The Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator (AACS LA) is responsible for the development of specifications to manage content stored on next-generation optical media used on PCs and CE devices. According to the 'AACS Final Adopter Agreement' documents, any licensed Blu-ray player manufactured after December 31, 2010 shall limit analog video outputs for Decrypted AACS Content to SD Interlace Modes only (i.e., composite video, s-video, 480i component video and 576i video).
Specifically, commercial Blu-ray disc titles stored in BD-ROM discs and protected digitally broadcasted content recorder and stored in BD-R/RE and DVD-R/RAM (AVREC) media will be available through a device's analogue video outputs in SD Interlace Modes only.
The Blu-ray devices that have been already released before the 31st of December will continue to output HD video through their analog video outputs.
Starting from January 2014, all the Blu-ray devices will not feature any analog video outputs at all, according to the AACS licensing agreement.
Panasonic's "DMR-BZT900" Blu-ray DIGA recorder that will be released in February 2011, as well as Sharp's, Sony's and Toshiba's new BD recorders and players will also conform to the AACS rules.