I see a message on my TV screen that says “TV does not support this program’s content protection.” What should I do?

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:


First, disconnect the HDMI cable from your receiver and TV (The error message will continue to display if the HDMI cable is connected).


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.