http://blogs.consumerreports.org/el...e-hd-component-video-hello-analog-sunset.html For example, as of January 1st of this year, manufacturers have not been permitted to make new Blu-ray players with component-video jacks capable of outputting high-definition (HD) video; instead, video sent via the component outputs is limited to SD (standard definition, either 480i or 576i). Existing models in the lineup with HD component-video connections can be sold through 2013, but starting in 2014, no new models will have any analog video outputs. Hence the term "analog sunset." If you already own a Blu-ray player with active HD component-video outputs, you might think you're safe. Sadly, that's not the case, because of another piece of technology called the Image Constraint Token (ICT), which can be embedded in the video stream of a Blu-ray movie. When activated by a Hollywood studio, the ICT can down-rez (reduce the resolution of) the quality of the video sent via the component-video output.