I'm trying to watch both Viaplay and Netflix in Ultra HD on my computer, but currently it fails. This is my current setup:
- MSI GE75 Raider 10SGS laptop, with GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card. This laptop has a built-in Full HD screen
- Via HDMI, I've connected an external monitor to my laptop. This is the LG 29WL500 monitor, a 21:9 Full HD monitor
My current setup doesn't fullfil the HDCP 2.2 requirement to watch Ultra HD on Netflix and Viaplay. I guess you're wondering now: why do you care about Ultra HD if you don't have a 4K monitor? Good question. Well, since my current setup doesn't fullfil the HDCP 2.2 requirement, Viaplay allows me to only watch their UHD content in 720p50fps 5000mbps quality. Ultra HD on a Full HD monitor would still look better than this 720p stream.
I already found out that there are HDMI splitters on the market which can bypass HDCP 2.2, but I'm not entirely sure how to set this up. I've watched many videos on Youtube about this, but I think their situation is way more complicated than mine, as they want to record/capture Ultra HD stuff as well via an Elgato capture card. But that's not what I want, I simply would like to watch Ultra HD on my computer (even it's only a Full HD monitor), nothing else.
In my case, is it just a matter of doing this?
- Connect my laptop via a HDMI 2.0 cable to a HDMI splitter, which can bypass HDCP 2.2
- Then connect that splitter to my external Full HD monitor via another HDMI 2.0 cable
Would it be that simple? Or do HDMI splitters that can bypass HDCP 2.2 only work with 4K monitors?
Thanks in advance!
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Look on ebay for a device that will output hdcp 2.2.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
Thanks for your reply, johns0!
I just had a quick look on Ebay, and found this:
Is a device like this the thing I need? In other words: any HDMI splitter will do the trick, as long as it outputs HDCP 2.2? Is that correct?
That won't work,you need a device that will output hdcp 2.2,that just passes along hdcp 2.2 if it's there to begin with.You can buy this item from your ebay or from that site.
http://www.premiertek.net/products/cable/HDCP-1422.htmI think,therefore i am a hamster.
Ah, now I understand, I think. So, I need a device which converts 1.4 to 2.2? Then I'm going to order the device you suggest.
Thanks for your help!
If your external monitor is hdcp 2.2 compliant then you will need that device.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
I know there are 1080p monitors that can accept 2160p HDR10 input and downscale it to HD resolution and tone-map HDR-10 to SDR because I have one. However, my monitor has an HDMI 2.0 input. I don't have the bandwidth to stream UHD Netflix but my monitor can display UHD HDR-10 output from my desktop PC as well as display the output of a set-top UHD Blu-ray player playing a commercial UHD Blu-ray disc.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
@johns0 I'm not sure if I understand your comment? Because, I was assuming that the Premiertek would make my external monitor 2.2 compatible? I don't think my monitor is 2.2 compatible out of the box? Sorry to sound like a newbie, but actually, I'm quite new to this.
@usually_quiet Thanks for your comment as well! Unfortunately, my external monitor doesn't do this. When I watch a 2160p50 HDR10 video, then it looks quite dark on my monitor. So, I don't think it converts it to SDR, isn't it?
Last edited by TheCount_180; 30th May 2021 at 17:29.
Have you tried playing anything on that monitor to see if it works anyways?I think,therefore i am a hamster.
I have some 2160p50 HDR10 video files on my hard drive, which all run fine on the external monitor via VLC Media Player. But they're not DRM protected.
When I try to play a 4K video on Viaplay, then it shows me the 720p50fps version of it, because my monitor is only Full HD and has probably no HDCP 2.2 support out of the box.
EDIT: This is what Viaplay requires to watch 4K content. Taken from the Viaplay website, translated by Google Translate:
"Microsoft Edge browser. To stream in 4K, you need an HDMI connection that is compatible with HDCP 2.2 or a built-in monitor that can display content in 4K, as well as a 7th generation Intel Core processor."
The other component of HDR is greater brightness and more contrast. Good HDR displays can produce brighter highlights as well as brighter colors than a typical SDR display. If the display can't produce the required brightness, the picture looks darker than it should.
VLC also perform tone-mapping on video that is encoded for 4K HDR so that it looks close to the way it is intended to look on an SDR display.
I am using Windows 10, an 8th generation Intel Core i processor, and the HDMI port is HDMI 2.0. HDCP 2.2 is only necessary for protected content but HDMI 2.0 is needed for 4K 50Hz input or 4K 60 Hz input.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329