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Home theater installers & HDCP 2.2 – Why do you care?

How can a seemingly random string of letters & numbers affect your home theater?

When building a home theater, you should be knowledgeable about the latest security standards & how to ensure your videos, games & audio operate at premium levels.

What is HDCP?

  • HDCP 2.2, or High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection version 2.2.
  • HDCP is digital copy protection. In brief, this protocol prevents copying of digital audio & audio content.
4k HDCP 2.2 Compliant Switch

Are your 4K switches HDCP 2.2 Compliant?

Why do you care?

HDCP causes problems for you:

  • If you want to connect multiple screens to a device; for example, a bar with several televisions connected to one satellite receiver or when a user has a closed laptop and uses an external display as the only monitor.
  • Video games can become latent because of additional processing power required. Live streaming or capture of game play is also adversely affected.
  • Edward Felten wrote “the main practical effect of HDCP has been to create one more way in which your electronics could fail to work properly with your TV.”
  • All Apple laptops, if they are confronted with HDCP, automatically switch all output from the DVI / Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt connector port to be HDCP compliant. If the user then wishes to record or use videoconferencing programs, these are inherently forbidden by HDCP.

What about HDCP 2.2?

  • HDCP 2.2 is a physical chipset. Only NEW chipsets can support 2.2 – existing chipsets cannot be upgraded with firmware.  HDCP 2.2 is a requirement for any source device delivering HDCP content at 4K UltraHD resolutions.
  • It’s important to research your products of choice and make sure they’ve been designed to work with future technologies, especially when researching & building a home theater.
  • Home theater installers need to be especially cautious when installing systems: Understanding HDCP 2.2 limitations is critical for any dealer looking to install a 4K UltraHD system

Give the quick summation. What do I need to do?

 

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Modern Electricity Usage

Where would we be without all the conveniences of modern technology? To take advantage of these benefits we have computers, laptops, tablets, iPods, iPhones, copiers, fax machines, cameras, game boxes, etc., etc., etc. These have long since switched from luxury  items to necessities. Unfortunately all of these desirable components draw a lot of electricity. They are often referred to as vampire loads – running 24/7. Your docking station may get more traffic then the airport!

In a county where we are trying to reduce our carbon footprints, it’s important to look to the future so we can have the power we need when we need it but with as little damage as possible. Having up to date wiring, panels, switches, and eco friendly lighting goes a long ways to using the energy where we need it and saving it where practical.

Let’s keep progress moving in the right direction. Forward! while leaving as small of a wake in its path as possible!

Smart Switch allows you to track how much energy you are using as well as turn off load usage when not in use.

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