Originally Posted by Joe Fernand
Always a tricky one
As per previous advice give the cable a big body swerve or risk damaging your kit!
An HDCP ‘Compliant’ converter would only work with non-HDCP protected source content; so not much use for folk who want to watch broadcast or pre-recorded media!
A Converter which breaks HDCP is against HDMI.org rules so getting pretty rare these days as HDMI.org clamp down on Manufactures of these devices.
As Joe hinted at, the more these get discussed in various forums (forii?) the more likely someone from the liscensing orgs will see the discussion. They are against the licensing agreements that all HDMI product manufacturers have to sign.
For what it is worth the availability seems to go in spurts. A new one gets released, it sells for a while then magically disappears from the marketplace.
The key for this forum is that the HDMI Org used to actively participate here and who knows if they still lurk around.