IPVMU Certified | 08/01/14 12:23am
I notice newer NVR's and DVR's are including an HDMI output which I regard as a desirable feature. Has anyone encountered any NVR or DVR which stupidly uses HDCP on its HDMI output?
By way of explanation, when video cameras and professional VTR's first started adding HDMI outputs, some of them had HDCP (copy protection) enabled so they had to be used with a monitor which supported HDCP. A monitor without HDCP support could not display the video. This was silly as anything recorded on a video camera or VTR was one's own work and so one should be free from copy-protection schemes. The unthinking implementation of HDCP in video cameras and VTR's unintentionally prevented people from using video capture hardware to capture uncompressed video from the HDMI outputs for editing.
I'm wondering if the same kind of issue may appear with NVR's and DVR's or whether the manufacturers have been sensible and disabled HDCP. If it's a non-issue, then that's one less technicality to consider when shopping for monitors for a video surveillance system.
If you have encountered any surveillance systems which required the use of a HDCP-compliant HDMI monitor, please post the brand and model of NVR or DVR in this thread to help everyone avoid this annoying problem.