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by thartnett
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: HDMI Handshake issues after no problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5276

Re: HDMI Handshake issues after no problems

I feel your pain, brother. Everyone can point the blame at someone else. But the end product is an unhappy consumer. That's what copy protection is all about. Particularly brain-dead schemes like copy protecting media input/output ports. It does nothing against piracy. Pirates don't copy from real-t...
by thartnett
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Re: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

HDCP is actually required as a government regulation on all devices that use HDMI, so no need to advertise it's needed as it's expected to be needed regardless of what HDMI device you purchase. There is no government mandate for HDCP. It is a content provider requirement only. The government makes ...
by thartnett
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Re: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

I'm not using any streaming functions. I just want to use Roku as a media source of non-protected content from USB.
by thartnett
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Re: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

The issue manifests itself the same way as when you try to play copyrighted content over non HDCP links--you get an intercept message about non-compliant connections on the monitor (or other sink device). I'm glad Roku will look at this-- not to beat a dead horse but if CE companies have a cavalier ...
by thartnett
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Re: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

Not to me. The Roku is not meant to be recorded from, it is strictly meant for streaming video. The fact that a USB port is included at all is a perk, since Roku really has just about zero interest in local streaming, their main focus is as an IPTV device. Nonsense. I don't care what their "in...
by thartnett
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Re: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

" If this requirement isn't important to you, you can get a Roku 2 which has composite output. I bought a Roku 3 and I want to use it in a perfectly reasonable way over HDMI. There is no mandate anywhere to apply DRM to content owned by the user. Blu-ray players turn off HDCP when non-copyrigh...
by thartnett
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Re: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

I can understand Roku infecting the HDMI port with DRM when streaming content from apps that play copyrighted material. But if I'm playing media from my USB drive, the HDMI port should send this without HDCP. It's my media and I want to play it out to devices that aren't infected with DRM. Seems li...
by thartnett
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 20696

Roku 3 HDCP on HDMI

I can understand Roku infecting the HDMI port with DRM when streaming content from apps that play copyrighted material. But if I'm playing media from my USB drive, the HDMI port should send this without HDCP. It's my media and I want to play it out to devices that aren't infected with DRM. Seems lik...