What are the plans for addressing HDMI/HDCP moving forward? The current solution with the HDMI to component converter (which as of now you can't even order) is a hack at best. Everything is moving to HDMI and more and more AV components are offering only HDMI. I recently purchased the sling 500 and with the existing HDMI setup on an Xfinity X1 box the sling is little more than an expensive paperweight. Surely there is some strategy or planning around this? I can't see remaining relevant without it.
I'm afraid you will never get an answer to this. If you read the Forum House Rules at Slingbox.com - Community Help and House Rules you will see the final point is:
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