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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #1
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HD-DVD component playback, and 'flags'?

I'm assuming most or all HD-DVD players have both HDMI and component outputs, yes?

My understanding is that commercial DVDs get up-rezzed by such players, but only through the HDMI port. However non-commercial DVD material can legally be uprezzed to the component ports as well - my Linkplayer2 does this this by recognizing that the "commercial flag" is missing from my non-commercial footage. Do HD-DVD players make any similar distinction with DVD material?

Then similarly, with HDV footage on a red-lazer disk (as discussed elsewhere on this forum) - is the full HD signal from that sent to both the HDMI and the component outputs? And if so, is any distinction made between footage flagged commercial, versus not?

Thanks - I hope those two questions are vaguely understandable.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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Copyrighted commercial DVD's are disabled/not allowed to be uprezzed by the Toshiba hddvd player via the component outputs. It will upscale via the hdmi port.

HD DVDs movies you buy as of right now do not have the image constraint token enabled which would prevent HD out via the component outs.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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Copyrighted commercial DVD's are disabled/not allowed to be uprezzed by the Toshiba hddvd player via the component outputs.
Yup. But ... what about non-commercial DVD-mpegs?
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Old July 28th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #4
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Everything else is freely uprezzed via component by the player with no issues.

Its silly, really, for the powers that be to disable unconverting via component, but that's the way it is.

I have a component only hdtv and this was one of concerns too before getting the player.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #5
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One more thing...there actually is something like a HDMI to Component output adapter.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/archi.../t-337097.html

But one has to ask whether or not to just put the money towards a new set.
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