[QUOTE=happyscrappy;2107087]The Apple 30" does not support HDCP.
It is a dual-link monitor and HDCP cannot work on dual-link monitors.
I guess if you ran it at 1920x1200 (single link) it would be possible for it to support HDCP. But I’m pretty sure it still doesn’t.[/QUOTE]
Actually, this is no longer the case. Newer video cards do support HDCP over dual-link. See the 6th paragraph of Anandtech’s review of the Nvidia 8600 and 8500 series cards, which states explicitly that the cards support HDCP over dual-link:
ATI cards have supported this feature since the Radeon 2000 series. My card is a Radeon 4870 and it supports HDCP over dual-link:
Aside from the above links, my own experience also demonstrates that newer cards work with dual-link. I don’t have to change my monitor to 1920x1200 resolution.
I can post screenshots of my Apple 30" display playing a Blu-ray movie or with BD Advisor showing that it detects the monitor as HDCP compliant. I know Apple’s specs say nothing about HDCP support so I can understand the skepticism. I don’t know if it’s some loophole caused by my combination of 30" display/video card/BD drive but the bottom line is, Blu-ray movies play. I’ve since tried it with a bunch of Blu-ray titles and every single one of them played using just PowerDVD from the drive’s installation disc.