Tuesday, February 21, 2006

AACS agrees down-conversion

Video Business reports the AACS companies (Disney, Warner, Sony and others) reached a deal on requiring hardware makers to down-convert signals that are sent over analog connections to displays.

The down-conversion reduces a HD signal (1920x1080 lines) to a near-SD signal (960x540) in order to discourage piracy, but only if a digital flag (Image Constraint Token) is inserted into the file.

As many sets still use analog connections, this isn't contributing to HD adoption.

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