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 .
HDMI 1.4 (and newer) devices will most likely not work!
I highly recommend, definitely at Amazon, to read the most recent customer comments carefully!
For more details “Play Station 4 HDCP toggle must be off to record games, on to watch video apps“.
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.
Some devices, like a Play Station 4 console, offer the option to disable HDCP.
The downside can be that some apps, which require HDCP, will not work when HDCP is disabled.I’ve been playing with ambient light for my TV for a while now, as you can see in the “Ambient TV lighting with XBMC Boblight, Open Elec and WS2811/WS2812 LEDs“, to make colorful lights (LEDs) light up matching the video you’re seeing on your TV.The downside of that project is that it only works for a dedicated HTPC running for example Kodi (XBMC).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.Some devices, like the Play Station 3 for example, have Component (good for 1080p if your TV supports it! HDCP does not support analog connections and you should be able to view the video just fine on non-HDCP devices.