How do you disable HDCP on the PS3?

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I have a capture card that I want to use to record some gameplay footage. I was able to find the option on the PS4 to disable HDCP and this allowed me to record gameplay, but I can’t seem to find the same option on the PS3. How do you disable HDCP on the Playstation 3?

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Dan Hastings -

when the PS4 was released it had HDCP enabled and it could not be turned off. There was a patch released to remove HDCP from the PS4 a long time ago now. Unfortunately the same update was not released for the PlayStation 3 and it unlikely it will ever be done now that Sony have moved on to newer systems. It is not possible to disable HDCP on the PlayStation 3 and likely never will be possible. If you want to be able to record gameplay on the PlayStation 3 you need to use component cables. If you use a capture card like the hauppague one for gaming it will give you all the cables you need to be able to record PS3 gameplay footage.

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