MCE, HDTV, HDMI to Rogers SA box
What I am trying to do is to connect everything to my MCE box. Here are my components and how I would like to connect them.
Samsung SPR-4212 Plasma 42 inch tv (would like to connect via HDMI as I am pretty sure HDTV won't work properly using VGA and yes I know it's EDTV and only supports 480P native and upverts to 1080i-ish)
SA Rogers HDTV Box (currently using the PVR version but would like MCE to do the recording now but need HDMI input into the computer)
I started to look at ATI's site and it is very confusing on what is supported with HDTV and HDMI.
Some notes. I need HDCP (the copy protection used with HDMI) to be supported as most DVDs don't seem to play and I don't want to have to decyprt a DVD to watch it.
Is there an external IR blaster to help the MCE work with the SA HDTV digital box?
I seem to be fighting the forces of copy protection all the time. Please do not send me any solutions that require OTA HDTV, component, composite or S-Video connections as I am aware how to do that. I need HDTV and I need digital.
Look forward to your responses and Happy New Year!
Oakville, ON, Canada