[QUOTE=poconojoe;2237015]Humm, that’s a thought. Maybe you’re right!
What threw me off track was while trying to view video through my DVD to my TV I got an error message on my TV about not able to accept HDCP.
Then I read about HDCP, unplugged HDMI to the TV and it cured the problem.
I figured the TV was getting the HDCP handshake through the HDMI cable and wasn’t allowing the video to go to the DVD recorder. (DVD has no HDMI to get the handshake)[/QUOTE]
HDCP is relevant only to HDMI connects. There are plenty of sat and cable boxes that can output to both analog and HDMI at the same time.
If it’s a HDMI handshake issue, simply turning off the monitor could solve it. Most sat and cable boxes don’t even have HDCP, though most TVs do. TVs are supposed to accept non-HDCP compliant inputs too.
Your cable box may have settings relevant to outputting to analog and HDMI that could affect what you’re doing.