Just scored a new 22"samsung lcd which of course only has DVI inputs - wouldn't mind hooking up a freeview decoder up to it.
Anybody had any success with HDMI->DVI on any of the current boxes? So far I've had a confirmed know on the elcheapo DSE one. I'm looking at the satmax box, and have emailed them to see if they know anything.
I used the extra terrestrial box to do this. Official DSE one did not work on my DSE TV (which was DVI only). DSE set top boxes have copy protection on their hdmi out and downscale the component out, the extra terrestrial one does not. Mine is working fine doing exactly what you want to do. I have some left over from my bulk buy if you'd like- just email me. Cheers, Jackson.
HDMI should almost certainly have HDCP, no matter what supplier. I'd be surprised if you find any box whether certified or non certified that won't have HDCP over HDMI as it's a basic requirement.
If you want HD on a non HDCP capable TV you really need to be looking for a box that will give you HD via component (which now do exist) or a unit such as HD Fury that will strip the HDCP and send the picture via VGA.
My DSE TV is an early plasma 42" TV. It only has DVI in, which is supposed to be HDCP. I bought a DSE Zinwell box and connected it to the tv via HDMI cable, and then used a HDMI/DVI converter. I got no signal. I bought an eXtra Terrestrial box and connected in exactly the same way, and it works. Not much more I can say.