Pioneer web site - hdcp statement

Mighty Chipster

Active Member
Guys,

Apologies if this has been posted anywhere before but take a look at this link to pioneer if you are interested about the "HDCP error..... " message some members are experiencing.

http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content/press/warrantystatement.html

The portion headed "Technical summary of HDCP compatibility error message" and the 2nd paragraph is interesting.

Again, apologies if this is open knowledge!!
 

scarty16

Well-known Member
Technical summary of HDCP compatibility error message


The error message ("This display does not support HDCP") experienced by some customers using Sky HD Box with Pioneer plasma screens through the HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input, is caused by incompatibility of the HDCP data streams between the units. This issue is only apparent on protected channels that Sky is transmitting. Non-protected channels can be viewed without error message appearing for example channels 998 or 999.

It appears at the current time, there is a communication inconsistency through the HDMI connection between the two products authenticating the HDCP encryption. This inconsistency could result in the Sky HD box displaying the HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) incompatibility message on the screen.
 

brendan_dj

Active Member
Its worse than that, I thought....
Its not just an "incompatibility" issue.
That would suggest that plugging your DVD player in to the
Pioneer HDMI port would be OK.

But this isnt the case.
The Sky HD box does something destructive to the Pioneer box making it unable to decode HDCP material again from any device... let alone Sky HD digibox.
 

stevemac2006

Active Member
brendan_dj said:
Its worse than that, I thought....
Its not just an "incompatibility" issue.
That would suggest that plugging your DVD player in to the
Pioneer HDMI port would be OK.

But this isnt the case.
The Sky HD box does something destructive to the Pioneer box making it unable to decode HDCP material again from any device... let alone Sky HD digibox.
Agreed and pioneer know this, so why not admit it?
 
C

chasrc2

Guest
brendan_dj said:
The Sky HD box does something destructive to the Pioneer box making it unable to decode HDCP material again from any device... let alone Sky HD digibox.

If Pioneer are struggling to find the cause I don't see how you conclude it is the Sky box...it could be Pioneer, could be Sky or could be a combination of both:confused:
 

loz

Distinguished Member
brendan_dj said:
The Sky HD box does something destructive to the Pioneer box making it unable to decode HDCP material again from any device... let alone Sky HD digibox.

Just to be pedantic.

Something destructive happens to the Pioneer box making it unable to decode HDCP material again from any device when you connect a Sky HD box.

Which isn't the same as appearing to blame the Sky box for causing that destruction.
 

Pat_C

Well-known Member
stevemac2006 said:
Agreed and pioneer know this, so why not admit it?
Because it could well be their design flaw, and cost them a lot of money and bad PR.
 

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