HDCP is coming soon

Buying a monitor? Make sure it has HDCP, the up-and-coming digital content protection standard that will be built into Windows Vista and other future playing devices and systems. People with monitors that don’t have HDCP (and that’s almost everyone) will find their display deliberately fuzzy or even blacked out completely. Pah, bastards.

Will Apple and Linux follow suit in supporting this standard? Will monitor manufacturers start actually telling people about this, rather than actively selling them new kit that has built-in obsolesence? Will somebody hack the Vista Media Player to ignore the protection flags?

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