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Your cables are not HD! Please press and hold exit...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by pizzmoe, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. pizzmoe

    pizzmoe New Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    In my setup, I have my HR-22 feeding my A/V receiver and I have a composite feed going to a TV in the bedroom. If I watch in the bedroom, I get the fun mesage "Your cables are not HD!" so I have to press and hold exit until it changes the output of the HR-22 to SD. Has anyone figured out a workaround to this? Thanks!
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Monoprice sells a "Component Video to Composite Video" converter that will solve this. Fools the HR22 into thinking it only has HD devices connected.
  3. wrj

    wrj Legend

    Nov 23, 2006
    I'm not sure I'm getting that message but I get some message in a black box with white lettering periodically when I start watching some recorded shows. The reason I have no idea what it says is it stays displayed for only an instant. It is less than a second. I think it has the words "display", "video", and maybe "HDMI" in the message. But not sure. It's too fast.

    But I can't figure out how to repeat it.

    My HR22 is connected to my 1080p plasma via HDMI. Everything works okay. The display is HD (tv says it is 1080i) for most shows.

    Is this the same message or anyone know what the message is?
  4. RBTO

    RBTO Legend

    Apr 11, 2009
    If you connect your three component outputs to the converter litzdog911 mentioned (and forget about the SD composite output forever), the receiver really does have only HD outputs functioning. The component output is then converted to a usable SD output to replace the one which DTV eliminated.

    This is probably the single most widely criticized feature that DTV has introduced (in order to allow the new GUI to function in HD).

    Be sure your HDMI cable is connected to an HDCP compliant input, or the component outputs can become "bannerized" on some of the premium channels.
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    You do not have what the OP has.
    Yours is just a message that pops up because of the HDMI handshake taking a little bit too long.
    When I have Native set to ON, I see the resolution of some channels that show to be 720p on my screen and then the message goes away. When I press Info on the DTV remote or my TV remote it then shows 1080i.

    It is nothing for you to change or fix.
  6. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    That message is coming from the TV. Some TVs have a way of switching it off (mine does not!)
  7. pizzmoe

    pizzmoe New Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    Thanks! I will check that out.
  8. pizzmoe

    pizzmoe New Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    Thanks for the info. Did DirectV contact anyone about this or was it one of those typical things you have to find out by accident (like I just did!)

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