There is a problem using dvi to hdmi cables with the latest firmware (HDCP) on the 505. StarChoice has been using me as a test subject for this issue and the only solution so far has been to switch back to component's which resolves the snowy screen on SD channels. For whatever reason this glitch is not affecting my HD channels when running on HDMI cable. They are aware of the problem and are also aware of the fact that there are going to be alot of pissed off customers with expensive and useless HDMI cables that we should get credit for if they become redundant. I don't care what anybody says but my 1 year old Samsung plasma has a much nicer and crisper picture running off the HDMI in 1080i native / JustScan. Anyway's I'll try to keep an update to what StarChoice is doing to correct this.
Your television set is not currently compatible with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) or the DVI to HDMI feature on the Star Choice receiver.
Your television is not properly configured to receive a DVI or HDMI input.
Ensure that your cables are properly connected and that "HDMI" is the selected input source on your High Definition television. You can commonly select this option using the options button on the remote included with your HDTV. If you are using a DVI to DVI connection cable, ensure that the on-screen input is set to "DVI".
Try using component video cables to connect your HDTV to your receiver. HD broadcasts retain the same superior quality picture using component video. Pick up your own set of Star Choice approved component cables at www.starchoice.com/accessories
A future Star Choice software update is currently under development to include even further compatibility with more brands of High Definition television sets. Once released, this new software update will be announced via starchoice.com or receiver-based on-screen messaging.
Some televisions manufactured prior to the HDCP digital standard will no longer be compatible with this connection type. HDCP compatibility is included in all newly manufactured televisions. Please refer to your television user manual or the television manufacturer website to see if your television is HDCP compliant. If your television is not listed as HDCP compatible, you can still view all the best in HD programming using a component video cable.
If your Star Choice receiver is connected to your HDTV through a Home theatre system or digital repeater using an HDMI to DVI or DVI to DVI cable, you may also receive this HDCP error message. To correct this problem you can connect your Star Choice system directly to your television or use component video cables to connect to your Home Theatre or digital repeater system