I am aware that Directv has started putting out HDCP on many channels. HDMI is not used in this case. I am using an R22 to feed into a Sony dvd-r recorder via composite jacks to archive some recordings. Lately, on many channels, including Discovery, about ten seconds in I get "unable to record copy protected movie" and the recorder stops. Because I am no spring chicken and this is not my first rodeo I decided to modulate the composite signal to RF and went thru the built in tuner of the recorder. Same thing! (I was not expecting that, because if anyone remembers copying VHS tapes with macrovision you would go thru composite for picture clarity and use a macrovision decoder instead of using the RF ins and outs that were not affected by the macrovision signal)... So, before I order a new macrovision decoder (ok, we will call it a digital video stabilizer) does anyone know for sure if I am dealing with a macrovision signal or do I need to go in a different direction all together? I assure you I am not making 5,000 copies of the Brady Bunch to sell on ebay - just archiving a few things before my hard drive takes a dirt nap.