I was going to post on this, but I will ask you all what you know about a peculiar problem I'm having with a HD Message that covers my TV scrn. and will not allow me to watch a recording from HBO On Demand. I bought a new HD Sony TV about 6 weeks ago. I had a non-HD TV prior to this time. I had a DVR for 2 yrs. with Dish- it was SD like my TV. Now I rent an SA-8300 DVR/Rec. unit from the local cable co. I have 2 Sony DVD recorders- Mod. # RDR-GX7. Neither are HD. Neither have a HDMI input. Both have a componant OUTPUT, but no comp. INPUT. The PROBLEM: I recorded a "B" movie from 2005 off of HBO's On Demand. I went to play it later and about 5 minutes into the film I get this weird message that covers my entire scrn. It won't allow me to watch the movie, but I can hear it fine.
Message states: "Your HDTV does not support HDCP. Disconnect the HDMI connector and use the YPrPb connection to continue watching TV". HUH???
I do NOT have a DVD recorder that has a HDMI connector. Both recorders get a std. signal from the SA cable box- (Yellow-Video, Red & White- sound. I am really lost with this as I have never seen it before. I need to know why I'm getting this backwards message as the only piece of equip. using the HDMI connector is the cable box/DVR to the HDMI input port on the Sony TV.
I can't attach a picture of this strange message as it's over the 97KB limit on this forum. Please tell me how I can get things working right. As far as I know it only happens when I record a program from HBO On Demand. In addition, The SA-8300 will NOT record any HBO On Demand program. If I press the record button on the DVR it won't work. The ch. lineup does not have ANY On Demand chs. to setup a manual recording using their DVR. I thought when I 1st got this SA about 6 weeks ago that at that time I could record On Demand programs.
Thanks for any feedback you can offer on this ridiculous situation.