Originally Posted by TweakerInWA
Just a hunch,
But I highly, highly! doubt HDCP 2.2 will be a requirement or necessary for 4K Blu-ray in the near future. To many 4K sets on the market without it already. The only thing you'll need to worry about in the next couple of years as far as 4K compatability goes is HDMI 2.0. ..The biggest area of general concern with HDMI 2.0 is in people's AVR's. Either folks are going to have to upgrade, or hope the manufacturer had some foresight and will be able to update via a firmware patch..
Edit : Just to be more specific, Sony is requiring it (HDCP) for use with their players. It's not an industry wide standard that's been adopted in the display industry. All about content control...
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I highly, highly! think that HDCP 2.2 will be the de facto content protection for commercial 4K content. Let's be clear: it's NOT a Sony invention, it's merely the latest version of the HDCP system which has been around for ages and which was adopted by EVERYONE who wished to used licensed HDMI hardware. Sony are using 2.2 because they've been first with a genuine 4K player, that's all. And it is actually in every 4K TV AFAIK
, it's literally only the very first run of Sony sets (which were the first 4K TVs on the market out of ANY manufacturer, don't forget) which needed the upgrade.
Pioneer and other receiver manufacturers aren't using it, granted, their rationale being that A) there's no HDCP 2.2 gear aside from Sony's X series player and B) there's a chronic lack of HDMI chips which combines full-bandwidth HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. So in the 18-months/2 years which it'll (hopefully) take 4K Blu-ray to come to market, they'll get some folks buying this gear, and if/when 4K Blu-ray comes out and needs HDCP 2.2, they'll say "you got two years out of your amp, what are you complaining about?"
edit: here's what Movielabs - the R&D company set up by Disney, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros - recommend for 4K distribution, and HDCP 2.2 is a key component: http://copyrightandtechnology.com/20...nt-protection/
There's also a PDF of their recommendations here (check page 4): http://movielabs.com/ngvideo/MovieLa...ion%20v1.0.pdf