Copy Protected Error on DVD Recorder

I have found a few posts dealing with 'copy protected' error here, but the discussions go so deep into other issues, I can't determine if there is a resolution.
I have a new Sony DVD recorder that gives 'You cannot record Copy protected content' error when recording not only Premium Movie channels, but also, IFC, FoxReality, FX. I don't have this error on my other (Older) Sony or Magnavox recorders. Is there ANYTHING I can do to eliminate this error, or that Comcast support can do ? Any reset or setting, anything? I have tried Comcast forums but their 'experts' immediately imply I'm trying to violate the copyright or something , but I'm just trying to record the stations I'm paying for (without purchasing their DVR's).

Any suggestions? Any brands better at handline erroneous error than Sony?
Thanks
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