analog sunset


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analog sunset

A set of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions for Blu-ray media and players that use the AACS copy protection system. Plugging the so-called "analog hole," starting January 1, 2011, AACS-compliant Blu-ray players are required to allow HD movies over HDMI only, which supports copy protection. If analog component video outputs are used, the movie must play in SD format. All analog outputs are prohibited as of January 1, 2014.

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To plug the analog hole on existing players, as long as the label informs the customer, Blu-ray discs can optionally contain an Image Constraint Token (ICT) that limits analog playback to SD only. In addition, if the disc is released within six weeks of theater release, a Digital Only Token (DOT) can prohibit all analog playback. See AACS, analog hole and HDMI.
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Conversion to an all digital platform allows us to continue to provide advanced, reliable security solutions while ensuring our customers' connectivity in advance of the Analog Sunset deadline," said Jim Paulson, Global Marketing Leader of GE Security.
As compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 when Telguard product sales peaked due to the anticipated analog sunset, Telguard product revenues decreased to $2.
We are modestly reducing our Telguard net subscriber target to a range of 425,000 to 435,000 subscribers, at fiscal year-end September 30, 2008, due to the weakened housing market and the conclusion of the analog sunset demand spike," explained Jonathan Charak, chief financial officer of Telular Corporation.