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January 11, 2011

Image Constraint Token to wreck Blu-ray HD over analog

Component-cables.jpgThe days of HD over analog are coming to an end. Any new Blu-ray player announced after January 1, 2011 will only output HD over HDMI. Transmission through a component connection will automatically downgrade HD content to 540p thanks to something called Image Constraint token or ICT. Studios will set this on titles from now on but thankfully will have to mark it on the Blu-ray disc box and cannot retroactively apply it to any Blu-ray discs you may have now. You can also buy a Blu-ray player announced last year until the end of this year to temporarily override the issue. In the end though, this is a good thing. By the end of 2013, analog outputs will no longer be integrated into Blu-ray players at all and the move to higher definition digital output will be a great thing for HDTV viewers everywhere.

Via EngadgetHD

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Posted by Justin Davey at January 11, 2011 8:44 AM

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