Originally Posted by kim kap sol
Ok, teckstud, show us on the doll...where did Apple touch you?
I have to remember that one. Hilarious!
Originally Posted by pumpkinwhite
If I were to use an external bluray drive (like that from Lacie), and use Windows in bootcamp, will I be able to see commercial bluray movies. Of course, the audio will be just stereo, but can it be done?
Have asked this question at various places but did not get a definitive reply. Lacie website says that the computer's video card should be HDCP compliant. What does that mean for these iMacs?
Besides what daniel84 stated, you can install an internal Blu-ray drive and play HDCP protected movies in Windows.
Originally Posted by ljocampo
Do you remember reading awhile back about the display port being an anti-pirate device, in hardware, as an attempt by the content providers and consumer TV/DVD/DVR makers? Maybe this has something to do with that.
When it first came out there was a driver (or possibly low-level OS) issue that prevented iTunes protected content to play on external monitors. I forget if it was only to HDMI monitors or DisplayPort monitors, but hat has since been worked out and HDCP is now supported.
Originally Posted by DaveGee
I have to agree 100% Apple has had a long running habit of dangling a delicious looking candy bar right in front of us but when it get close enough to want to buy it they PUKE all over it. Sorry Apple I'm with teckstud on this one.
I dont think any royalties would be required if they are already supporting HDMI out,, I just dont think the video card supports it, and never did.
The regular ATI HD 4670 and HD 4870 dont have video input, so are these unique cards for Apple, but only the 27, or has Apple included a chip to auto-sense the input and bypass it to the monitor if it detects an input?
Have anyone got down and dirty enough to see if it could just be a driver issue that ATI is working on? Is HDCP preserved from and external DP source to the iMac video input?
Its just odd to think the intended solution is to hook up a second Mac so that it has two displays and your iMac has none, unless they had something headless like the Mac Mini in mind. Another thought is that the tablet could be hooked up, but even that seems like a silly proposition when Screen Sharing would much more useful.