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Stuart7,083 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I have a 'naughty' HDMI splitter connected to my Sky+HD box which overcomes the HDCP and allows me to record programmes to my PC. Laughing

I have been wary of moving to SkyQ, as I thought it might be a bit smarter and able to detect what I was doing. Shocked
noggin13,608 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I have a 'naughty' HDMI splitter connected to my Sky+HD box which overcomes the HDCP and allows me to record programmes to my PC. Laughing

I have been wary of moving to SkyQ, as I thought it might be a bit smarter and able to detect what I was doing. Shocked


Chances are your splitter is HDCP 1.4 and your Sky Q will want HDCP 2.2 if connected to a UHD display. If it's connected to an HD display it will be fine with HDCP 1.4. I expect.
Stuart7,083 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Chances are your splitter is HDCP 1.4 and your Sky Q will want HDCP 2.2 if connected to a UHD display. If it's connected to an HD display it will be fine with HDCP 1.4. I expect.

I suspect my current splitter is HDCP 1.4, but feeds well to my UHD TV from a Sky+HD box.

A quick search has just found a reasonably priced similar splitter which offers HDCP 2.2 for up to UHD quality.
noggin13,608 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Chances are your splitter is HDCP 1.4 and your Sky Q will want HDCP 2.2 if connected to a UHD display. If it's connected to an HD display it will be fine with HDCP 1.4. I expect.

I suspect my current splitter is HDCP 1.4, but feeds well to my UHD TV from a Sky+HD box.


Sky+HD will be HDCP 1.4 max - so won't have an issue. Most (but not all early) UHD TVs are HDCP 2.2 - which is backwards compatible with HDCP 1.4. HD TVs will be HDCP 1.4 max.

An HD source will be HDCP 1.4 so will work fine into an HDCP 1.4 HD display, or an HDCP 2.2 display running in backwards compatibility mode.
A UHD source will be HDCP 2.2 UHD into a UHD TV with an HDCP 2.2 input, and will drop down to HDCP 1.4 HD to feed an HDCP 1.4 HD display.

What most UHD sources will complain about is feeding a UHD signal to a UHD display in HDCP 1.4. You'll probably get an error complaining about the lack of HDCP 2.2 support.

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A quick search has just found a reasonably priced similar splitter which offers HDCP 2.2 for up to UHD quality.


No comment.

However remember some UHD modes are HDMI 1.4 compatible - so you may find you have something that is HDCP 2.2 but not HDMI 2.0 compatible.
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