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"TV HDMI Input Does Not Support Copy Protection"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by narrod, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I don't understand what you are saying.

    I run Optical / Digital with the TV speakers turned down so low you can not hear them, they are basically turned off without having to actualy turn them off. All sounds come thru my Yamaha and the the surround sound speakers and sub woofers.

    When I run the TV speakers, the Yamaha is not even turned on. The red and white cables are run directly to the TV from the DTV receiver and do not go to the Yamaha.

    To me, I run either or and not mixed.
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I mean in the discussion, when components cables mistakenly tied to L/R analog audio. They are separate and L/R easily replacing by digital optical cable.
  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Got it.
  4. Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    Right now I need component mainly because my monitors and A/V equipment are older, but also component and either optical or RCA audio is just plain easier for me to split, switch, re-route and re-configure as needed, for BD player, DVD recorder, DVHS, etc... Mostly optical for audio, though, and sometimes RF coax. That plus the HDMI input is starting to flake a little on the one TV where I do use it. (That particular TV, an older Sony HiScan, does actually see a slight improvement in PQ with HDMI).

    But I'm not really too worried about component going dark. It's more likely my old equipment would be replaced by then. Only if it happens much sooner will it be a real problem.

    This was also supposed to happen this year with new BD players and discs downrezzing component. So far no probs, yet for me there, either, but I've got an older low-end player and I haven't kept up with what's going on too much in that industry, lately. My BDs play just fine (so far).

    As far as missing the shows, probably not too much. Premiums are just plain nice to have and convenient to catch up on flicks missed theatrically a year earlier, but certainly not necessary. BTW, have you ever actully *tried* dropping your premiums? I have, and retention really throws the book (and sometimes $$) off at you, which indicates to me that they actually *are* a pretty important revenue stream for them (besides them having pumped a lot of new HD channel resources into premiums, rather than more mainstream cable channels that a lot of folks really seem to want).

    I don't really see how "content protection" translates to increased revenue and slowdown of price increases unless the content providers are going to lower their prices along with it. No one is gonna give us a break just because more people sign up, they just keep (and hopefully) re-invest the extra $$. As far as those 1K subscribers signing up, who knows how many actually wind up keeping their premiums when they get the first "real" statement 3 mo later? (I'm sure retention makes it hard for them, too.)

    Since none of this rant helps the original poster, and to try getting a little more back on topic I would also like to add that using component does seem in many cases to solve (by eliminating) many HDMI issues of this type and should only pose a problem for those really needing 1080p for PPV movies, 3D or a second HD output from their DVR/receiver (not to mention the component workaround for folks needing the UI graphics for standard-def TVs/recorders).

    At the same time I do realize it can be a major inconvenience to have to deal separately with audio and the fact that it should work correctly in the first place to be a major annoyance.

    Suffice it to say, though, knocking out component is gonna be a real problem for many more people than just me.
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Keep it civil. Discuss the topic and not each other.

  6. kram

    kram Godfather

    Sep 3, 2006
    This could also be caused by having an older AV receiver that does not support HDCP.
  7. narrod

    narrod Godfather

    Jul 26, 2007
    In my setup, there is no HDMI being switched through my receiver.
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Have you tried another HDMI cable?
  9. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008
    If I try to watch my TV via my Slingbox 500 using the HDMI interface, I get that error message. As a result, if I want to watch protected content, then I have to configure the connection to use the Component Input instead.
  10. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    Narrod, I haven't seen you answer yet, do you have this receiver hooked up to more than one TV using the component, S-Video, or composite video ouputs? Are you seeing this error message on the TV that is using the HDMI output from your DirecTV receiver, or on a different TV?
  11. narrod

    narrod Godfather

    Jul 26, 2007
    Hooked up to one TV. HDMI between TV and DVR. I have not tried a different HDMI cable.
  12. coopetal

    coopetal New Member

    Jul 17, 2015
    Same issue developed a week ago and was intermittent.
    Tried cable swaps w/o success, then AV receiver tech support who said it was known technical issue with my (2010) TV becoming increasingly out-of-date as more digital rights management comes onboard and provided link to this post.
    Reading this stream finally turned on the light and I downloaded TV firmware updates, uploaded to TV via USB, and we're done.

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