First let me say that I am not doing anything illegal. I am just trying to watch the HD channels that I pay for on my HDTV.
Now that DISH has added DRM to most of its channels I am having a problem.
If I turn my HDTV on well before I turn on the receiver then all is well but if the DVR is recording when I turn the TV on or if I don't wait long enough before turning on the receiver then I get errors that the receiver can't detect an HDMI connection and it won't let me watch the channel.
When I am not recording something I can simply turn off the receiver wait a moment then turn it back on. But when I am recording, which is most of the time that I also want to watch TV, then turning it off and back on doesn't work.
Does anyone have any ideas about how to get around this problem? Does someone make a device that I could put between the receiver and my TV that the receiver would always recognize as an HDMI device?
If it matters I have a 722K receiver connected to an Emerson HDTV.
P.S. I have not called DISH yet because I think that one of the things they will want me to try is to reset the receiver which is not an option while I am recording