2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2014 7:31 AM by Ojib RSS

    hdmi and hdcp error


      Error during set up. Please advise what to do.

      The set-tops hdmi port requires an hdcp - compatible tv input. Please switch to a compatible tv input or do not use the set-top's hdmi port. if your tv's input supports hdcp the hdmi cable may be at fault.


      I have no idea what this means?

        • Re: hdmi and hdcp error
          chakkarinen Apprentice

          HDCP refers to an encyption technique employed by some HD devices to provide Digital Copy Protection.   Not all HDTVs come equipped to handle HDCP signals, and if your TV is not HDCP compliant, then you can not use HDMI (or DVI) cables with it to display the signal coming from a device that is using the HDCP signal encryption.   You would need to use instead component cables (which include 3 video (red-green-blue) cables and 2 audio (red-white) cables.   Or replace your HDTV with one of the new models that is HDCP compliant.

          • Re: hdmi and hdcp error

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