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    Monoprice Blackbird 4K Pro HDCP Converter, 2.2 to 1.4
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    I have a Yamaha RX-A1030 receiver, a Samsung JU7100 4k Smart TV and the new ROKU Premiere+ (with 2.2 HDCP). When I connect the ROKU directly to the TV's HDMI input, I get excellent 4k video but only get PCM sound via the HDMI ARC connection to my Yamaha RX-A1030. When I connect the ROKU directly to my Yamaha RX-A1030 then out to my 4k TV (using the HDMI ARC), I get 5.1 audio but can't get 4k video on my TV. I know I have a compatibility issue. Will this device solve my problem?
    Richard C on Dec 16, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Looking into your receiver, it is likely that you are running into a compatibility issue when it comes to 4K content due to the Roku requiring HDCP 2.2 for its 4K content. Using the 2.2 to 1.4 converter would allow you to view the 4K content from the Roku.

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    Can I use the to split ps4 pro so that 1 hdmi connects to a HDR 4K (hdcp 2.2) tv and the other to a non hdcp 2.2 receiver for hd audio?
    A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. This unit is not capable of splitting an HDMI signal to two destinations. It also will not bypass the requirement for HDCP and will only convert HDCP 2.2 to 1.4 for use with HDCP 1.4 compliant devices.
    Do I put a blackbird on each input of a receiver, or just the receiver output before the Projector?
    A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It will depend on where you have the 1.4 device. If the projector is 1.4 then before the projector, if the AVR is 1.4 then the AVR.
    does this converter support 18gbps? or 10.2gbps like the others?
    A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. Unfortunately no this unit does not support 18Gbs and only supports 10.2Gbs. I apologize for the inconvenience
    My Roku 4 gives me an error that my TV (which is a Sony projector and not 4K) is not HDCP 2.2 and the content cannot be displayed. The Roku refreshes something after about 15 seconds and then I can see my Roku home screen. My Denon receiver is HDCP 2.2 but my projector is not. Will this eliminate that error I see during first start up?
    Jason S on Jan 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The HDCP converter is designed to convert the HDCP 2.2 signal to a HDCP 1.4 signal. However, it does not convert resolution. If the Roku 4 requires a display must support a 4K resolution with HDCP 2.2 signal, the device may not work for your intended purpose. I hope this helps.
    Will this convert an hdmi 2.0 output (from my graphics card) to the hdmi 1.4 input (on my external display)?
    A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: HDMI outputs are backwards compatible--you shouldn't need anything for them to work. However, if you aren't getting the results you want from your current setup, it could be because your display is only compatible with up to HDCP 1.4, so this would then benefit you by getting your HDCP 2.2 signal from your graphics card to accept your display.
    Can't seem to make it work with chromecast ultra. Any suggestions?
    A shopper on Mar 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at tech@monoprice.com with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    Will this box support HDR10 ? What about 4:4:4 Chroma ?
    julio v on May 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It will not, as a Display that was built with the HDMI 1.4 format wouldn't be capable of supporting such features to begin with.
    I'Ve connected my PS4 pro to my tcl 40inch 4K TV via this converter and am getting no signal. Both the power and signal indicators are on and I'm using hdmi cables capable of carrying 4K signals. Does anyone know what the problem could be?
    A shopper on Dec 31, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The first thing you should investigate is if you have HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 with your TV inputs. Reason being is that the PS4 will only transmit 4K signals at 60hz. (Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.) HDMI 1.4 will only accept 4k at 30hz and HDMI 2.0 will recieve 4k at 60hz. So if your TV is not to spec, this converter is useless and will not recive the signal. Some televisions have HDMI 2.0 with a 1.4 HDCP spec. Thats the only time that this converter box is useful. Hope that helps.
    Hello, I plan on purchasing a PS4 Pro and an Acer Predator XB1 4K monitor. The PS4 requires a connection to HDMI 2.0 to be able to play 4K, but the monitor only accepts HDMI 1.4. Will this allow My PS4 to play in 4K on the monitor. Essentially I need it to trick the PS4 to think its connected to 2.0?
    A shopper on May 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I used to think the same way like you. With HDCP the monitor has to go because with it come to the HDCP protocol, the last equipment that receives the HDCP signals has to be 2.2 compliant. There is no way to trick it in my attempt watch DTV 4k format. You are welcomed to try.
    Has this 2.2 to 1.4 conventer been updated to work with Directv 4k mini yet. And how is the picture ? Does it work with new oppo uhd player.
    New User U on Mar 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Directv HDCP 2.2 needs a TV that is also HDCP 2.2 compliant. This converter box cannot do it so the 4k picture protocol will not be presented correctly with this box connected in-line. Directv 4k client will give you a great picture when I connect to 4k TV which has HDCP 2.2 also (my case Samsung 7200 series with Media upgrade).
    I have also Samsung KA8500 4k BD player this has to be connected directly to the TV. If you connect to a Receiver, the HDMI input port of the receiver has to be HDCP 2.2 compliant also. I do try Oppo player since I did not buy one. I hope my answer helps.
    I have a processor with two mirrored HDMI 2.2 outputs. Once goes to a 4K 2.2 projector, the other to a 1080P TV 1.4. For this to work, the device has to "act like" a 4K on the processors HDMI output and deliver 1080P at the TV. otherwise the projector HDMI output will be down converted to 1080P will this device work? thanks
    steve y on May 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This device will make your processor think that it is feeding a 2.2 signal to a 2.2 supported display but then will convert that 2.2 signal to a 1.4 signal so that your display will be able to read it. It would work just fine with your setup.

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    I just got a tivo dvr from mediacom and it will not play through my Integra dtr40.3 receiver to LG 4K 2.2 compliant tv. Will this converter allow me to play cable tv/recordings through the receiver. What image will I get on the tv 1080p or 4K?
    clyde h on Sep 15, 2017
    Does this unit require independent power or will it work drawing power from the HDMI input?
    A shopper on Oct 10, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It requires an independent power and the unit comes with its own power adapter.
    does this still work with Roku 4?
    Howard H on Dec 16, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should. I have one of the newer Roku Premier+ products and it works great with mine. I have 4K enabled with a TV that only supports HDCP 1.4
    Anyone have problems with not getting a picture unless you unplug the hdmi cable from the back of the television and plug it back in?
    Raymond M on Jan 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, after an update series to the Samsung UltraHD Blu-ray player, I've occasionally had to disconnect power / restart the Blackbird when the signal shifts to protected 4K playback. Not sure if there is a firmware update available to fix this.
    Will this work with a PS4 Pro going to a non 2.2 HDCP TV to view Netflix and play games in 4K?
    A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I don't have a PlayStation 4 Pro, but I have an Xbox One S and an older 4K TV that does no support HDCP 2.2. Before getting this box all that would display in 4K was the Xbox Dashboard. No Netflix, YouTube or anything in 4K. After getting this box I now can see and watch everything that is available in 4K. I would highly highly recommend buying.
    Can I use this device with the original xbox one to display 4k?
    A shopper on Sep 8, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: If your xbox one outputs 4k and your TV can display it, then YES. If your xbox requires HDCP 2.2 for 4k output and your TV is limited to HDCP 1.4, then the Blackbird is the perfect solution to make it work. (If your TV cannot do 4k, then I expect your xbox will downscale it's automatically. The Blackbird won't change that.)
    Can I use this to downscale a 2560x1440@60Hz signal to a 1920x1080@60hz signal?
    New User U on Aug 17, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Based on my understanding, the Blackbird is designed to *preserve* 4k, not to downscale it. It will certainly work with a downscaling device, but it won't do the downscaling itself.

    The point of the Blackbird is to fix compatibility problems. My cousin brought over his Nintendo Switch which uses the latest HDCP which isn't compatible with my old DLP TV. The Switch would not work plugged directly into my TV. Connecting it through my Blackbird fixed the problem, and we had a lot of fun while he was in town.

    The Switch doesn't output 1440p, but if it did, it would have detected my TV's limit and downscaled it's output accordingly. If my TV were 720p, it would have downscaled to that. Most video sources do that. (Especially PCs including tablets & laptops)
    Does it pass Dolby Atmos sound content?
    A shopper on Jul 17, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I can’t answer that for sure. I can tell you that it didn’t even pass the 4K like it was supposed to. I would not recommend this product. I bought two of them and neither one worked as it was supposed to.
    I bougth one and just turn on the red light and do not convert the image to 4k, my screen is a Samsung UN55F9000, could you help me?
    New User U on Jan 22, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: it is not an upscaler , it just converts the type of HDMI Copy Protection. So if your roku supports 4k using HDCP 2.2 and your tv supports 4 K using 1.4 it will let them work and you will get 4k on the tv. It does not convert HD to 4k if your source is not 4k
    How can I use in playstation 4 pro, is normal that only the red light is on?
    A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I went from a Roku Plus to a 4K monitor. It worked well except for issues with the Roku having to be reset occasionally. You only need this if you are going from a device that requires hdcmp 2.2 to a display that doesnt provide it. (like a PC Monitor). Pretty sure the green light was on for me which indicated that the hdcmp 2.2 was being feed back to the source.
    I have an rca 65"4k (rtu6549) that isn't hdcp 2.2 but it also doesn't say that it's 1.4 either. Will this work?
    A shopper on May 22, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It should be 1.4
    I have an older plasma TV with HDMI 1.3. My problem is that if I plug an HDMI 2.2 from my any device, I can see the video perfectly, but my TV can't read the digital audio on the speaker. Do you think that if I use this box that the conversion will do the job?
    Thank you.
    A shopper on Sep 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: If you can see the video perfectly, I think the Blackbird will make no difference. If the problem were that your HDCP 2.2 video source was rejecting the TV, then your picture would be degraded or withheld completely, and then the Blackbird would help. The problem you describe sounds like an audio misconfiguration or decoding incompatibility. The Blackbird converts the HDCP protocol which is separate from routing & decoding audio. It sounds like you need to change settings on your source &/or TV to be sure your audio is sent & received via HDMI or maybe it needs to be set to LPCM instead of DTS or Dolby.
    Will this accept a 1080p input at 60hz? If so, what refresh rate would the output be at?
    A shopper on Jun 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, this will support a 1080p @ 60Hz input and it will support a 60Hz 1080p output.
    I have my GPU (Nvidia 10 series HDCP 2.2 compatible) plugged into the blackbird via hdmi, then the blackbird 1.4 out plugged into the hdmi 2.0 of my computer monitor (Acer H277hk). When I do so I get no signal at all on the monitor, and only the power light is on the blackbird, nothing happens with status light. I tried plugging the output into a regular 1080p TV as well, and again no signal. Would I get a signal either way if box is working (even if display isn't 4k), or does this mean box isn't working at all?
    Tianwei X on Apr 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You did not tell me if you get the green light on the blackbird. What I found is, the HDMI cable matters a LOT!!!! My blackbird definitely works but I had to upgrade all cables to HDMI 2.0b for full backwards compatibility and my problems went away. I did not have the NO signal but HDCP errors on my SUHD Samsung tv.
    Does this device support audio return channel ?
    Abbey G on Mar 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This converter will not support an audio return channel.
    I bought this and from time to time my TV will go black and the input will flicker and reset. Like the HDCP handshake is failing. Sometimes just video will go out for a moment but audio will stick. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
    William K on Jan 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at tech@monoprice.com with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    Is this device legal to use in Canada?
    A shopper on Sep 24, 2018
    Hi ,

    I have a TCL L55P1US 4K Ultra HD TV which send to be HDMI 1.4. I have connected Chromecast Ultra, but I don't get 4K display, it only plays back in Full HD. Will this solve my problem and allow playback in true 4K?

    Please advice, thanks in advance.

    A shopper on Jul 16, 2018
    4.2 / 5.0
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    Did not work for ps4 pro
    Well constructed and quickly delivered. However ps4 pro would not recognize it as HDCP 2.2 and therefor it did not work as advertised. Will update if I can figure out any user error.
    December 21, 2016
    1 year ago
    Perfect to connect Fire TV (HDCP 2.2) via Yamaha receiver (non HDCP 2.2) then to a Vizio 4K TV (HDCP 2.2)
    OK, so here is the setup: Amazon Fire TV connected to Blackbird converter then to Yamaha RX-V675 receiver and out to a Vizio 4K TV. The Yamaha was HDCP compatible but not HDCP 2.2 compatible, so without the converter, you would see an error on the Fire TV display settings screen that the attached device wasn't HDCP compatible and 4K video wouldn't pass. With the converter, all is well with Fire TV showing HDCP compatible devices and Ultra HD on playback with the Yamaha showing 4K video output and Vizio showing 2160P video. All is good.

    PROS: Works as stated

    CONS: Indicator lights a little bright. Nothing a grey piece of tape couldn't fix.
    November 5, 2016
    Works as stated
    I have a 50" TCL 4k tv I bought in early 2014, and have never been able to get 4k content to it due to a lack of HDCP 2.2 HDMI ports on it. I had bought a new 4k Amazon Fire TV last year and have never been able to take advantage of the 4k content on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video through my TCL tv. I had searched and searched for AFFORDABLE solutions to bypass the HDCP 2.2 protection on 4k content but other places made HDCP 2.2- 1.4 converters for $175-$250 (AT THE CHEAPEST), which to me was absurd. I patiently waited and then recently this HDCP 2.2- 1.4 converter popped up on Monoprice for an incredible price of $29.99. I just had to try it (got it for $26.99 thanks to 10% off).

    Once it arrived I immediately noticed how well built it was. Seriously, this is a pretty small unit, but weighs quite a bit (very good IMO). I hooked up my Fire TV to the HDCP 2.2 HDMI in and then ran a 2nd HDMI cable to the tv from the HDCP 1.4 HDMI out. Hooked the power supply up to the unit (very small) then fire up my tv and fire tv box. I tried some Netflix and Amazon Prime 4k content and both WORKED. So the converter did it's job exactly.

    Keep in mind if you're like me on HDCP 1.4 HDMI 1.4 ports on your tv, you WILL NOT get 4k/60hz content as the tv ports themselves are limited to 4k/24hz which is what it will stream at. So the motion will be a little odd at first for streaming content since it's not at 60hz, but rather 24hz...you get used to it.

    PROS: - $30, seriously, that's cheap for something like this other things like this are $175-$250
    - Incredibly easy to setup
    - Very small, but well built
    - It works flawlessly
    - Power supply cord was good length (6 feet)

    CONS: - Heavy? Not a con to me but some might be surprised how much such a small thing like this weighs
    - Doesn't do chroma 4:4:4 (limited to 4:2:0) but that's not really relevant hooking up to an older non HDCP 2.2 tv
    April 28, 2016
    It Just Works
    After reading up on the horror stories of HDCP 2.2, I thought I'd run the safe path by buying identical brand components for my 4K video experience. HA! Fat chance there! Despite everything I and tech support could think of, a 2014 Samsung 4K UHD TV would NOT sync with the Samsung UHD player when a 4K disk was being used as a video source. Even their mystical HDMI UHD-specific port wouldn't function right. The Blackbird device was dropped in-line to a "standard" HDMI port on the set, and et voila! 4K "Deadpool", 4K "Sicario" (the 'floating dust in sunlit window" moment is mesmerizing in 4K, not visible in HD), it Just Worked.

    PROS: Compact, inobtrusive, EXCEPT FOR...

    CONS: A BLAZING bright red power indicator. Really, this thing passes for a night light in the back of the component stand.
    August 11, 2016
    Works Great!
    I am using this device to allow 4K UHD streaming from a Fire TV to a Samsung 4k Monitor that does not support HDCP 2.2. This device works. I do seem to have odd problems sometimes when the Fire TV goes to sleep which requires me to unplug the cable between fire TV and converter box and plug it back in before the connection to the monitor is re-established. For me this is no big deal and I have not tried too hard to figure out what is going on.

    PROS: Works as advertised

    CONS: Not a con exactly but I would prefer either HDMI powered or USB powered to having another little wall wart to worry about.

    I also wish this kind of nonsense was not required.
    September 13, 2016
    No need to buy a new receiver!
    Happy to say this works. I have it hooked up beteem my Nvidia Shield and Denon S700w, and I now have 4k output.
    May 16, 2016
    Didn't Work On Direct TV 4K Mini to a none HDCP 2.2 connection
    I purchased this because I had a Direct TV 4K Mini going to a receive that was not HDCP 2.2 capable. The sound worked fine but the 4K picture would flash in and out?

    PROS: Not Very expensive

    CONS: Didn't work?
    July 29, 2016
    It works flawlessly to prevent HDCP 2.2 problems which I had.
    I ordered this not knowing if I needed it or not. I had purchased a new Samsung UN65KS8500 and had a Samsung UBD 8500 Blu-ray player but also another4K Samsung with HDR but apparently no 2.2.
    I was using a 4K splitter to send to the two TVs and discovered I had the HDCP 2.2 problem and plugged this in between the splitter and the new Samsung and all was resolved. Perfect and exactly what I hoped.
    December 18, 2016
    1 year ago
    Resurrected an old tv for me. If this didn't work, i was out of options. Works great, is simple and effective. Thank you
    March 21, 2017
    1 year ago
    Worked with Roku 4. I can hardly wait to see it working with UHD-k8500.

    PROS: The colors of the Roku Interface are very vivid. 10-bit color 4K works.

    CONS: No.
    November 3, 2016