Re: Why are Manufactures dragging their feet with HDMI?
Strutter comes the closest to the right answer. PureLink and the other manufacturers are waiting for parts availability to do the things that need to be done. Silicon Image makes the parts that work and they are expensive and take time to get. Thats the problem....not enough supply of the parts that work. There are cheap parts that dont work and those are the cause of all the failures. We dont use those parts, however, there are several brands that do, including monoprice.com. Doing 1080p correctly matters, not price.
HDCP.org never really told anybody how to implement HDCP, hence the difficulties with compatiblity. They have heard the complaints and are taking
steps now to correct it but it did make a lot of folks gun-shy about adopting the new HDMI standard.