Over on Geek Tonic, I recently learned of the HDFury 2 – a small dongle designed to complete the HDCP handshake and convert a digital signal into a possibly more useful analog one. (Component or D-Sub 15, VGA) The folks who’d benefit most probably want to keep older projectors or HDTVs, which lack HDCP, in production. This could also be particularly useful in places like the UK, where I hear more and more boxes are shipping without analog outputs. Presumably to prevent recording. The HDFury 2 reopens that door. And, for now, will keep it open. Recording from an HDMI connection isn’t a technical limitation, as formerly (?) proven by the Gefen HD DVR that I tore apart. However, HDMI licensing restricts those capabilities. And I assume spoofing a HDCP compliant device, as the HDFury 2 appears to, probably isn’t authorized either. Retailing for $200, it’s not inexpensive. But, depending on your needs and application, the HDFury 2 could very well be priceless.