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HDCP and Targus Docking Stations

May 21, 20 - Posted in: 2020, Tech Talk by Kevin Quinn, Thee DocKtor
HDCP and Targus Docking Stations

HDCP and Targus Docking Stations

There is nothing to prevent HDCP content from playing through a Targus docking station.  However, to render HDCP encrypted content, every system device must be compliant with the HDCP version of the source content.  That includes the Host and its media player, any cables, and the TV or monitor.

In example, HDCP version 2.2 was designed for 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. It isn’t necessarily backwards compatible with previous versions of HDCP. If you try to watch a 4K Ultra HD movie supporting HDCP version 2.2 and the HDMI cables only support a previous HDCP version, then the movie may be downgraded to a lower resolution or it may not play at all.  

Note, conversion of the HDCP encrypted video signal into a non HDCP supported format is not permitted.  HDCP requires a digital video signal, therefore analog connections such as VGA are not supported.  

For additional information on HDCP please reference the following: 

Wikipedia: High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

Digital Content Protection: HDCP Specifications

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