I started getting this error a few weeks ago, here’s how you fix it.
“Your television cannot support hdcp video over your high definition connection (H1001)”
First off, this error message is a lie, my TV is a new 50in Phillips Ambilight TV and it can handle HDCP because it was working before.
I called customer support and went through all the steps:
1) Reboot the AT&T Uverse receiver – didn’t work
2) Unplug the TV and plug it back it (reboot TV) – didn’t work
3) Try a different cable – didn’t work
4) Reboot the TV AFTER changing the cable – that worked.
Apparently I have 1 HDMI cable that works and one that does not. Personally, I think these cable providers need to drop this stupid copy protection crap – it is a paranoid precaution that does nothing at all to stop pirates and only causes confusion and frustration for honest people. Pirates don’t pay $100 a month for AT&T Uverse – so why is it designed for them?!
For the curious – HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection and is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across various connections, even if such copying would be permitted by fair use laws. According to wikipedia – the HDCP protocol has several flaws that pirates can compromise – which means it is basically defective by design.