Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a systematic approach to copyright protection, focusing on making it impossible to steal content in the first place. All pay TV providers, including DISH, are required to apply protection like limited recording or high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) to select content.
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protections (HDCP)
HDCP is a form of digital copy protection developed to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections.
In order to watch DRM-affected programming, you must have HDCP-compatible equipment. (TVs older than 2006, certain HDMI cables, and other components connected between the receiver and TV may not be compatible).
If you have utilized Hopper Transfers, you may only transfer a DRM-protected recording once (examples would be HopperGO and External Hard Drive transfers).
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|Disney Channel - West
|Showtime - West
||SXM02 - SXM96
||6002 - 6096|
99-2 - 99-96
|The Movie Channel
|The Movie Channel - West
|The Movie Channel Xtra
|The Movie Channel Xtra - West
This message will display when you attempt to view DRM-protected programming without compatible equipment.
Limited Recording (Limited Playback)
This function limits the time you can watch or save a Pay-Per-View event on your DVR.
Once the Pay-Per-View event playback is started, you have 24 hours before it expires. When events are recorded (but you haven't started watching yet), they can be saved for a limited amount of time – usually three to six months.
This message will display when you attempt to view an expired event.
This is when Pay-Per-View events cannot be saved for later viewing, or when attempting to record SiriusXM programming.
"No Recording" will display in yellow on the Pay-Per-View order and confirmation screens.