Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
I doubt that device will do you any good. There are several devices that will pass 4K. The Quick 6 will pass 4K. The problem is HDCP 2.2. If the device does not have that and I am pretty sure it will not, then it will not pass the 4K movies from the puck or from future 4K BD's. Let me rephrase that, It will not pass the 4K. It will down convert to 480P and pass the info.
Yes, this is the key.
The only work around for me so far is to use a Lumagen mini to feed the hdmi 2 audio through to my McIntosh MX 151 processor. Without it, the MX, and apparently some other av processors, cannot lock onto the audio - it appears the FMP is not stripping the 4k video from the hdmi 2 out, and this confuses processors, or is sending some other invalid or non-continuous video signal.
The Lumagen gives one the option to turn video off on output, so it ignores the incoming video signal, and passes a "blank" 1080i signal, which the processors can handle, and thus lock onto audio.
So even Sony's 5800es 4k receiver must require use of FMP HDMI 2 output I presume - it cannot possibly have hdcp 2.2, unless they cooked in their own workaround to let the FMP and display authenticate in some other way. The difference is a 4k receiver won't choke on the video portion...(edit - my dealer says Sony does do some back door trickery to allow the 5800 to work between the FMP and 4k displays/projectors, though I've not witnessed this myself)
Sony needs to address this, as it's not reasonable to expect non-Sony processors to "deal" with non-standard or invalid incoming video signal...just do what Lumagen does, slap a blank 1080i video signal with the audio on hdmi 2 and be done with it.Edited by thrang - 1/9/14 at 11:33am