Originally Posted by Soundfx4
I've run into a bit of a situation (one that from my understanding, a lot of people have run into). I just bought a playstation 3 mainly for use as a blu-ray player and to run linux on, but it seams that my display is not HDCP compliant and so the blu-ray feature is pretty much pointless at the moment. I've heard of boxes that strip HDCP, but I've also heard that different games, blu-ray movies, and firmware updates can and will change it so that box is useless in due time. Does anyone here by any chance know how to get 1080p to display on a non HDCP device? I do plan on eventually buying an HDCP display, but I can't afford one at the moment, so it's either this display, or nothing at all.
any help is appreciated!
Dell 2405FPW Display, DVI input non-HDCP complient.
As suggested by the other posts the workaround here is to use component video connections - though I'm not sure if the Dell 2405 does 1080p over component.
(Does it even support 1080p over DVI? I used to have one and know it's a 1920x1200 monitor - never tried sending it 1920x1080 directly.)
The short answer to your first question is... you can't.
The whole purpose of HDCP is ensure that both the source & display device are HDCP compatible. There is no device that can legally strip the HDCP protection and transmit the signal in unencrypted digital format.
There used to be a device available on the web that would take an HDCP protected DVI signal and convert it into standard VGA. I'm not sure whatever became of that... maybe sued out of existance.
Connecting a non-HDCP display to an HDCP source does not inherently prevent you from receiving a signal though - it depends on the content. The source recognizes that the display does not support HDCP, but if the content is not encoded to require the protection, the source can transmit the data anyways.
The PS3 will probably not send any signal to your device via HDMI/DVI at all if playing a commercial BD movie, but would probabaly happily transmit 1080p to your device if playing a game or a non-commercial BD.