FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00122

Submission Number:
539814-00122
Commenter:
Josh Jertberg
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The HDMI HDCP handshake is a huge problem. How can consumers embrace new advances such as 1080P pictures and 7.1 sound if the device compatability is patchy. I technically have all the equipment needed to enjoy 7.1 sound from my PS3, but the HDMI HDCP handshake prevents me from using this function. Contacting hardware companys only leads to finger pointing, each one proclaiming thier device is not the problem. I would love to see 1080p picture and 7.1 sound become embraced technologies, but when you spend thousands of dollars specifically for this type of output only to find a HDCP bug well that makes me want to boycott HDMI until its resolved. The idea that it exists to protect content, and legitimate setups cannot play them to full capacity is very wrong. Thank you