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im curious are all HDMI inputs HDCP .. or is it something else that needs to be with the tv for that to have it.. reason i ask is i was recently using a 52inch dlp with my cable box.. my box had a dvi output and my tv was hdmi only for the input so i used a dvi to hdmi cable of course.. and it worked fine.. ive recently switch out tvs.. and now i do not get a single with the dvi to hdmi cable.. after throwing some componet cables on it.. i saw a menu warning that poped up it says.. your dvi input does not support hdcp.. which suprized me becuase my dlp was older then my new lcd.. my lcd does have hdmi on it.. so am im SOL.. or do i need to get a hdmi-hdmi conenction for it to pick up and work correctly.. or am i stuck with the componet cables.. ??
    
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No, not all hdmi inputs are HDCP. Unfortunately, you'll probably have to buy a new tv when HDCP is put into play, or before if you wanna spend the money...
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No, not all hdmi inputs are HDCP. Unfortunately, you'll probably have to buy a new tv when HDCP is put into play, or before if you wanna spend the money...
yea thats what i thought... i think it kinda sucks that my cable box is forcing an hdcp compliant setup already in order to use the dvi port.. i will have to call and ask them why that is.. considering that isnt really to many hdcp tvs out there right now.. or hopefully the digital hd box that has the HDMI out put does not force the HDCP.. im not to worried about it really.. i dont plan on using hdcp stuff for my computer.. but i do like to use digital connections for my tv.. but componet is still really really really nice either way
    
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