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Non-HDCP Compliant Error

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When I play my DVD now I am getting this non-HDCP compliant message and then my TV screen goes fuzzy and disppears. Do you have any suggestions? My Philipps DVD is HDMI compliant too.



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Re: Non-HDCP Compliant Error

The HDMI cable was causing "Display connected non-HDCP compliant" error message to appear.
When I reconnected my DVD to TV using regular cable with 3 color connectors(i don't know what is the proper name for that cable) that error message no longer appears on my screen and I was able to watch my movie normally.

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