What HDMI splitter works with this new HDCP headache Directv started on July 9?

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  1. scottb8888

    scottb8888 Cool Member

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    Just noticed the same problem on my HR24. I pulled out the HDNI splitter I had in storage and it worked. I just don't like to have all these power sucking devices running all the time. HDMI splitter, component to composite adapter, and a composite modulator.
     
  2. dualsub2006

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    No, I didn't describe that right. There are only two TV's, one with the HR44 and one with the HR24.

    The switches have been in use for over a year because I've had too many HDMI devices on each TV. The switch is powered and it allows the Slingbox to still work.
     
  3. Leftcoastdave

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    I ran into this problem last week as many of you did. By trial and error I developed a primitive but effective solution.

    My 3 remote TV's (fed by a channel Vision distribution amplifier) and my Slingbox Solo went dark when I turned off our Sony HX729 TV. TV on, all good, TV off, all remote TV's reporting lost signal.

    My crude workaround was to leave the TV powered up but I shut off the display manually using the TV's power saving mode (preferences\power management\display\off). I believe the power consumption by the TV in this mode is not substantially different than when powered off via the TV remote and my ancillary devices are all up and working. It is tedious to put the Sony into display-off mode but it does solve the problem.
     
  4. Yogi Bear

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    OK, I have the Kinivo 501BN, and that would probably work if our 2nd TV was hooked up with HDMI cable, but, it is hooked up with coax, thus, guessing we need a HDM to coax converter "if" there is such a thing. Any ideas??
     
  5. HoTat2

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    Assuming you mean HDMI to NTSC RF video, not directly no.

    You'll pretty much have to do it in two stages first with an HDMI to s-video/composite converter (may not be cheap) then followed by a standard s-video/composite NTSC RF modulator.

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  6. TheRatPatrol

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    No issues here yet. HDMI to switcher to LR TV, component to MBR TV, no messages yet.
     
  7. skoolpsyk

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    I'd like to add that I have a monoprice splitter that has mostly worked very well but gave me tons of trouble last night (took 1.5 hours of rebooting to get everything back).

    IT IS IMPORTANT with hdmi the ORDER you turn things on (at least this has been my experience and I blew it last night).

    I have to turn the splitter on first (it's a power draw, so I don't leave it on until I use it), then the projector, then my a/v receiver or I will get constant dropouts

    good luck; I know how frustrating this can be!
     
  8. Accordlayingkit

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    So what does this mean? Will this start happening to all my receivers or what? I have 6 receivers total(5 dvrs and 1 genie) tonight I just experienced this message on my HD channels for the first time tonight on my den tv and receiver which is just a HD dvr. I googled it a d came across the directv page which states u can just hook up component to get around it but for me that's not that easy and it's mounted on the wall above the fireplace with the receiver below in a custom enclosure. I haven't noticed it on 3 of the other tvs yet which I believe are newer than the den tv. Guess my question is.... Is this gonna start happening to all my receivers or does it go by the older the tv is? Gonna stink cause all my boxes are hidden with hdmi cables ran through the walls n stuff!
     
  9. longrider

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    Does the signal go through any splitters or is it just DVR - HDMI cable - TV? If it is the latter your TV is old enough to not support the required level of HDCP. I had to replace my living room TV a couple months ago for this reason.
     
  10. Accordlayingkit

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    Holy moly replace the whole tv!? This is a LG 60 inch plasma from 2012.I guess I should since he asked about a splitter I have the swm 16 behind this TV and I'm guessing it's coming off that box then to my dvr that's right there that I'm having the issue with.
     
  11. Accordlayingkit

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    ^can't edit but what I meant to say was since u asked about a splitter I should state I have a swm 16 and the box for that is behind this TV I'm having the issue with. Plugged into the wall outlet and it comes off that and goes to this dvr in this den then hdmi from this dvr to tv.
     
  12. longrider

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    I meant HDMI splitters not satellite splitters. If it is just a single HDMI cable from the DVR to the TV and the TV is a 2012 model then this makes no sense. The TV I replaced was a 2004 model.
     
  13. Accordlayingkit

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    Yup that's it... All 6 tvs I have are just hdmi from the boxes to tvs. I may have to composite this one to make to work and hopefully that's it... Just not looking fwd to swinging the tv away from the wall and get the the box and hook all these dang wires up instead of hdmi!
     
  14. longrider

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    I assume that was a typo, you want component, not composite. Composite is SD only. What brand and model is the TV? I cant imagine a 2012 model not supporting HDCP
     
  15. Accordlayingkit

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    Oops yea I meant component. I'll report back n a few with the tv model #. Thanks!
     
  16. slice1900

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    The only reason you should be seeing it on a TV that is just hooked up a receiver with nothing else involved is if the HDMI cable or port on the receiver or TV has gone bad. A non-compliant TV wouldn't have just now started showing the message, but would have been displaying it for months now. Anyway a 2012 model is fine.

    Since you say this is a custom enclosure, maybe it is putting stress on the HDMI connectors or the port it is plugged into on the TV? I'd try unplugging/replugging the HDMI cable on the TV end, if that fails replace the HDMI cable and if that fails try using a different HDMI input on the TV.

    If the problem still persists swap that DVR with one of your others just to make sure it isn't a problem with the DVR. If the issue moves with the DVR call Directv and have it replaced (just tell them it stopped working, you will waste too much time trying to explain to the CSR what is really happening) If the issue stays with the TV despite all this it must be an issue with the TV itself. You can try switching to component cables, and hope whatever problem it is is limited to HDMI.
     
  17. peds48

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    Also sometimes this error is just a glitch. if you only seen it once, or very random, I would not worry about it.


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  18. Accordlayingkit

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    Thanks I'll try all this out. If it was the hdmi ports then I wouldn't get any pic at all though right? This is only on HD channels and just started this evening on this TV...I reset the box and still pops up on every HD channel in this dvr. I even went upstairs and hit recorded on a show and tried to play it downstairs since I have whole home and I hit play and still got the message pop up even though it's not recorded on that receiver. Guess it's not too custom just a pain n the butt to mess with it all!
     

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  19. peds48

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    you can move that receiver to another TV to rule out the receiver as the culprit. If a new receiver on that same TV has the same issue then you know the issue is with the TV


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  20. camo

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    No issues here with HR24-500 and powered HDMI splitter going to other TV's with HDMI cables. Never tried component cables as OP Hdmi works.
     

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