HDCP stripper – HOWTO remove HDCP from HDMI signal

I recently encountered an issue where my DirecTV HDMI output was unusable on my new LCD. Thankfully, the following HDMI HDCP stripper allowed me to watch on my monitor 🙂

NOTE: The best price I could find was $19.95 on Amazon with free shipping and if you need the extra HDMI cable, they have them for ~$5.49.

The process is very simple:

  1. Connect power to the HDCP stripper
  2. Connect first HDMI cable from DirecTV receiver to “HDMI INPUT” on the stripper
  3. Connect second HDMI cable from the stripper’s “HDMI OUTPUT 1” to the HDMI port on the LCD monitor
  4. Enjoy the high quality image! 🙂

In other words, HDMI source -> HDCP splitter/stripper -> HDMI monitor/LCD


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Enjoy your game or movie! 🙂


  • Mindy

    Saw your post on twitter. I have this stripper myself and FYI it also works to strip hdcp for PS4. Game on!


    • Hi Mindy,
      That is great news! My buddy Chad just got a new PS4 so I will have to let him know if he encounters any issues.

      Thanks for commenting and have a great day 🙂

      Best regards,

  • GoGoVido

    Thank you for this! Worked a trick for me. Now nothing can keep me from viewing!

  • Hi GoGo,
    Thank you kindly for your comment 🙂

    I am very glad this tip helped you watch your content!

    Best regards,

  • Zachi

    Why did u need strip the HDMI at all?

    • Hi Zachi,
      I have an old monitor that does not support the “High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection” (HDCP) system that many satellite and cable TV devices use with their HDMI outputs. A stripper helps remove the HDCP portion of the digital signal so I can utilize my old school monitor with newer content.

      Best regards,

  • Daryl

    What is the power source for the stripper? Is it USB?

    Can you connect a single non-HDCP monitor into an HDMI output or do you need to connect at least one HDCP compliant device to one of the HDMI outputs to allow the other to support a non-HDCP compliant monitor?

    • Hi Daryl!
      Thank you for your great questions about this HDCP stripper. Here are the anwsers:

      #1 It uses a small power supply that plugs into the wall (I will try to check the voltage, there is a chance it is 5V in which case you could use a USB cable to barrel plug to power it)

      #2 When I used mine, it did not require a HDCP device (i.e. you could hook up a single non-HDCP monitor and it worked fine)… I don’t think they have changed anything about the adapter, but your mileage may vary (thankfully Amazon does have a good return policy if you encounter any issues).

      Please let me know if you have any other questions and have a great day Daryl! 🙂

      Best regards,

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