Originally Posted by dfiler
I'm not sure what you're getting at other than dismissing my dismay at component video cables being purposefully crippled by Hollywood. Electronic manufacturers were prohibited from producing players that output HD over what had been the most common HD cabling option.
With consumers having been bit by that once, it seems like a pertinent topic when discussing new cabling standards. It wasn't that component cables couldn't deliver the signal. But rather that manufacturers were forced to disable functionality which was already there. Occasionally players from various Asian market would surface momentarily and offer DVD upscaling over component. That is until hollywood got wind of it and turned the screws, threatening to revoke the manufacturer's DRM keys.
That's why I'm torn about the new standard. It's yet another cabling change. Yet at least it's one that isn't being driven by the desire for digital restrictions management.
I'm not dismissing it. I've literally got boxes of very expensive SCSI cables, and just about every other obsolete cable around, as well as a couple of hundred pounds of other obsolete computer stuff, not including computers.
My point is that as long as your stuff is good, you won't have to think about it. New models with those standards will be around for years.
But at some time, when you need something new, you'll have gotten your money's worth from it, and it will be time to move on.