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DMR E55 timer recording won't work

I used to have regular cable service, but when I purchased a Sony HD TV, I needed to sign up for high definition, digital service with my cable company.

When I hooked up our 2004 model E55 Panasonic Recorder to our new digital service box from the cable company, a message appeared on the screen- "Copy Protection Blocked - press exit to cancel". Don't know what that meant, but I pressed exit to cancel, ran through the setup and then tried to use the Timer Recording feature. When I tried to enter a channel, it kept going back to Channel 3. It would not let me enter any channel. I can't get the thing to record anything. It will play a purchased DVD, but won't record.
PLEASE, ANY SUGGESTIONS.

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    There are some issues of recording digitally transmitted programming. For more information, research the term "Digital Rights Management" on the Internet.

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Your recorder doesn´t have a digital tuner, let alone an HD one. You can record digital programs via your TV tuner if it gives a signal out. Connect your TV to AV1 or AV2 on your recorder and program the recorder to record from the one you chose. You must program the TV separately (I don´t know if this is possible on your TV) or leave it on and on the channel you want to record.

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