A reader turned me on to a story that has some relevance in regard to my post from yesterday concerning the government's plan of degrading high def component (analog) video.
The story states that, "After December 31, 2010, manufacturers will not introduce new hardware with component video outputs supplying more than an SD resolution (480 or 576i)." This means that Blu-ray players with component video will no longer be available after this year.
It goes on to say, "After January 1, 2011, software manufacturers will be able to insert something called an Image Constraint Token into any Blu-ray disc. This bit of digital information will turn the high-definition component video output OFF the player(s)." It remains to be seen if this token will be put into television broadcasts as well.
You can read the story here at CE Pro.
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