I am getting the same problem. Is this an option one can turn off without switching the TV to standard def? I have DirecTV and my connections are all HDMI except my Slingbox connection. This will truly suck if I have to manually keep switching my TV from HD to standard when I want to use Sling. This is a new error that I never experienced until recently. It is not allowing me to use functions on the virtual remote. Please help. Thanks!