As I understand it the broadcaster has the option to enforce that the HDCP process, whereby actual high definition output is only permitted via hdmi connections to a HDCP equipped TV. All other analogue output's are downgraded/limited to standard resolution. I believe all freeview accredited set top boxes will only output standard resolution via component video, at all times.
Could someone with a HD Terrestrial set top box do a quick check on what sort of content protection the terrestrial freeview service is using please? I'd really like to know what sort of output you get if you connect the zinwell 620 box to a non HDCP display (such as an older dvi computer monitor), both during normal broadcasts, and also during TV's actual HD broadcast.
I'm sure there are many people out there with early plasma's and lcd's that are maybe only DVI equipped, but definitely not HDCP enabled. Looks like HD via analogue component is definitely out of the question. A DVI/HDMI adpater or cable is easy to sort, but can we get any picture from the zinwell at all via a digital connection without HDCP?
Hope some of the above made sense?!