There certainly a lot of confusion and information flying around about how DVD players send HD. I know that Firewire can certainly send HD signals, as can component, but from what I've read the manufacturers seem to be forcing the HDMI connection to access the HD signals from DVD players. I would guess that the new DVD players have all sorts of copy-protection imbedded in HD DVDs and to protect the HD signal home users will be forced to use HDMI where the signal can be controlled.
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This keeps popping up Blue ray players must use a fire wire for a 1080P picture, So I checked Toshibas and Sonys web side and got the specs and connections. Toshiba h.d. players use the h.d.m.i. port for 1080I and Sony Uses the h.d.m.i. for 1080P both units have no firewire port also I went to Magnolia and was told that you must use firewire. There was a Pioneer sales rep that heard the remark and said yess h.d.m.i. will carry 1080P and 1080I signals. I do know that firewire is used for cameras, and hi-def v.t.r.s If you folks know of other uses for firewire PLEASE POST. Anyway I have that extra h.d.m.i. port all ready for the blue ray player It should look awsome. I also got information that if you buy the Sony blue ray player $1000 you get 3 free hi-def moviesNow that Iam 68 years old they better hurry up Iam almost ready for the casket stewart