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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    What next? You need two executives from Fox with keys around their next to come into your living room to unlock your movie?

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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    If at first you don't succeed with DRM, try and try again until everyone hates you and your company goes bankrupt.

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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    Have i read this wrong, or is this just another method of connecting a screen to youy PC?

    In fact, could this take the playing of HD material away from the PC all together? To me it sounds like HD content would be streamed over USB in it's already compressed state and be left up to the TV to decode in hardware. So you don't need a powerful PC or STB do deal with the decoding and sending over HDMI, just pipe the MPEG-2/4 content straight over USB and let thescreen cope with it.

    If this is the case, it is not a content protection mechanism for mormal USB data transfers and is no more than you have to put up with for HDMI/HDCP video.

    Or have i got this comepletely wrong?

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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    I've seen this covered elsewhere, it's a new display interface based on good ol' USB, which can then accept HDMI/HDCP over it.

    It's good that there are competing groups to figure out the future of connecting your TV and monitors, but really damn annoying that we're sooo stuck into another era of betamax/VHS style standards warring! Come back, late 90's, all is forgiven!

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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Have i read this wrong, or is this just another method of connecting a screen to youy PC?
    Nope, you've got it spot on buddy, its just:

    1) Its more DRM
    2) Cost will go up (additional hardware + licensing)
    3) Its another DRM device that the consumer may need when using this equipment - complicating matters further for the average bloke on the street.
    4) Its anti-competitive. It locks out non licence OS's (read: anything but Windows) more than just the software.
    5) We already have HDMI - I can't see a lot this could do that little / no modification of the HDMI spec couldn't achieve.
    6) Did I mention its DRM?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Nope, you've got it spot on buddy, its just:

    1) Its more DRM
    2) Cost will go up (additional hardware + licensing)
    3) Its another DRM device that the consumer may need when using this equipment - complicating matters further for the average bloke on the street.
    4) Its anti-competitive. It locks out non licence OS's (read: anything but Windows) more than just the software.
    5) We already have HDMI - I can't see a lot this could do that little / no modification of the HDMI spec couldn't achieve.
    6) Did I mention its DRM?
    It's none of that AT ALL, it's about wireless video - nothing more. The only reference to DRM is that the USB forums version may support HDCP which is required for certain content. Gasp.....

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    Re: DRM in......USB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post
    It's none of that AT ALL, it's about wireless video - nothing more. The only reference to DRM is that the USB forums version may support HDCP which is required for certain content. Gasp.....
    Reread it. I wasn't referring to *anything* to do with the wireless part.
    The first 3 paragraphs are about wired, not wireless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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