Question about RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR

Open Question

TV screen will display "Digital channel is encrypted"

On certain channels thru the DRC8335 model our TV screen will display "Digital channel is encripted" Is there something that can be done to view that channel? This has happend to a channel we were able to view.

Posted by on

  • hstein53 Jan 07, 2009

    Is there a process that adjusts this error?

  • Jeralynn Crumb
    Jeralynn Crumb Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem and channel that my other tv gets is displaying as encrypted on my Durabrand tv. I'd love an answer beside buying a new tv.

×

5 Suggested Answers

  • 236 Answers

SOURCE: can't get TV onto the AUX channel

You can purchase an RCA universal remote that will let you access the A-V inputs. These only cost about $10.00 or so. Stargazer

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

  • 4102 Answers

SOURCE: Cannot get freeview anymore

it sounds like it is a signal problem check all conections to arial also if your signal has gone week you will have trouble picking it up but first check all cables and conectors if this dont solve problem then the problem might be that where the arial plugs into the digital box this might have a bad solder or circuit problem just make sure all cables and connections are secure does it let you see the signal strengt in the setup mode some do some dont let me know how you get on

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

SOURCE: Can not save television channels

Send it back and get your money

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: I have purchased the converter

THE CONVERTER BOX HAS R.F. OUTPUT. JUST HOOK IT UP AND PUT THE T.V. ON CHANNEL 3.(OR WHAT EVER THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAM WITH THE BOX) YOU WILL NEED TO CHANGE THE CHANNELS WITH THE REMOTE THAT CAME WITH THE BOX. YOU MIGHT NEED TO SET UP THE BOX (SCAN FOR CHANNELS) THAT IS ALL IN THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAME WITH THE BOX.


DON.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • 76 Answers

SOURCE: can't find aux channel to view vcr/dvd

use vid 1 or vid 2 input on remote should do that if not then use a differ code in your universl for your tv that makes it work or type 00 should get u there another way go to channel 1 and then down arrow it will go into it if not go into your add channel menu and add them then down arrow

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Digital channels


certain tvs have automatic tuners that scramble channels, do a reset on the tv and scan your tv channels again

Jul 14, 2014 | Philips 52PFL7422D/37 TV

1 Answer

Channel numbers missing


local channels are usually below a channel 1000. they are always on same assigned channel. If your cable box or tv has it, it has option to not display channels with no service on them. you can't reassign the channel numbers. they are channels but not being displayed.

Apr 10, 2014 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

My telefunken tv has a lock displayed on screen and it only plays one channel, can't switch to other channels or do anything. Tv model is TTV-29SX, please help.


Consult the owner manual which should have instructions to clear that or Call Telefunken with the model number and have them step you thru the process.

Apr 09, 2012 | Samsung Televison & Video

1 Answer

Hi, I live in a flat in London with a shared rooftop aerial (no idea of spec). I have a Sony KDL-46X2000. The built-in freeview tuner doesn't seem to recieve any HD channels. Is the built-in tuner the...


Make sure you have a good connection from antenna to TV. Check antenna and cable and cable connection to TV. Select DIGITAL button on TV remote when wanting HD channels. Remember HD channels are always digital. Also, any given TV station may not be broadcasting in HD at a given time. They can broadcast in digital but in standard definition sometimes. Your TV has a built-in DVB-T tuner. Try executing a channel scan to pick up all available channels. On-screen menus go to Digital Setup, then Digital Tuning, you can auto-tune or manual tune channels. The TV should take a few min. to scan thru available channels and store the channels its finds. Check with anyone in your area to see if they get HD channels (it is possible to be outside of the range of some TV stations) Your TV is a 2006 model and should still be compatible with local digital TV broadcasts but keep in mind digital signals could change in the near future (DVB-T2) and you may need a tuner/converter box to make the TV compatible.

May 01, 2011 | Sony Bravia KDL-46X2000 46 in. HD-Ready...

1 Answer

I am having problems with the encryption on my


Does your provider offer premium services, like HBO or STARZ? If so, there's encrypted channels on your cable network. You are not suppose to be able to tune those channels, that's why they encrypt them. These channels travel on the same wire to everyone's home in your neighborhood. If you have the equipment (cablebox) and a paid subscription, you will be able to view these channels

Mar 15, 2010 | Televison & Video

2 Answers

Why can't I tune in new channels from set top box through vcr?


Sounds like you are trying to receive the new Over The Air OTA, digital ATSC signals on a VCR that can only receive analog NTSC, which are not sent by any but low-power channels. Did you miss the change over last April, postponed from Feb, and featured on every TV channel when you could have obtained 1 or 2 $40 coupons toward ATSC-to-NTSC converter boxes. Try www.dtv.gov for more info, IIRC.
If you are speaking of cable TV then see your company. These may be digital Quadrature Amplitude Modulation QAM signals that only certain TVs can decode provided they are not encrypted. Locals are never encrypted. This is separate from the ATSC conversion.
-Ken

Oct 04, 2009 | Quasar VHQ940 VHS VCR

1 Answer

How can i watch cable tv.


I assume you are not trying to steal service, that you just want to use your cable signal on a TV without using a cable box. The NTSC (analog) and clear QAM (digital) signals will work on many recent TVs. Encrypted signal require a box from your cable company. BTW, the cable company are not allowed to encrypt local channels but will certainly do it for all premium channels and may do it for all digital channels except the locals. This assumes you bought a TV with QAM.
-Ken

-Ken

Jul 28, 2009 | NEC LCD4215 42 in. LCD TV

1 Answer

Screen is frozen and displaying," this is an encrypted channel." I unplugged it for a few hours, turned off and on....what do I do next


hook up your sat/cable box and reset the tuner; place the set into "setup" then: "add channels" the tuner will look for and install active channels

Apr 25, 2009 | iLO 3200 32 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

Ready for nat'l digital transition?


If it is an older model (i couldn't find anything on it either), it most likely does NOT have a QAM tuner. Be aware that only the "un-encrypted" cable channels will be free otherwise you will have to buy or rent the digital box from the company to get the rest of the regular digital channels. The un-encrypted channels are like 71.2, 83.7 so you should know if you are getting those or not.

May 23, 2008 | Recoton Advent Advent HT3251A TV

2 Answers

This is an encrypted channel


Hello hbennett,
When looking at cable TV some of the channels are encoded (arranged digitally) to disallow access to the content on that channel.  This is true in the case of encrypted channels, the cable company has taken that channel and through an encrypting algorithm made that channels content inaccessible to you. The only legal way to see that channel is to pay the cable company or content provider for that service (channel). I hope this helps.
Thank you, Shuttle83 

Jan 05, 2008 | iLO 2600 Television

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR Logo

Related Topics:

1,242 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71048 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1207 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2272 Answers

Are you a RCA Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...