I use the 3 successfully with my recent Vizio LED set, not with my Panasonic AX100U projector. This has been confirmed to be an HDCP compatible device, though it is circa 2007. The screen flashes back and forth from normal video to the warning. Still images are OK, of course. While there is no way to upgrade the firmware in this projector, it has no problems with any other source except when I tried a DarbeeVision video enhancer and got a flashing screen but no message. Don't know if that was related.
Please note that I have a direct HDMI connection (4 ft) from the 3 to my projector. I am not going through a receiver with HDMI inputs to keep things as pure as possible. Because a use a legacy receiver without HDMI inputs I was planning to use a standalone device to split off composite audio from the HDMI. Had I tried to do that I would have blamed the split-off device for my issues.
The projector is likely partly at fault here, but I have read of HDCP issues with the latest Panasonic projectors. Does anyone know of anyone who is successfully using the Roku 3 with *any* projector?????
So all this because I really wanted to display the new native YouTube channel on my big screen.
Your experiences and thoughts are appreciated.
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I am having this issue as well.
I have a Epson 2030 projector and hooking up the Roku 3 directly gives me no problem.
But when I use a switcher to get the audio to my receiver (non-hdmi), it's give me the problem.
I use the epvision PHD-VRX2 as my switcher.
From what I've gathered it seems as though if anything in the chain before the display device (be it a TV or projector) is not hdcp compliant, then this issue will arise.
So if your HDMI cable is not HDCP compliant then you'll get the issue.
With that said, I bought some HDMI cables from amazon which don't list as HDCP compliant and I thought well maybe that's the issue.
So I go back to that product page where I bought the cables and one of the reviews says this:
Even with that, I changed the cable to one that was listed as HDCP compliant and the issue is still there.
So at this point I am pulling my hair out.
It's obviously an issue with the Roku 3 and how it deals with HDCP because this doesn't seem to be an issue with the Roku 2 even in scenarios where the equipment is exactly the same, using splitters and or audio extractors.
I just wish Roku would add an optical and coax out on the Roku 3, this would eliminate the problem, or at least I think it would.
I'm new to the projector world and this need for splitters/audio extractors, and or HDMI receivers and it's truly frustrating.
But hell once I experienced a 120" screen I screwed myself because I can't fathom watching a regular TV anymore even if it was a 60" or 70", they all just look tiny now.
I HAD THE SAME ISSUE
POWER ON DISPLAY, SET INPUT TO WHICHEVER IS THE ROKU, CHANGE DISPLAY SETTING( ON THE ROKU), THEN BACK AGAIN. EX. CHANGE FROM 1080P TO 720P THEN BACK TO 1080P. THIS CREATES AN NEW HDCP HAND SHAKE. AND NOW YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO WATCH.
SORRY FOR SHOUTING, CAPS BUTTON STUCK
YOU HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME AFTER POWERING UP, OR SWITCHING INPUTS.
ON YOUR DISPLAY. HOPE THIS HELPS, LET ME KNOW
2) I discovered that it's not entirely Panasonic's fault for the errors but Roku didn't help by creating a better handshake for hardware that doesn't contain sound capabilities (The AX100U doesn't have any audio inputs/outputs or anyway to deal with the sound coming from HDMI).
3) If you want to get the combination working, you need to purchase a separate HDMI audio router/switcher similar to the View HD VHD-Pro 3x1 (amazon link)
Hook up the input of the Roku 3 into the HDMI router. Connect the output to the projector via HDMI. Set the audio mode on both the Roku AND the HDMI router for your audio setup (important! hooking up stereo connections and not setting the Roku to stereo will = no audio)
4) This fix will most likely cure many of the other HDCP problems but not all.
I'm posting this to a couple boards, I hope somebody finds this information useful.
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