Originally Posted by Lord Vader
Well, here's a first, and one that pisses me off to no end.
I have this 875 and a Samsung 67" HDTV and three DirecTV HD DVRs connected via a single HDMI. Today, I went to order Iron Man 2 in 1080p on one of the 1080p PPV channels, and for the first time ever I get this BIG blue nag on my screen:
Your TV does not support this program's content protection. Replacing the TV's HDMI cable with component cables will allow you to view the program.
You mention you have 3 DVR's connected via a single hdmi cable. Are you using an HDMI switcher? If so that could be the problem if it does not pass the HDCP signal.
Another possible cause could be that your TV doesn't support HDCP.
If the TV supports HDCP, connecting DVR -> Onkyo -> TV using HDMI, no HDMI switching in the middle, could resolve it.
I believe the reason they told you to switch to component was because the only way to get those HDCP movies to play on a TV that doesn't support HDCP, would be to send it over Component instead which doesn't require it. In a sense they are probably breaking one of the original rules of the 1080p content, but it's a better solution than telling someone they have to buy a new TV.
My understanding of the HDCP is that it may be embedded in the movie, no way for the cable company to remove it. All they can legally do is help you work around it. I bet you could buy another ppv movie from a different studio and it might play fine. Up until now I've heard that only blu-ray movies use HDCP protection, most broadcasts do not. But a PPV which a studio could just use the same master that was produced for a blu ray disc, may contain the HDCP protection.
(These are just my best educated guesses and theories, someone correct me if I am wrong)