Originally Posted by Spyke
I don't see why it would matter to be honest. Name one application in Linux thats gonna require a protected video path? I can guarantee you that there wont ever be any BD/HD-DVD playback in Linux until the disk format is cracked.
As for HDMI devices that mandate an HDCP input, well I would avoid that crap like the plague, receiving HDMI devices should always accept an unencrypted TMDS signal.
There are however some Linux based HD-DVD players out there using Pentium 4's, but haven't found anything on anyone successfully gaining any momentum on using this software contained in them.
Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players should be using Linux as the platform, so one can hope that the GPL would step in here and demand source-code of atleast some aspects of them.