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HDCP Required For Xbox 360 HD Netflix Streaming

Format War Central writes "The copy protection police have struck again. The new HD Netflix streaming service on the Xbox 360 requires an HDCP compatible display device..."

Update:

This only applies to non-HDCP compatible DVI Connections.

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Fishy Fingers4263d ago

Thats strange, hopefully those running component cables aren't screwed over. Kind of defeats the object of watching HD (ish) movies if they have to be in 480p.

Elven64263d ago

If that is the case VGA should give you 1080p

Nineball21124263d ago

Yeah, I agree... HD movies in 480 if you use component cables? That seems harsh.

plain rice4263d ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but VGA is not HDCP compliant.

Elven64263d ago

@ plain rice: Not to sure but it can upscale your DVD's to 1080p I beleive and allow you to watch HD DVD's at 1080p compared to component that only gave you 480p and 1080i respectively.

xfrgtr4263d ago

VGA is not HDCP compliant.

Fishy Fingers4263d ago

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

HDCP is only compliant with digital signals. Analogs will not work or will be shown as 480p.

HDMI/DVI = Digital (works)
VGA/RGB/Component = Anolog (doesnt work)

DARKKNIGHT4263d ago (Edited 4263d ago )

once again, Microsoft hides the very fine print. After several hardware revisions they are still cutting corners and making it more expensive to own a 360.

fans will still overlook this and deny that rrod exists. people that know better will point and laugh at you.

anh_duong4263d ago (Edited 4263d ago )

i find this hard to believe. is there a source? otherwise this is a mjor oversight by ms.

if true you can expect a lot of hdmi-less xbox to rrod all of a sudden

JasonPC360PS3Wii4263d ago

Streams are in SD and HD to accommodate the majority of the market, 1080p is a small minority. MS/NF is smart to offer content that every set in every country can view, after all most people can't afford 2k to 5k TV's during a global economic crisis.

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bumnut4263d ago

you are almost correct in saying only dvi/hdmi are hdcp.

only DVI-D is hdcp

standard DVI is not.

Elven64263d ago

@ anh_duong: FMC has the beta build of the NXE

sukru4263d ago

HDCP does not have (almost) anything to do with DVI vs DVI-D. It's an add-on to DVI (and a requirement for HDMI).

DVI can carry both digital, and analog signals (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Be Reasonable4263d ago

Didn't HDMI slots come standard in Xbox 360's since late 2007?

Aren't HDMI wires like 5 bucks on newegg?

I don't see the problem. I recently traded in my Opus 360 for a newer arcade model for the HDMI slot and the more reliable motherboard, Falcon or the newer one, it cost me about $79 but I got 5 arcade games, Gears of War and a controller bundled with it. It's a wonder how my Opus 360 survived for so long...

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plain rice4263d ago

Damn I have a 360 with HD component only output.

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power of Green 4263d ago (Edited 4263d ago )

http://www.engadget.com/200...

This crap isn't true I would double check any news coming out for the 360 in the next 3 months(haters).

wifispy4263d ago

Someone please test this with a component only 360.

plain rice4263d ago

I'll be sure to test it the first day the service opens.

GiantEnemyCrab4263d ago

It's been tested. Don't be taken too much by all the FUD.

http://www.engadget.com/200...

gameforall4263d ago

"No DRM involved, like that rubbish Blu-ray" :p

Pain4263d ago (Edited 4263d ago )

"1 - Digital downloads...
"No 1080p included, like that wonderful Blu-ray" :("

/sigh... fixed.

Netflix = 1080 i = Not true HD so it fail.

Sarah Palin4263d ago

Hi Pain.
This is Sarah Palin.
This election I dont want you to vote for me.
Why?
Because youre a f*cking moron.
True HD? Like I told FBI, do you even know where HD begins?
There is NO TRUE HD, because its an ever-evolving thing.
Thats right Pain, 1080p is old news.
Did you know there are companies that have produced 1920p+ resolutions with a RED LASER TECHNOLOGY that surpasses Bluray?
Yes its true: http://www.engadget.com/200...
And thats just ONE COMPANY. There are many others.
So, Pain, I think you owe your parents an apology.
Start with your birth, then work your way into becoming a failure in society, and then end with a finale: being a disappointment in life.

Parapraxis4263d ago

It is required you have an HDCP Display, if your TV is not HDCP compliant your TV will be unable to recieve the digital HD signal.
It's more about the monitors guys, although the HDMI or DVI will be required as well.
Picking up a cable, not so expensive, a new TV set...priceless, err i mean, pricey.

bumnut4263d ago

oops, i clicked disagree before fully reading your post.

sorry

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