Did you know, that most new HDTVs are equipped with High-bandwidth Ditial Content Protection? Windows Vista also employs this clever little hindrence. Basically, if the source device (say, a Blu-Ray player, or Windows Vista) deems your display or output device to be "compromised" or unable to support the DCP signal, you will automatically receive a downsampled output, instead of the content you, the end user, paid for.
I don't know about you, but I am simply outraged. I'm sure this all slipped under the noses of almost every end user, except those especially knowledgeable in the electronics market. I can see no viable reason for implementing such a cripling technology. It would be the same thing as your car equipped with a sensor, and if you didn't put the highest octane fuel in your tank, the car would refuse to start, or would run at a decreased speed.
Can anyone play devil's advocate and prove me wrong on this, for the sake of my sanity?