HDCP 2.2 Help!!!

Posted by: ChrisG on 01 May 2017

HDCP 2.2 

I plan to buy a new 4K TV and wish to add a soundbar. 

Most of the current soundbars arenít HDCP 2.2 compliant or if they are they only have one HDMI 2.2 socket, not that that means a great deal to me and Iíve received conflicting advice from several shops.

If I only have non 2.2 HDMI sockets on the soundbar what happens? 

My new TV will receive 4K pictures but will only pass through standard sound(whatever that is?) via the HDMI socket to the sound bar? 

It looks as if I should route all devices (DVD player etc) into the TV and then one HDMI connection to the soundbar, does this make sense? 

Any advice in laymanís terms would be most appreciated. 

Many thanks.


Posted on: 02 May 2017 by winkyincanada

We found it better to route all video-related audio through the TV, so just one connection to the soundbar, yes. It just makes synchronization much less an issue.

Can't help with the HDCP2.2 fiasco except to say I was under the impression that is was focused on restricting video (specifically 4K), not audio. You may also have the option of an optical connection to the soundbar, rather than HDMI?

Posted on: 02 May 2017 by ChrisG

Thanks Winky, if I ever get a definitive answer on the HDCP 2.2 issue I'll let you know!