[opendtv] Re: HDCP 2.2

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:40:54 -0400

Perhaps 4K to the consumer is not the Next Big Thing.

Much of the world is just beginning to experience HDTV. And much of the 
traditional video world is starting to understand that quality in a digital 
world is not about bigger numbers. 

Many services have moved to 720p and h.264, because when this is encoded 
properly it can deliver very high quality to any display. Step up to 1080P and 
there us plenty of quality for ANY screen you are likely to find in a home.

From the content owners perspective, distributing 4K is akin to sending out 
your masters. Clearly, they want this stuff well protected, and do not expect 
people to buy 4k content to view on an HD display. So a small videophile 
audience for 4k could emerge in the consumer space.

But 4K displays are inevitable. We now have full 1080p HD phones. A 4k display 
in the family room will be very friendly to next gen video games, for viewing 
Internet content, for high resolution photos, and information display for the 
Internet of Things. It will support multiple live streams (multi-view) in HD 

As we saw with DVD, high quality SDTV scales up nicely to HD. The same us true 
for HD to 4K displays.


> On Sep 22, 2014, at 3:09 PM, Mike Tsinberg <Mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> HDCP 2.2 is not backward compatible… What a mess:
> http://www.techradar.com/us/news/television/hdtv/everything-you-know-about-4k-ultra-hd-is-probably-wrong-thanks-to-hdcp-2-2-1256763
> Best Regards,
> Mike Tsinberg
> http://keydigital.com

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