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Lost HBO over HDMI

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#21 OFFLINE   bldxyz



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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

Don't know, but it will. HBO will apply the same rules to every provider, it's only a matter of time.

bldxyz, again which splitter did you get? Or will both suffice?

See the links in my original message #8 earlier.

I'll get to it. I just haven't had the chance.

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#22 OFFLINE   bldxyz



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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

bldxyz, again which splitter did you get? Or will both suffice?

See the links in my original message #8 earlier.

Okay: with no promises that this will work for anyone else, since I haven't a clue why this solution works and merely followed the advice to get a powered HDMI-Splitter (HDCP compliant), this is the one I bought, and has worked for me*.

1x2 Pigtail HDMI® Splitter

*Three notes:
  • I haven't even been powering it, since it seems to be working without the power plugged into it. Perhaps that is because I'm not actually splitting the HDMI signal?
  • Yesterday, a few times when I turned on the TV, the color was strange (very yellow). I found that switching the input and putting the DVR into standby and back corrected the issue. This may or may not be related to item #1, the fact that I haven't plugged in the splitter's power adapter.
  • When first connecting the splittler, it didn't display anything on the screen when I used position 1 in the splitter, but it did for position 2.

Again, no promises that it will work for anyone else.

Edited by bldxyz, 30 April 2012 - 11:44 AM.
made what I said a little clearer

#23 OFFLINE   coldsteel


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Does anyone know if this HDMI incompatibility issue is also hitting Dish Network and Cable outlets?

Yes, it is affecting Dish Network.
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#24 OFFLINE   jamer81


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

HBO should just be grateful that millions of cable/satellite subscribers who DON'T watch their channel are effectively 'subsidizing' or paying for HBO anyway, because of how cable/satellite are sold in bundles with several hundred channels. Isn't that effectively a form reverse piracy, HBO stealing money from people with no interest in watching HBO?

Edited by jamer81, 19 July 2012 - 01:28 PM.

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#25 OFFLINE   Herdfan


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

No. HBO is a separate premium subscription package. Only those that want to pay for it are paying for it.

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