Fix error message: “TV does not support this program’s content protection”

Many channels we carry feature HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), a form of copy protection that prevents digital video and audio content from being intercepted as it travels across either HDMI or DVI interconnect cables. Major networks require all pay-TV providers to incorporate such content protection.

If you have an older HDTV, it may have become non-compliant. But don’t worry – it’s easy to fix:

Step 1

Disconnect the HDMI cable from your receiver and TV. The error message will continue to display if the HDMI cable is connected.

Step 2

Connect your receiver to your TV using an RCA-type (Component) cable. This connection will give you a high-quality picture similar to HDMI. See more information on how to connect.