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What is HDMI and HDCP?

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About HDMI and HDCP.


HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specification that combines video and audio into a single digital interface for use with digital versatile disc (DVD) players, digital television (DTV) players, set-top boxes, and other audiovisual devices. The basis for HDMI is HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and the core technology of Digital Visual Interface (DVI).

HDCP is an Intel specification used to protect digital content transmitted and received by DVI-compliant displays.