Originally Posted by M Code
I must of missed something..
The new Onkyo HDMI 1.4 AVRs have been certified by Silicon Image for HDMI/HDCP yet the Direct TV box has not..
And now it is up to Onkyo to fix an issue because Direct TV failed to pass the industry's HDMI/HDCP certification testing..
Just my $0.00..
The sad fact is that you have a choice in receivers between manufacturers that claim they're within spec and certified and manufacturers that are willing to swallow and provide "extra compatibility" for sources that are out-of-spec, while there is no choice about what DirecTV box you can get. Consumers (since we're not treated as Customers) will choose the latter if they're informed. Customer support at DirecTV may have a short "receiver compatibility" list that skews the game.
I work for a major network device vendor and have played the same stare-down game. If a customer has a set of servers that do something out-of-spec but what we do is within spec (though the IETF RFCs are usually ambiguous enough, both parties could be "right"), we have to address the issue ourselves or potentially lose a customer. The best we can do is add a checkbox labelled "this will break spec, but make it work with product x because their developers can't figure it out themselves".
It's not fair, but it is what it is... And until someone blinks, it us (the "consumers") that literally pay the price and may still not have a setup that works as advertised.