HDCP is the encryption standard that is used on Blue-ray discs and other such medias. It stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. it was formulated to protect the new-age content formats and it has become a de facto standard in the industry. And now it officially also integrates WirelessHD — a wireless HD content streaming standard that competes with WHDI.
HDCP 2.0, which was finalized and released in 2008, did contain provisions for including new-age wireless standards within its protective ring. However, despite this measure a lot of HDCP compatible wireless hardware is sold by manufactures using a solution called Approved Retransmission Technology. They are sold in broadcast receiver pairs and they cost a hundreds of dollars. In the meantime, HDCP enable wires, including extenders, often can cost as low as $40. Read more »
Date: April 30, 2010