On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 19:29, Kaza Kore wrote:
Indeed. I'm only trying to access my legally owned content at the best
possible quality, but HDCP and industry collusion makes it almost
impossible. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot...
> Going via an analogue hole would be one way, but a pain in the arse. I
Yeah, doing an analog hole would sort of defeat the entire purpose of
my exercise (which is to keep the audio digital for as long as
possible - ideally all the way to the speaker).
> Seems there is one HD switch/multiplexer available which does though.
Hmm. I don't think it actually supports any more than 2ch LPCM (and
the compressed Dolby/DTS formats that fit into the 2ch bandwidth). The
2 TOSLink outputs are probably not connected to send separate parts of
a multi-channel signal (in any case, they'd only manage to send 2x2
channels, which isn't enough for 7.1 surround). Instead, they probably
supply the 2ch audio for each of the DVI outputs.
> But obviously there is the worry that a new version of HDCP will be release
Yeah, as long as we're dependent on proprietary formats and physical
media, I guess we'll have to deal with the industry's misguided
attempts to control the consumer.
Have fun! :)
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