Does it also mean that recordings of non-HDCP HDMI signals cannot be exported? If that's the case, that would be an absurd limitation, since the PVR would be imposing restrictions on video that had no restrictions to begin with.
I took a gamble and ordered one from Valleyseek, and it arrived on Friday. To make it short I will be calling Gefen tech support tomorrow, because what you describe is exactly what the problem is: nothing
via HDMI or component can be exported. I have a public access show on my DVR that I tried to export to an SD card via component cables and it wouldn't even allow THAT to be exported!
Unless I get some answers from Gefen about a firmware fix I would not recommend this unit at all. If you can't export analog HD programs (even without HDCP) it's basically useless with the tiny hard drive. Too bad because the PQ is quite good recording off DirecTV. Alas if I can't export programs via component (analog HD) I have no use for this unit.