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Old 10-30-2008, 03:29 PM
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Figured this deserves it's own thread. Didn't want the truth to get lost in that other mess.


http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/30/d...ent-just-fine/

There's some hysterical outrage out there right now over the New Xbox Experience's HD Netflix HDCP restrictions -- apparently it only works with HDCP-compliant digital displays, which is prompting a lot of hand-wringing about copyright restrictions and whether older 360s will get "locked out." Well, we're here to make it all better -- that's our NXE-equipped 360 connected over component, happily playing back HD Netflix at 1080i. See? Works fine. The problem is that some older LCD monitors don't support HDCP over DVI, so if you're in the minority of people using an HDMI to DVI adapter to drive an older display that doesn't do HDCP, HD Netflix won't work, since it can't authenticate. That's not the best situation, but DVI isn't a default supported 360 output, so we wouldn't expect 100 percent compatibility -- and besides, you can always run VGA. We're waiting on official confirmation from Microsoft of all this -- we want to get things absolutely right -- but in the meantime you can console yourself with another shot of HD Heroes over component after the break.







Update: Yes, it works with movies too -- we just tried it with The Orphanage (above), and it looked great.
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wouldnt want fud spoiling a good technology eh
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Didn't think this deserved its own thread so I will just post it hear. Netflix and Tivo have teamed up and you will be able to get Netflix through certain Tivo models in December.

http://www.cepro.com/article/netflix...aming_on_tivo/

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10.30.2008 Netflix and TiVo are teaming up to offer instant streaming of Netflix movies and TV episodes directly to the DVR box.

The companies say the service, which will be offered to TiVo Series 3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL subscribers, will be "broadly available in early December."

The service comes at no additional charge, according to the companies, to those who subscribe to both Netflix and TiVo.

"For Netflix and TiVo subscribers, this collaboration offers a fabulously easy way to enhance the enjoyment of watching movies in the comfort of their living rooms," says Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix.

"Subscribers to Netflix and TiVo are avid movie watchers and this combination gives them immediate access to all of the great content available through TiVo and the thousands of additional choices available to be streamed instantly from Netflix."

This announcement is the latest in a series that has improved the content availability of Netflix. Yesterday, Netflix announced streaming of HD titles will soon be available on Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members. Engadget, which got ahold of the new Xbox dashboard, says there are about 300 HD titles currently available.
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does anyone know if its region free & ip region free? or will i have to bring my us 360 over? and set up a proxy at home?
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Figured this deserves it's own thread. Didn't want the truth to get lost in that other mess.


http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/30/d...ent-just-fine/

There's some hysterical outrage out there right now over the New Xbox Experience's HD Netflix HDCP restrictions -- apparently it only works with HDCP-compliant digital displays, which is prompting a lot of hand-wringing about copyright restrictions and whether older 360s will get "locked out." Well, we're here to make it all better -- that's our NXE-equipped 360 connected over component, happily playing back HD Netflix at 1080i. See? Works fine. The problem is that some older LCD monitors don't support HDCP over DVI, so if you're in the minority of people using an HDMI to DVI adapter to drive an older display that doesn't do HDCP, HD Netflix won't work, since it can't authenticate. That's not the best situation, but DVI isn't a default supported 360 output, so we wouldn't expect 100 percent compatibility -- and besides, you can always run VGA. We're waiting on official confirmation from Microsoft of all this -- we want to get things absolutely right -- but in the meantime you can console yourself with another shot of HD Heroes over component after the break.







Update: Yes, it works with movies too -- we just tried it with The Orphanage (above), and it looked great.
You do know what HDCP stands for, right? High definition Digital Copy Protection. That means it digitally authenticates the monitor. Component is an analog transfer and only one way. So why would anyone expect HDCP to prevent component from working. The only thing that I have seen is that people say HDCP is required and all of a sudden everybody is testing component saying that no one knows what they are talking about. And ICT and HDCP can operate independently of each other.

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apparently (avs) the ict flag will be implemented after the new year to force people to buy a 'profile 2' xbox
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apparently (avs) the ict flag will be implemented after the new year to force people to buy a 'profile 2' xbox
Link? .................
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apparently (avs) the ict flag will be implemented after the new year to force people to buy a 'profile 2' xbox
..but other 'chatter' says this may be extrapolation from the studios wanted from hd-dvd

no word on how region locked it is though going to give it a miss until thats confirmed
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