Bartel said:Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the HDCP encryption algorithms actually encoded into hardware (nearly impossible to crack versus software implementation)? .
J-Mag said:Did you see they figured the best way to decrypt HDCP is to run an app that does a print screen op for every frame.
One A03 revision owner posted some side by side pics with the A02 and it showed the banding issue seemingly fixed. Forgot where it was posted tho. But anyways I suspect Dell doesnt want to admit that A03 fixes the banding problem as they've already claimed its fixed with the A02 , which we all know to be untrue later.DangerIsGo said:Dell A03 2407 sucked (as it was just an OSD menu option addition, nothing to fix banding or component issues).
It is a bit off topic, but then most of us are comparing these monitors. I for one, appreciate this discussion, so please continue or show me where you're taking it so I can go there...DangerIsGo said:But then again, this is getting off topic. This is about the BenQ FP241W monitor coming out soon that im anxious for. We wanna talk about the Dell, lets go in the dell 2407 monitor topic. I REALLY hope benq does not dissappoint with this monitor and that it lives up to its expectations, meaning quality product, no banding, good input quality (component, VGA,DVI, HDMI) and of course reasonably priced.
There are vertical lines near the bottom in the middle of the monitor, is that due to the camera/LCD issue or do you actually see that on the monitor?
KenAF said:If you want to view content from HD-DVD or Blu-ray on your computer at full resolution, you must have HDMI. Content on HD-DVD and Blu-ray is stored 1920x1080p resolution, but if you don't have HDCP, you can't see it. Without HDCP, the max resolution you can get from a HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive is 720x480p (the same as DVD).
You may think HD-DVD and Blu-ray are out of your price range now, but within 12-24 months, those drives will be under $100. I think most people who spend $500+ on a monitor intend to keep it for more than two years...
On paper, the BenQ looks like a future-proof monitor. If you like watching movies on your PC, then it definitely deserves serious consideration.
If you want to view content from HD-DVD or Blu-ray on your computer at full resolution, you must have HDMI.
DangerIsGo said:Wrong. HDMI IS DVI except it can carry 8 channel uncompressed audio. DVI can carry 1080p signals from an HDDVD or Bluray players onto your montior along with HDCP encryption. HDMI is just a smaller, better form of DVI which is why they are backwards compatible and why you see DVI to HDMI cables such as here