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HDCP security protecting HD video cracked with cheap hardware

HDCP security protecting HD video cracked with cheap hardware

German geek shave cracked the protection that prevents the theft of HD video. Specifically the HDCP protection that protects Blu-ray movies has been cracked. Intel is the company behind the encryption that was cracked. HDCP is used on a bunch of HD video signals including HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort.

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HDCP anti-copy software exploit released: can crack 1080p in real-time

HDCP anti-copy software exploit released: can crack 1080p in real-time

Intel's suggestion that they didn't expect a software exploit using the cracked HDCP anti-copy protection seems to have been a red rag to a bull (or at least to the coding community), as its taken less than two weeks for just such an exploit to be developed.  Rob Johnson and Mikhail Rubnich have created an open-source decoding system which they're describing as a proof of concept, yet which is still capable of cracking HDCP on 1080p sources in real-time (on a powerful enough machine).

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HDCP cracked confirms Intel: piracy chips predicted

HDCP cracked confirms Intel: piracy chips predicted

Intel has confirmed that the supposed HDCP master key - which can be used to unlock the anti-copy protection used on Blu-ray and other media - is legitimate, with company spokesman Tom Waldrop saying that he expects a DRM decoding chip to be the next challenge facing the content production industry.  "We have tested this published material," Waldrop told PCMag, "[and] it does produce product keys ... the net of that means that it is a circumvention of the code."

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Belkin AV360 converts HDMI to 27″ iMac Mini DisplayPort input

Belkin AV360 converts HDMI to 27″ iMac Mini DisplayPort input

If you've ever stared angrily at your 27-inch iMac and asked what - beyond OS X - it's ever done for you, then Belkin's new AV360 Mini DisplayPort Converter may be just the ticket.  The converter box is capable of taking in an HDMI input - such as from a games console, set-top box or Blu-ray player - and outputting it in through a Mini DisplayPort connector.

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HP 2010i, 2210m, 2310m and 2710m LCDs debut

HP 2010i, 2210m, 2310m and 2710m LCDs debut

HP have outed four new LCD displays, kicking off at 20-inches and climbing all the way to 27-inches.  The HP 2010i, 2210m and 2310m - at 20, 21.5 and 23 inches respectively - will all go on sale today, followed by the 27-inch HP 2710m which arrives tomorrow; all but the smallest display supports 1920 x 1080 resolution (the 2010i is 1600 x 900) and they each have HP Power Sound speaker systems.

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Basic TV hack cuts HDCP copy-protection out of HDMI signal

Basic TV hack cuts HDCP copy-protection out of HDMI signal

Opening up your brand new HDTV and soldering wires directly to its control board takes a certain type of devil-may-care attitude, but in doing so one new owner found he could bypass HDCP.  HDCP is the often-frustrating copy-protection system that insists on a "digital handshake" between DVI/HDMI connected components; however, the InstaPort Fast HDMI Switching system in this "big brand" TV fails to re-encrypt with HDCP in-between the control board and the switcher.

Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo have dropped a new home AV receiver, the company's first such home theater product to include Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius streaming internet radio support.   The Onyko TX-NR807 supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming, for playback of media stored on networked computers and drives, together with offering six HDMI ports, Faroudja DCDi Cinema 1080p upscaling and both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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Sharp AQUOS DX2-series LCD HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray

Sharp AQUOS DX2-series LCD HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray

Sharp Japan have unveiled their latest range of AQUOS HDTVs, each packing an integrated Blu-ray player.  The DX2-series LCD displays range in size from 26-inches to 52-inches and have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive in their right-hand side; they also support BD-Live and IPTV via an ethernet connection.

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Dell release 23-inch 1080p ST2310 LCD, plus two business LCDs

Dell release 23-inch 1080p ST2310 LCD, plus two business LCDs

Dell have discretely added three new monitors to their line-up, spanning 20- to 23-inches and sub-$230 price-tags.  The largest is the 23-inch Dell ST2310, a Full HD 1,920 x 1080 panel with HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs, 250 nits of brightness, 5ms response time and 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.  It also has a slimline bezel and audio in/out ports.

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HANNSG HH251HP 25-inch LCD display announced

HANNSG HH251HP 25-inch LCD display announced

HANNSG have announced a new 24.6-inch widescreen LCD display, the HH251HP, which promises distortion-free aspect ratio support and full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.  Boasting 15,000:1 dynamic contrast (actual contrast is 800:1) and 5ms response time, the display isn't going to trounce a high-end panel, but there's plenty on offer for budget buyers.

 

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AOC 2230Fh 22-inch LCD Display Review

AOC 2230Fh 22-inch LCD Display Review

AOC are well known for their reasonably priced monitors, and with the 2230Fh they threw eye-catching design into the ring too.  A 22-inch widescreen LCD display, running at 1680 x 1050, the 2230Fh pairs a low $299 MRSP with a surprising array of connectivity.  Is it a true bargain though, or just a load of marketing boasts?  Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Dell SX2210 21.5-inch Full-HD LCD on sale

Dell SX2210 21.5-inch Full-HD LCD on sale

Dell's Full-HD 21.5-inch LCD, the Dell SX2210, is now on sale, offering 1920 x 1080 resolution and a super-snappy 2ms grey-to-grey response time.  First spotted sharing press-shot space with the Dell Studio XPS 435 desktop back in February, the Dell SX2210 also has a 2-megapixel webcam that - if you're running Vista - will support facial recognition authentication.

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