Updating ps3 codecs
Just like those idiotic region codes of DVD’s and Blu Ray’s.
Non compliant devices, an old (HDMI) TV for example, will simply display a message that the content cannot be displayed written with illegal copying, ripping or to promote piracy.
However, as soon as you play HDCP content (Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, etc), your screen will turn black.
Another, much easier and cheaper method, is the use of a HDMI splitter.
Note that quite a lot of devices, like the XBox One, XBox 360 and for example the Amazon Fire TV, dynamically set HDCP on their HDMI ports.
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.The downside can be that some apps, which require HDCP, will not work when HDCP is disabled.For more details “Play Station 4 HDCP toggle must be off to record games, on to watch video apps“.Another commonality seems to be that they appear cheap China products.Another observation, by others, only with some other splitters, has been that only one of the two connect HDMI devices has to be HDCP compliant so that one of the connected devices already authenticates and “opens” by accident the digital video stream for the other output.