What you need to know about Foxtel IQ4
Are you looking at upgrading your Foxtel to IQ4?
Please give us a call on 1300 764 554 before you upgrade to check if your system is compatible with the new 4K box. It's all about the HDCP 2.2 technology.
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Every link in your video chain must support HDCP 2.2 — your TV, video source, and any component the video signal passes through. If just one doesn't, you won't see a 4K picture.
HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a copy prevention technology that’s been used on HDMI connections for over ten years. Version 2.2 is the latest, designed specifically to prevent illegal copying of 4K Ultra HD content. Like earlier versions, HDCP 2.2 creates a secure connection between a source and display via a “digital handshake.”
Some of the earliest 4K TVs from 2013 lacked support for HDCP 2.2. Worse, they couldn't be upgraded because HDCP 2.2 requires a hardware update — it’s not fixable with a firmware update.
HDMI 2.0 is also required for TVs and components to be able to pass 4K video. But you can't assume that every device that has HDMI 2.0 will also support HDCP 2.2
No weak links allowed in the signal chain.
The HDCP 2.2 issue doesn’t just apply to Ultra HD TVs and video sources:
it affects any other components in the signal chain. If you run your HDMI connection through a home theater receiver, matrix or sound bar, it’ll need to be HDCP 2.2 compliant, as well. Any device in the chain that prevents the HDCP digital handshake from happening will prevent you from seeing a 4K image.
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