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20"+ HDCP Compliant Monitors

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by PieMaster, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. PieMaster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Feb 2005

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    Location: Docklands, London

    I'm seriously considering buying a 20" screen soon (possibly bigger if the price/budget allow), there just isnt enough space on a 17" anymore. However, i'd rather that I didnt have to buy another one when Vista/HD-DVD/Blueray etc comes along and requires HDCP.

    So, what are my options?
     
  2. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

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    There's a new dell 24" widescreen coming out with HDCP...to replace the 2405FPW 24" LCD..
    But it will most likely cost you a lot more.
    And you most likely be waiting for at lest a year or more for all this HDCP stuff to come main steam.


    About £500 for the 2405FPW 24" LCD is a bargain price now (no HCDP)..

    or the Belinea 102035W 20.1 at £289.95 excluding VAT (no HCDP).

    There should be quiet a few new monitors being release over the next 6 months with HDCP support..But there still pretty rare now..

    :) HDCP support don't really worry me on my PC,,I always watch my movies on my T.V :)
     
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  3. PieMaster

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    Damn, looks like i'm going to have to wait :(

    This is going on a Media Centre PC, so its my TV as well.
     
  4. Dave2150

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    We have no idea when we will see the Dell's tbh, or how good stock will be.

    Might be in a few weeks, you never know ;)
     
  5. nomadpete

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    Location: Essex

    the only one i know of with HDCP is the gateway 21" widescreen, but that's only in the US at the moment

    there was a hint that OCUK might talk to them about it, but it would be higher priced as they'd need to managed the returns/RMA stuff themselves

    any news on this, anyone?

    edit: here's a link to the original thread on this screen:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17521634
     
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  6. chaparral

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    I seem rumors on the net for a release around april for the new dell 24" widescreen lcd.

    But that's only rumors..Nothing comfirmed by dell.

    If it's widescreen your looking for..

    Have a look at this place..http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/
     
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  7. PieMaster

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    The whole HDCP this is really annoying me; theyre desperate to make everyone use it but theres virtualyl nothing avaliable (especially in the UK) that actually supports it.

    That Gateway screen is a bit on the fugly side for my liking, especially if i'm spending that much oni t...
     
  8. chaparral

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    I think even microsoft is going have a very hard time trying make everyone in the world replace there LCD/CRT just for there new windows Vista software and play a few movies on your PC.....
    I can never see that happening over a short time...

    Same goes for sky+ etc..
    They going want everyone replace there TV for one with a HDCP input..(I can't see all these people that has just spend £1000s on there new LCD TV in the last few years just dumping them because they need a HDCP socket)

    Most people i know has still got a standard CRT for there main TV and has no interest or even thought about paying out for a new TV.(not even for a LCD).
    They have better things to do with £500 to £1500.
     
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2006
  9. PieMaster

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    If it were just Microsoft i'd agree, but since its the MPAA then they'll probably get thier way. I doubt theyre too keen to put anything in Vista which will push people towards MacOS and Linux.