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hi Wayne,

i wrote to you a while back about connecting a Harman Kardon avr 2600 to an acer projector with vga connection. i couldn't find a wireless suitable, so i decided to use wire. i just made my own vga to component using cat5e cable and dada....worked beautifully...until i tried to play a movie (or anything) through my PS3. the screen changed to say HDMI copy protected! i was shocked that such a thing is possible! so, i'm sure you are aware of this problem. do you know if there is any way around it?

just when i thought i had my problem solved.....

thanks
Peter

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The HDMI signal has an embedded anti-piracy signal called HDCP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_Protection)

I am fully aware of it, and no - I don't know of any legal way around it. Some companies claim to have HDCP strippers that you plug into, but I can't say one way or the other if they actually work.

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Wayne Tapia

Expertise

Home Theater Audio Cabling (from HDMI to speaker cable). I WILL REJECT ALL CAR AUDIO QUESTIONS - I am not a car audio guy.

Experience

I am a Certified Audio Engineer that also works in the A/V cabling industry. I would like to dispel the myths and outright lies about the cables that connect your home theater systems together. Here's a hint - many of you have been misled out of hundreds of dollars for cabling systems.

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ASCAP AES

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Audio Recording Technology Institute Vancouver Film School

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Post Magic Studios Khaos Studios Glass Forest Entertainment Funkbuddha Productions The Capital Playhouse Art In Music Global Music Project University of Washington Belle and Wissel

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