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Attempts to watch an HDTV program via Comcast's "On Demand" service may fail with an "SRM-8001" error in many Comcast markets.

The text of the error says that the service is having trouble getting a channel to deliver your movie.

If you run into this error, here's a workaround:

* Attempt to start your desired On Demand HDTV movie. If it works, then fine. If you get the SRM-8001 error then immediately use "Exit" to leave On Demand

* Re-enter On Demand.

* Select ANY SD movie from the selection of free SD movies.

* Play that movie only until you get past the promo stuff and the actual movie begins.

* Immediately hit Stop to exit that movie. You will end up in the On Demand Saved Shows screen showing partially viewed movies still available for viewing. Your SD movie will be there AND YOUR HD MOVIE AS WELL.

* Select the HD movie and Resume playback. It will work!

* When the HD movie finishes you will find the HD movie and the SD movie still on the On Demand Saved Shows screen. To delete the HD movie from this list you must FIRST delete the SD movie you used above to get around the SRM-8001 error.

In my service area, this workaround works EVERY TIME.


This workaround only helps with the SRM-8001 error. The common SRM-20 error where you can't even get the On Demand service to pay attention to your attempt to start a movie can not be bypassed this way.

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