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HDCP 2.2 and 2.0 Compliance ATTENTION Home theater geeks

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In the process of setting up a new theater room, I stumbled across a really F'd Up new fly in the ointment that will impact anyone looking to buy any component that will play, stream or even by-pass 4K content,  Unless you buy a HDCP 2,2 compliant component (including tv's, blu-ray player, streaming device or receiver/tuner) you will not be able to play 4K content in the future.  In fact, unless all components are 2.2 compliant, you can't play 4K, meaning that in the future, if you were to stream 4K, your TV and receiver would both have to be 2.2 complaint. Here's a really good article.  http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/what-you-need-to-know-about-hdcp-2-2.html

 

The catch here is that most likely you wont have this issue any time soon but I would think most people buying 4K enabled devices would rather not replace them in 2-5 years. IF anyone is knowledgeable on this and has any input, I wold appreciate it.  Right now, there are very few tv's or receivers that are actually can handle both formats. 

 

When do the new TV's & receivers hit the market for 2016? 


Edited by Finndog - 6/15/15 at 6:33am
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I take it you want to use the receiver as an HDMI switch?     

I'm thinking that a -somewhat kludgey- workaround would be to use the TV HDMI out to the non-compliant receiver and plug your (relatively few so far) 4K sources directly into the TV.   

Sure it's a cabling hassle and a switch priority hassle, but it gets you there until more compliant HTRs and signal sources show up on market.

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