Motorola DVR Box

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Steve_Blazer, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Steve_Blazer

    Steve_Blazer Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes I have one ..

    I have a Denon 3806 and havnt got round to connecting the cable box with HDMI due to the issues I've seen posted on here regarding HDCP.

    Anyone summarise what the problem is so I know if its worth messing around with?

    I found some info about various issues here:

    Motorola Page

    Does this answer/fix any of the problems?

    I would love to find out for myself but I wont be home most of the week [​IMG]
     
  2. Nathan_R

    Nathan_R Supporting Actor

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    No, that DVI plug/unplug solution will *not* fix the HDMI-switching/Denon 3806 problem. While Denon says it's not their problem, I think differently.

    Last week, I ordered a Digi-Media 4-port HDCP-compliant HDMI switch, removed all of my HDMI sources, and re-routed them through the switch. Now, I have no more HDCP problems with the Comcast box. For what it's worth, the 3806 also failed to pass the HDMI signal from my HDCP-compliant JVC 5u D-vhs unit. The switch has fixed that issue, as well.

    In short, I feel the HDMI switching capabilities of the 3806 are a waste of money right now. I've only heard of people using them successfully to pass HDMI from dvd players and HD-DVRs from D* and E* (my dvd players also all passed through the 3806 with no problems). It's a great unit otherwise, and I'm quite content with mine, but I have no expectations of this feature every fully working as advertised.
     
  3. Steve_Blazer

    Steve_Blazer Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm not positive its a Denon issue as I guy I work with has the same Motorola DVR cable box and a JVC receiver - same problem.

    HDCP wont synch up.

    Hes resorted to an HDMI switch for his DVR while his Denon DVD player passes its HDMI through his JVC receiver without a problem.


    Hopefully this will get sorted before too long.
     
  4. tokenzhu

    tokenzhu Auditioning

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    Nathan-R. where did you find the digimedia box? I've been looking for the 4 port hdmi 1.3 unit and can only find one vendor who is selling at a hefty mark up.
     

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