- Jun 8, 2004
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http://www.pcstats.com/ArtVNL.cfm?articleid=1932&page=3PCStats said:ATI's Little (Big) Slip Up
There is no support for HDCP (High bandwidth Digital Content Protection) with the Radeon X1900XTX. With ATi incorporating H.264 decoding and transcoding into the graphics core, without HDCP support it is basically a wasted feature.
ATi does state this on its website about HDCP "This feature is supported by the ASIC and can be specified by PC manufacturers for its add-in-boards. This feature is not typically enabled on stand alone cards."
While this might not be much of a concern right now, when Windows Vista and high definition movies are released later in the year, consumers who forked out a ton of money to buy a Radeon X1900 XTX videocard may be out of luck.
Am I the only one who finds this really, really stupid? With all the fuss over HDCP and DRM, and the impending doom/blessing of HD content i'd have thought ATI would be all over supporting it. If Vista is a year away (or less) then who in their right mind would buy a Â£350/$600 card that doesn't support HD?