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I am sure this has been posted before but cant seem to find a thread that i understand.

I just hooked up my new Comcast HD box to my Toshiba 46XV460u via HDMI and a message stating "Does not support HDCP, please use Component cables instead" appears on TV. Why have HDMI inputs if its not supported?

Is there a way around this that some one can explain to me in plain English?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Not familiar with that display. Does it have HDMI inputs? AFAIK, all HDMI inputs are required by spec to be HDCP compliant. If it has DVI inputs, not all DVI inputs are HDCP compliant, you will have to check the specifications on that display.


If it is HDMI, or supposedly HDCP compliant DVI inputs on the display, then there may be a problem with the cable box. Do other HDCP-required devices such as BD players or upscaling DVD players work with the display? Try replacing the cable box with another.
 

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Not familiar with that display. Does it have HDMI inputs? AFAIK, all HDMI inputs are required by spec to be HDCP compliant. If it has DVI inputs, not all DVI inputs are HDCP compliant, you will have to check the specifications on that display.


If it is HDMI, or supposedly HDCP compliant DVI inputs on the display, then there may be a problem with the cable box. Do other HDCP-required devices such as BD players or upscaling DVD players work with the display? Try replacing the cable box with another.

Chris, thanks for the reply.

The Samsung Blu-Ray is working fine via HDMI. I dont know if its so called "HDCP Compliant". I guess it is because its working. Its just the cable Box that is giving me an issue? I just dont understand why. Ben
 

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I think your TV probably supports HDMI just fine. My guess is that the problem with with the cable box. A lot of folks have had problems with HDMI connections to cable boxes. Some cable operators don't even support an HDMI connection and tell you to use component video. Check out the cable forum for more information.
 

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Just get a new cable box. That's the cheapest way to troubleshoot, because that's the free way.



If you're getting 1080p from blu-ray, then yes it's HDCP compliant. sounds like a cable box problem, or two things that don't get along really well. Just swap it out. should be quick, just go to wherever your cable provider has a service center or whatever, should take 5 minutes. Cable boxes just basically get endlessly recycled, if you get a bad one just get another. Happens all the time.
 
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