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No HDMI cables for premium channels.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by bamahd, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Welcome, and Happy Holidays! Your question is more than fair. Do you have an AVR in the mix? What message are you getting?
     
  2. brucefan42

    brucefan42 New Member

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    I'm now getting this message when trying to access DirecTV's premium channels (only when recorded on HR24/500 DVR, no problem watching in real time):
    YOU'RE TV DOES NOT SUPPORT THIS PROGRAM'S CONTENT PROTECTION. REPLACING THE TV'S HDMI CABLES WITH COMPONENT CABLES WILL ALLOW YOU TO VIEW THIS PROGRAM.

    There is an AVR but no HDMI on the AVR (I use a Monoprice HX-501 to switch the HDMI).
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    While component cabling seems to be what DIRECTV is recommending as a workaround to their serious problem, they aren't a valid long-term solution. IIRC, if the content is protected, DIRECTV (in accordance with their license to use HDMI) is supposed to be blocking the analog outputs (one of two choices). The other choice is down-converting the audio and video and I don't think the hardware is set up to do that.
     
  4. west99999

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    C31's are HDCP on ALL channels already.
     
  5. jimmie57

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    What is this ? I did not find that number on their site.

    If you have a set of Component cables and an HDMI cable hooked up to the TV from the DTV receiver, you will get that message. You can unplug either one of them and it will probably play.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    If that were the case, the HD2510PIN component adapter cable would output a 480i signal.

    DIRECTV can't continue to ignore the conditions of using HDMI and/or HDCP.
     
  7. wahooq

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    Get a box for every TV...not that complicated
     
  8. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    It is most certainly complicated if component is the only thing that works with that TV.

    It wouldn't be so bad but DIRECTV seems to love recommending component at the drop of a hat.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    I love Component. I hate HDMI and all the problems it causes. I don't want my TV to talk to my receiver and vice versa, just send the signal and show me the picture.
     
  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Be that as it may, it is likely that the promise of HDCP is one of the factors keeping the ARPU under $100. If the content providers believed that there were no protections for their content, I'm convinced that they would be wanting to take bigger bites of the pie.
     

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