ICT - Image Constraint Token removal?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by tteich, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. tteich

    tteich Active Member

    Some HD DVDs and BDs have the ICT flag set (e.g. Resident Evil 1 and 2, german release), which means that the studios are slowly starting to badger us with forced resolution limitation. As a consequence, one cannot watch his legally purchased HD disc on his expensive player in high resolution just because it's connected via analog component wires. Does AnyDVD HD remove the ICT flag after decryption? Sorry if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find the answer by using the forum search function.

    Edit: ICT topic seems to emerge. Here is a duplicate thread http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=9080
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  2. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    Ah, der Kollege ausm Cinefacts. ;)
     
  3. tteich

    tteich Active Member

    :) I guess I have to change my user name. Grüezi.
     
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I believe AnyDVD HD takes care of this problem, as the ICT flag is meaningless, if the disc is not AACS encrypted.
     
  5. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

  6. tteich

    tteich Active Member

    Thanks a lot Peer and James :)

    Edit: the studios (which I'm sure are reading here, too) better leave ICT Off, otherwise I'd be forced to copy every HD DVD, due to my HT configuration.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, you don't need to copy them. Thanks to AnyDVD's "magic file replacement(tm)" technology, you can just watch them from your HTPC with AnyDVD HD running.
     
  8. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Not if he wants to play them in his HD-DVD player... ;)
     
  9. tteich

    tteich Active Member

    Correct, I'd like to play it in my stand-alone player(s). Don't like the concept of Home media PCs placed in the AV rack.
     
  10. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    The Xbox2 HD-DVD drive is not HDCP complient... so ICT enabled discs will not be playable on the thousands of XBox HD-DVD drives!
     
  11. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    the drive has nothing to do with hdcp, it's what you have it plugged into that matters.
     
  12. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm saying - the XBox360 does not have HDMI out, they’ve "added" that feature in the more expensive "elite" version - SOOO thousands of XBox owners all over the world (a potential 10,000,000 if everyone bought the HD-DVD drive) who paid for the HD-DVD drive add-on would not be able to play their movies in HD if ICT is enabled!

    ICT is a really bad idea anyway, because it can be circumvented *without* cracking the disc at all, just by using "cracked firmware" - the same how region coding can be circumvented, since it's a "flag" and nothing else.
     
  13. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    The flag is set on the disc not in the firmware.
     
  14. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    It's the same principle with region coding - the region flags are set on the disc and the player checks it... what's the diff?
     
  15. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    The way I understood it, both MS and Sony got the industry to make a deal with them that ICT won't be used on any discs until 2010. After that, however, the studios have free reign to add it to any discs they want. Given that even the Xbox 360 Arcade now has HDMI, it seems that MS is taking the approach of "if you want to continue to use a 360 to play movies after 2010, buy an Arcade to replace your non-HDMI 360". Then again, you will still be able to play your entire library of discs up to 2010 on your "old" 360. Given that by 2010 stand alone HD DVD players will probably be 50 bucks or less, I don't really see this as a problem.