I have a cheap, powered HDMI splitter on my HR23-700. It is feeding a 35' and a 45' 20 gage HDMI cables to the living room and the kitchen. It has worked fine for several years. Recently, DirecTV enabled the HDCP 'security' deal with HBO. I got the message on the screen to switch to component. Annoying but it is OK in that I also have component run to the living room. Thing is, I have to unplug the HDMI cable at the HR-23 or no signal is transmitted over anything. Now it is a royal pain. So... I figured my cheapo splitter was not sending the /responding to the HDCP handshake, and I bought a Monoprice 8154 powered splitter that several others swore worked. All I got with it was the dreaded pink screen. Both TV's are the same. I tried a different feed cable from the HR-23 to the splitter, no change. I put my cheapo splitter back in line and the picture/audio returns. I will have to wait until 'Boardwalk Empire' is next recorded to confirm my 'el cheapo' does not communicate. I have read and tested the 'solutions' as found on the interweb, having spent over ten hours trying this and that, short of skulls filled with potions and grinding chicken bones. So for the short term, 99% of my issue is not a problem but... I know as HDCP is further rolled out, it is going to be more and more of a headache. Does anyone know of a real solution? I am pretty convinced it is a DirecTV STB issue.