Originally Posted by phimgs
To wajo, DICKEYBIRD, CitiBear, etc:
I just ended a chat with a MonoPrice.com tech (Joreail A) who made it very clear that their video converters (including the 7114 and 8667 models you mention above) will NOT strip copy protection, yet, you guys say otherwise.
I have the Mag 515 (love it, still learning it) and AT&T's UVerse (have everything, like it a lot: it's light-years better than Charter cable!). Most channels are recordable, but every once-in-a-while a few (Showtime and The Movie Channel) are UVerse "copy protected" - my Mag flashes the 'uh-uh, no-no, you can't record this...' error.
Not sure, but he may be saying what is required.
I used to link to Amazon for these converters but noticed the sellers grew and multiplied and some of the units looked "different." That's why I decided to limit the links in my help file to just Monoprice as one potentially honest seller.
Since I just found out that Lenkeng, the original mfgr, issued a news release about their products being counterfeited, and with your note, I did another search and found an Ebay seller for what is supposed to be Lenkeng's LKV-7611 (Component conv.) with a pic without ANY such ident. The unit I have that DID strip CP was from Monoprice and it DOES have not only Monoprice's name in upper left but also the LKV-7611 model # in lower left. Also "Component to Composite Converter" in upper right.Here's the Component converter
on Lenkeng's website, showing that they (or someone) must make Monoprice's units with their name, etc. on it.
It seems all original Lenkeng converters (direct from them) say "Video Converter" in large lettering on toip center of boxes.
I've taken pics of both the Component and HDMI converters I used that do strip CP and will post them in the help file for at least SOME help in identification.
My HDMI filter from an Amazon seller that worked well has no other I.D. beyond the name "HDMI Converter." Ijust went to the Lenkeng site and my converter does NOT look like theirs. Theirs has "Video Converter" in the center top with HDMI in large letters in upper left, as shown here,
so MY HDMI converter might be counterfeit but maybe I lucked out anyway!