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Is DirecTV requiring HDCP to view ch. 201 on HD set-top boxes? Despite the fact that I have supposedly-compliant equipment (InFocus 7200 and Samsung SIR-TS160), I get the "you need HDCP to view in HD" message, followed by full-frame snow with audio OK. I have to change channels, then change inputs on the projector to any other and back to DVI to resume viewing.


This is annoying to say the least, especially if I forget and surf thru ch. 201. Copy protection has a long way to go before it can be rightly justified. I'm certain I'm legally entitled to view the content on DirecTV ch. 201.


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201 is the customer news channel. It is not blocked and doesn't use HDCP. I'm pretty you can get this channel even without a subscription...it's like a test channel.
 

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Yeah, it is or was testing HDCP. There was a big thread about this a couple months ago. I have HDCP compliant stuff so I didn't see any messages. Yes its true.
 
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