I finally received my Component Video to Composite Video device, and the nasty message has gone away. However, I still cannot watch certain recordings like "Game of Thrones" and the "Green Zone". It says to connect via component, which I am, so I guess I will call DTV, and see what they have to say...... good luck on that.
BTW, closed captioning works fine with this box.
When you say that closed captioning works fine with this box, what exactly do you mean?
The closed captioning that I claim did not work with the component to composite converter that I tried, is the imbedded closed captioning that you turn on and off, NOT with the DirecTV receiver, but the television CC button. When I am displaying the composite or S-Video signal on my television, if I press the CC button on the remote, the captions turn on (and off). When I record that signal using my DVD recorder, then play back the recording, I can also turn the CC on and off uisng the television's CC button. When I used the Component to composite/S-Video converter, the IMBEDDED caption information had been stripped form the signal, and pressing the CC button on the television did not display the captions.
If you are still getting the imbedded caption information in the video stream from yout composite to component converter, then what brand of converter are you using?
Note: I am NOT
talking about the captioning information that appears when you turn captioning ON using your DirecTV receiver. This places the information in the visible part of the picure, NOT IMBEDDED, and when you record that video stream, it is no longer possible to turn the captions off. They have become a part of the picture.
My television displays the CC information using the television's CC button when I am viewing the component feed from the DirecTVs receiver, so I know the information is in there.