I have a Slingbox Pro-HD (running current Slingbox software/firmware) connected to a TiVo Series 3 DVR via Component Cables.
For a select few channels (HBO, FOX Soccer etc.) I can't view the content remotely via any Sling Client (Browser; iPhone/iPAD; Mac/PC Sling App)!
I can view all other channels just fine, however when I navigate to one of these channels I get a floating message: "HDMI Connection not Supported" on a Black Background -- No Video and No Audio.
The real stumper is that the Slingbox Pro-HD doesn't have an HDMI Port ... it uses Component Cables to connect to the TiVo and stream HD content.
I would have accepted a bad, unsupported or non-HDCP-compliant HDMI Cable, except there is no HDMI Cable anywhere in the connection of the TiVo to the Slingbox ... !?!?!? There is an HDMI connection from the TiVo to the TV -- but that should not in any way affect the TiVo-Sling connection!? And even if that TiVo to TV HDMI connection was part of the issue, why does it not affect any of the other channels ... some of which are premium channels, yet work fine!?
Strangely, after years of complaining about this and Sling not having a clue how to address it, I've stumbled upon somewhat of a workaround.
If the TV in this setup is Turned ON, all of the Audio/Video content is now magically available for the same channels where it was previously being blocked!?
For the life of me, I can't figure why this is as-it-is and it's quite inconvinient when there's no one at home to turn on that TV while I'm viewing remotely.
Does anyone have the faintest idea what the issue is here and how I can resolve it once and for all...!?
I've waited through years of Slingbox Updates and no resolution at all to the problem.
In fact, Sling Support seem even more befuddled than I am by this!
BTW: I also have a Slingbox Pro (Legacy) w/ the HDMI-to-Component Connector attached to another TiVo Series 3 box and that unit (even with it's HDMI connector) does not suffer from the issue -- i.e. I can see the same channels on the older unit w/ HDMI, that I can't see with the newer unit on Component Cables and all the while the Error Message I see on the Non-HDMI connected unit is: "HDMI Connection not Supported" ... !?!?!?
Any assistance would be appreciated...