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Copy of my MythTV 5C encryption status checklist for Winnipeg

Every now and then Shaw makes changes to the 5C encryption status of their various channels. So to make the adjustments to my MythTV/Firewire recording setup I have to periodically go through each channel and test to see which ones are encrypted and unencrypted.

I've created a "Numbers" spreadsheet/checklist that I use with my iPad in hand to checkoff each channel as I'm testing it (my DVR is in my living room not close to my computer). If it helps, here's a copy of my latest checklist, so you don't have to do the testing yourself when setting up MythTV in the Winnipeg area.

Since Firewire interfaces are becoming rarer and rarer on motherboards, I've stocked up on a few extra legacy Firewire PCI cards for my MythTV DVR going forward (I'm going to need these for years).

There's been a couple of changes since the last time I did this test. Looks like the Vancouver time-shifts are now recordable (that's nice). Strangely TSN1 is copy protected but none of the other ones are. TSN3 is the primary feed of TSN and the most important one. 90% of the time the other TSN channels are just a duplicate anyhow. Fortunately the premium movie channels still have no copy protection (HBO, Movie Central, Superchannel), so that makes it all worthwhile. Time to fill up on movies for my Plex Server from Movie Central.
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