Originally Posted by tdangelo
That is exactly how our family den Sony plasma is wired. Three wire HD component of the cable box to 15pin HD component in on the plasma. No issues in five years with HDCP. Same with Blue-Ray out of a Playstation going to the plasma the same way.
Because it involves Blu-Ray, I believe that may be an analog sunset issue. My understanding is that just like standalone Blu-Ray players or Blu-Ray players in computers, while older PlayStation boxes may provide analog HD outputs for both Blu-Ray and gaming, newer PS3s still support HD analog component output for gaming but do not support analog HD output for content protected Blu-Ray discs. And units manufactured or sold after the end of next year will not support any analog outputs for protected Blu-Ray content.
Since much of the Blu-Ray content relevant to the consumer market is protected content, some manufacturers of consumer Blu-Ray playback devices are simply limiting all analog output to SD and many may eliminate analog outputs completely in upcoming products.
Cable and satellite is a bit different as they are prohibited from disabling the analog output, however the providers can disable analog HD output for certain periods with certain content (primarily first run, Video On Demand content) via the Selectable Output Control I mentioned.