QUOTE(cosism @ Apr 12 2006, 06:58 PM)
Awesome, that makes a world of sense now. The HD(component) pack is analog, the HDMI is digital. That is where my confusion was. I understood that both the optical and HDMI audio were digital. I appreciate the clarification. I have a 5.1 setup made by Yahmaha, which I like. I am interested in the 55" Sony 3LCD display. Would you say that, the display in question and the surround sound setup would be good together when using HDMI? Or is there another set you recommend? I realize from your posts, the SXRD which utilizes 1080p and may be considered the wave of the future, but do you think the spend is justifiable for the SXRD right NOW, or should I hold out for when the display market is a little more saturated with this technology? Thanks again for your thorough replies.
I have no idea how well those devices handle an HDMI connection or if they're even capable of. As for the 3LCD, I've seen it in stores and it looks nice but in all honesty I absolutly LOATHE rear projection based sets. They combine all the negative parts of front projection (bulb life, frequent calibration, dark picture, bad black levels) with all the negative parts of direct display (small(er) picture, big case, bad viewing angle). I'll admit the 3LCD looks nicer then most RPTVs but I try to avoid that tech on a whole.
There's also a ton of new techs coming out this next year. the next 5 or so years you'll see HUGE leaps and bounds in the tech and prices just dropping left and right. If you get something now, get something cheap that you wont mind replacing in a few years... because trust me you'll want to.
QUOTE(bacardi/avt @ Apr 17 2006, 11:58 AM)
Very good information, but I still wonder about HDMI?
Will the xbox360 send a signal with or without HDCP over HDMI? This is a question that I can't find any answer to.
My reason for asking is that a lot of older plasma screens and projectors can't handle HDCP.
My second question is : If there is HDCP protection will it be on all the trnsfer over HDMI or only when watching Video?
We don't know, MS hasn't released any hard info on if the 360 is capable of HDMI or HDCP so it's anybody's guess. As for if HDCP is active all the time or just some of the time, it completely depends on the device, some do some don't.