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DirecTV Department of Customer Prevention turns on HDCP DRM

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by MikeAndrews, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. hpb

    hpb 6 TiVos and counting

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    I guess it's time to get the $50 dollar box just to prevent having any problems accessing the content I'M PAYING FOR! :mad:
     
  2. hpb

    hpb 6 TiVos and counting

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  3. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Exactly, I have a 5 year old sharp and it is buggy as hell.

    My blu-ray player with cut to a black screen and lose audio, come back with no audio, then cut to a black screen and return with audio. Total loss of about 10 to 20 seconds of the movie you are watching and does it once or twice a film.

    My TiVo does it a few times a day as well, only instead of a black screen I get that HDMI Connection Not Permitted message. Same symptoms with the audio though.

    I contacted SHARP and their only recommendation is buy a new TV, There are no firmware updates for my model and my model does not have the capability of updating the firmware as it has no USB port.

    To make things worse, the tivo not only does this on COX Cable, but with OTA as well. Not just my premiere, my series 3 did it on software version 11, no issues on version 9x
     
  4. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Active Member

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    I believe HDCP predates HDMI and there should be no HDTV with HDMI that doesn't support HDCP but a poor implemention of HDCP can create serious issues. It is rare and I have never seen it personally and I have a 2004 HDTV but I know it happens.
     
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I was astonished to read that it is possible to have an HDMI implementation without HDCP, but the HDMI licensing structure makes it unlikely that any consumer equipment vendors took that route.

    My 2006 Sony SXRD set had a buggy HDCP implementation - it would accept a feed directly from my HR10-250 but not from my brand new Sony AV receiver. Sony replaced the TV and it has been fine ever since.
     
  6. mdougie

    mdougie New Member

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    I have a 4 or 5 year old sharp. I have Direct TV, Xbox 360 and a blue ray all hooked up through separate HDMI cables, and have never seen any hint of the the problems mentioned here.
     
  7. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

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    So why is it DirecTVs fault that your TV manufacturer did a crappy job implementing HDCP?
     
  8. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i have to second this...i have a samsung crt hdtv, a samsung led hd monitor, a mitsubishi projection dlp hdtv, an entry level samsung blu-ray, a sony 3d blu-ray, 2 directv hd-dvrs, a tivo premiere xl, and a sony home entertainment receiver, they have all been mixed and matched at one point or another, and have never experienced any hdmi or hdcp compatibility issues in over 5 years...
     

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