Is it even possible to strip HDCP from Xfinity X1 video? Just curious. I've read about some devices that are supposed to, but the one I have doesn't seem to do the trick. Not sure if there is something defective, operator trouble or just not possible.
I have this device. It's the ViewHD 4K model; not the ViewHD 3D
Is there a power on sequence?
Should my red led input light light? It does light, if I plug in a non-HDCP signal but it never lights when I plug in my xfinity x1 signal.
Anyone know if any splitter can strip the HDCP from xfinity x1 (not original Comcast)?
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Eight reviews at Amazon for the ViewHD VHD-Pluto 4K HDMI splitter say it strips HDCP, but I can't recall anyone here saying that they have one. Note that it is only HDMI v1.4a compatible so it doesn't offer much future-proofing for UHD video, which will use HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2.
Most members here have the VHD-1X2MN3D and find it works for removing HDCP from a variety of video sources. I haven't heard anything from VideoHelp members about using one with the X1 system, but I found a couple of reviews on Amazon that said it worked with the X1 boxes. The current X1 boxes don't use HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 that will be used for UHD Blu-Ray etc. Given that the the X1 boxes use standard HDMI connections, it seems likely that the VHD-1X2MN3D would work for regular HD cable channels if you can't get any help for your current splitter.
I did order the VHD-1X2MN3D also and it will be here tomorrow. It's more of an academic thing anyway. I don't really have anything that needs stripping. Just got it because it was cheap.
Last edited by MikeSD; 5th Nov 2015 at 15:42.
You could try power cycling the VHD-Pluto to see if anything changes. To reset/power-cycle a splitter, unplug the power adapter and disconnect the HDMI cables. (HDMI carries a small amount of electrical current, enough to power some splitters by itself.) Let the splitter sit for a while to allow any residual charge stored in the electronics to dissipate before reconnecting the power adapter and HDMI cables. I plug the power adapter in last.