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Cannot record SD content from component output from stb - avermedia game capture hd :( :(

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Hi, i got avermedia game capture hd card and i m unable to record from my set top box through component ouput. It says the content is protected by macrovision and cannot be copied. Is there encryption even in component output ?? The avermedia site says it can record from set top boxes.

My set top box is normal SD box with component outputs. Please help.
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Hi, i got avermedia game capture hd card and i m unable to record from my set top box through component ouput. It says the content is protected by macrovision and cannot be copied. Is there encryption even in component output ?? The avermedia site says it can record from set top boxes.

My set top box is normal SD box with component outputs. Please help.

Why don't you post the model number of your STB so we can look it up?
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http://www.reliancedigitaltv.com/get_Bigtvvsetup.html
this link has the set top box and also the user manual but there is no technical manual available
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i m unable to record from my set top box through component ouput. It says the content is protected by macrovision and cannot be copied. Is there encryption even in component output ??
Has nothing to do with your STB. If you are trying to record premium content then yes, it will most likely be copy-protected, but non-premium cable content is also often protected. Copy-protection is distinct and separate from signal encryption. Signal encryption is applied by the cable co to prevent theft of their feed; copy-protection is applied to individual content to prevent you from copying it. Encrypted channels can and do transmit non-copy protected content that can be copied. What is copy-protected and what is not is a decision of the content provider and/or your cable supplier. The only thing you can do to circimvent it is buy a copy-protection buster box that will go between the STB outputs and your recording device. They range in price depending on the quality of the output but the PQ will generally suffer in one way or another. The better ones are in the $100 range. Several will handle component inputs.

Go over to the DVD recorders forum here. Those people are always trying to record copy-protected content so there are threads on copy-buster boxes. Because DVD recorders are strictly SD recording devices the discussions are all about composite and S-Video SD outputs, but at least you can talk to people that have the boxes. Look for brand names like Sima, Grex, DP-X7000 and in particular The Video Filter. The developer of the Video Filter participates in the forum and can answer questions directly.
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