I hope I'm not a rarity. I pretty much only watch HD channels (unless there is no option), therefore it is from those channels that I'll want to record, when appropriate, to the DVD recorder. It does not make sense that these are "record-blocked". Manually switching the STB to 480i (which is the workaround) should not make a difference, when 480i is what my DVD recorder receives regardless - because of the analogue connection. Can anyone help with this or does Shaw need to be made more aware of this issue and make changes on their end?It's very odd that there are only a few people who seem to be reporting this issue. I guess not many people record from the STBs, perhaps using the DVD recorder only on direct analogue inputs.
This is similar to my setup, except I have the Panasonic DMR-ES25;no HDD, just DVD record. The STB was connected to the DVD with S-cable, and I got the copyright message on all channels, not just digital ones. Last week, Shaw reset my box and all was well for a few days. Then today when I tried to record the copyright message came back (while recording Rick Steeves on PBS!) I called and asked Shaw for another reset, which worked.... and I told them I'd be phoning in future for further resets. The CSR suggested I hook up the video with RCA cable instead of S-video, (theory being that the broadcasters are sending anti-copying signals-I really think not)so I've tried that and will see if that holds up. The picture looks like crap though-I might trade the S in for a decent chunk of composive video cable. I'm recording to DVD-RAM, and recording from the coax analogue input on the DVD works fine...but can't record the digital channels via STB, and Combet Sheep is on BBC tonight!I'm using a DCT-6200 with a Panasonic DMR-EH55 DVD recorder (with a hard drive) on Shaw in Burnaby...
I didn't try that, but next time (I'm sure there will be a "next time"), I will.Does the workaround of setting the STB output to only 480i work while you are wanting to record? A reboot only seems to work for a while, then the STB reverts to "I will not let you" mode.
Well, I tried it this morning, but... 480i is an "unsupported mode" (message on the screen of the Samsung HLN467W) because the connection between the STB and the TV is via component video.Does the workaround of setting the STB output to only 480i work while you are wanting to record? A reboot only seems to work for a while, then the STB reverts to "I will not let you" mode.