[opendtv] Re: News: NCTA: HBO's Zitter Says DRM Is Misnomer

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> [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Limpert
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 4:29 PM
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: NCTA: HBO's Zitter Says DRM Is Misnomer
> 
> All this talk about the "analog hole" assumes that it is 
> practical for the casual pirate to digitize, capture, and 
> compress the HD video from the component outputs of the STB 
> or other HD video source. Is that really true?
> 

Of course it isn't. There are relatively few options that encode from
analog HD component and they are not cheap.

And anything that could do that is equally capable of encoding from
their existing linear HD feeds. No need to wait for the on demand
version unless you really want the lower quality encoding that is
usually used for the VOD version (the linear feed and on demand content
use different production chains).

It is a canard.

Gary

Gary Hughes
Video Architect, Advanced Engineering
Motorola On Demand Solutions, MA34
80 Central St.
Boxborough, MA  01719
Email: ghughes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Office: 978 266 7269
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