACS Technology is a Robust Inactive Product after December 31, 2010 provided that when such Robust Inactive Product is activated through a Periodic Update, such Periodic Update results in a Licensed Player that limits analog video outputs for Decrypted AACS Content to SD Interlace Modes only. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to override limitations or obligations stated in any other section of this Agreement. For purposes of this section, “SD Interlace Modes” shall mean composite video, s-video, 480i component video and 576i video. 188.8.131.52 Analog Sunset – 2013. No Licensed Player that passes Decrypted AACS Content to analog video outputs may be manufactured or sold by Adopter after December 31, 2013.2.3 Digital Outputs. A Licensed Player shall not pass, or direct to be passed Decrypted AACS Content to a digital output except: 2.3.1 A digital output of audio, or of the audio portion of other forms of Decrypted AACS Content, in compressed audio format (such as AC3) or in Linear PCM format in which the transmitted information is sampled at no more than 48 kHz and no more than 16 bits. 2.3.2 An output delineated in Table D1, AACS Authorized Digital Outputs in accordance with any associated restrictions and obligations specified therein and in the Agreement. AACS_Content_Participant_Agrmt see page 96 or E16.pdf Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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