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4K Receiver and hdcp question

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by jwinslow, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    So my three year old pioneer vsx-1121k just bit the dust (firmware error from faulty chip) like countless others (who like mine were purchased under the ruse of no longer relevant quality ).

    My question is about 4k and HDCP 2.2 support. Early last year most receivers either did not support it or only partially. This year more are supporting it but not all ports are 4k / HDCP 2.2 compliant. The one I am considering is a Yamaha with only one 4k HDCP 2.2 port.

    I've looked online but the results seem to tell me what HDCP is, not whether I need a 4k compliant input port for all 4k sources.

    For anyone smarter than me, do I really need all input ports to be 4k proof or is it strictly the output port that matters ? Anyone else in that boat recently ?

    It seems like at most I'd use a single 4k disc player with apps on it and could use ARC for anything else. I don't plan to upgrade to a 4k TV for years given the dearth of content and more importantly, how it trashes the quality of displaying older, low definition content (a crucial factor ignored by those just thinking "omg moar pixels !").

    I plan to buy my next Receiver from Costco for a lifetime warranty (to use within reason, as I won't ask them to give me my money if it dies in a decade, though they will ).
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Was going to start a 4K thread, but found this one so I'll post here. I got a 4K TV New Year's Eve 2015 after my previous HDTV started flaking out, but only just now got around to getting a 4K setup from DirecTV. Their 4K content is still pretty limited (three "full time" 4K channels), but I'm watching the Minnesota/Oregon State game (aka "Rodent Bowl") and while the difference between 4K and HD is not as nearly pronounced as the difference between HD and standard definition, it still is significantly crisper. It's most noticeable in being able to read names on jerseys from a farther distance and seeing a bit more detail in players' facial features and in the field turf. Pretty sweet, actually...

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