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This means that for example the navigation menu of the Amazon Fire TV and certain non-HDCP apps will work just fine.However, as soon as you play HDCP content (Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, etc), your screen will turn black.
This can be you old TV or projector, or trying to record game playing (PS3), making screenshots, or … One of the methods used, yet sometimes complicated and expensive, is by converting the signal for example to VGA, Component or Composite video.
For my Ambient Light project I’ve considered using this, since I only need a low resolution representation of the video – Ideally I’d prefer a video output of say 160 x 90 pixels .
But more about that once I’ve finished that project.
Key with these splitters seems to be that they support up to HDMI 1.3b, which does not need to be a big problem unless you’re planning on blasting 4K or even 8K video over the HDMI cable.
Another commonality seems to be that they appear cheap China products.