Question HDCP 2.2 switch for SkyQ and other stuff

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  1. C10B

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    Hi all
    I have a 4x4 hdmi switch, but Sky throws an error when I try to connect to my new UHD Samsung TV (says UHD signal not found). So I'm looking to upgrade my switch, but so far I can't find what I need.

    Inputs:
    SkyQ
    Nintendo WII

    Outputs:
    Samsung UHD QLED TV
    Epson HD Projector

    Also attached is a very old (but still very good) Sony surround sound unit.

    Apparently I need the switch to be HDCP 2.2 compliant (whatever that is).

    I've searched and searched, but no joy. Does this even exist?
    (Worst case I'll just drop the WII as it's not really used all that much any more.)

    Thank you :)
     
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    HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is applied to content being transferred via HDMI. In the HD (1080p) world it is HDCP v1.4 - for UHD (2160p) you require HDCP v2.2 compatibility or the Source will either not play or revert to 1080p.

    Having a mix of capabilities (1080p and 2160p) when you have two Display devices (plus a legacy AVR) makes things tricky.

    Any plans to update the Projector?

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    Forgot to ask how the Sony Sound system is connected to the system?

    Joe
     
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    I think it's optical from the SkyQ box.
    (The WII U just plays through the TV even when we use the projector)
     
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    A 2x2, HDCP2.2 compatible, HDMI Matrix (or Dual Output HDMI Switch) with an Optical Output is what you require - you either have a Unit with straight 'passthru' of the audio and video signal and rely on the EDID (capabilities signalling) from the 'active' Display on the Output side of the Matrix triggering your UHD Source to toggle between UHD (2160p/HDCP2.2) and HD (1080p/HDCP1.4) depending on which Display you are using.

    Relying on your Source to react to EDID triggering is not always reliable so you also have the option of a Matrix which can process one or both HDMI Outputs - that way the Source can be set to always deliver its Max capabilities (to suit your Primary Display) and you then configure one Output of the Matrix to down convert the signal to match your less capable Sink (Display device).

    Having an Optical Out on the Matrix allows both of your Sources to be viewed on either (or both) Displays plus listen via the Sound system.

    With a Matrix you can also view two different Sources simultaneously - so you could have SKY Q on the TV and simultaneously play a game from the Wii U on the Projector plus choose one of the Sources to hear via the Sound system.

    HDfury Integral 2 – The Media Factory

    HDfury Vertex – The Media Factory

    Joe

    PS The links are to devices we supply and support - there may be alternatives you can consider.
     
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    Thanks Joe - I think those devices look perfect!
    The price made me wince though - are there sub £200 alternatives?
    Many thanks
    Tim
     
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    You’ll have to head off into the Wild West of Amazon or eBay and look for decent Reviews.

    We stick with the HDFury kit as the folk behind it understand that constantly developing the Firmware the hardware runs on is the only way to keep up with changes to the connected kit.

    Joe
     

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