: Can't Record Shaw HD 5C=1 (Enabled)
2006-06-23, 01:42 PM
I've been monitoring these discussions with much interest as I want to buy a DVDR in order to preserve programs currently on the HD of my 6412. Will I be able to transfer everything currently on my HD to DVD via an S Video cable or will these issues limit my ability to do so? Thanks for the help.
If you put your location and service provider in your profile, we'll be able to comment better. As you can see from this thread, different people in different locations, with different STBs are affected differently.
2006-06-23, 02:42 PM
Sorry. I live in North Vancouver and am a Shaw subscriber.
2006-06-26, 07:47 PM
Can anyone out there give me advice on this topic?
It appears you should be safe. See the following thread.
2006-06-30, 03:23 PM
I would like to confirm that changing my DCT6200 to 480i fixed this issue. I am using Windows Media Center 2005 and was experiencing the same "Cannot record due to copyright restrictions..." message as reported here.
What's odd for me is that with MCE I couldn't record ANYTHING. Not even our free to air content. The very second I swapped over to 480i everything started working again.
I would like to also mention that this wasn't always the case as I used to be able to record just fine.
2006-08-20, 05:34 AM
It was nice to see (after finding my own thread on google) that my thread was alive for so long.
Here is a bump because I still cannot record anything? What is everyone else's status on this situation?
2006-08-20, 05:40 AM
I got mine to partially work...
I had to change the output setting to 480i and then start the recording. It worked, then, while still recording, I changed to 1080i and then turned on to PBS and then to MC.
Then, I stopped the recording and then I pressed record again and there were no issues. I will continue testing.
2006-08-23, 09:53 PM
Just Wondering if 5c = 1 for any of the HD channels added?
2006-08-24, 01:21 AM
So my fun and frolics with trying to record on a DVD recorder via a Shaw box:
I set up my boxes as suggested in the FAQ, but without the S-Video cable from the cable box to DVD recorder- I just recorded the regular cable channels. Until today, when I picked up a S Video cord and some more audio cables-I ranthe S from STB to DVDR. When I tried to record any channel through the STB I got the COPYRIGHT: DIE BITCH! message. Digital channels like BBC Canada, or the plain old Fox channel, didn't matter. So a phone call to Shaw. First they told me it might be the HDMI cable from DVD to the TV- unplugging that did nothing. Then he said DVDR's would't record anything as a copyright protection! Well, shucks, it recorded last night's Daily Show just fine when it was cable into the DVDR- but the problem started when I threaded it through the STB-so maybe the DVDR is just fine and the box is the problem? Then he suggested my Future Shop purchesed product was a USA market model, and I forgot why that was suppose to matter because I start beating myself about the head with product manuals. I also mentioned that conspiracy theory of mine suggesting that Shaw may not be that motivated to help customers who eschew their PVR's in favor of DVDR's
I asked him how to get the status menu up to check on the DC numbers, we got that up, it was =0. He then did a box reset, and voila! We have recording! I started saying "thank you, thank you!" and he kept saying "no way, that's not suppose to work!"
(Thank you Sonny, but shut up, you just made a crabby customer happy, never do anything to screw that up.) Now let's see if it still records tomorrow
Annie, if you didn't notice it earlier in this thread, be aware of the following:
2006-08-24, 04:13 AM
On a 6200 box in North Vancouver
the 5c=1 (bad news) is on all new channels, so 309 - 312 are all protected, and the digital stream cannot be usefully captured via firewire
I only get basic cable, but I assume I am now tempororily eligible for 308/TSNHD - prev not allowed as I did not subscribe to TSN SD. Will contact Shaw re this, and get back on status of 308 with regard to 5c
2006-08-24, 02:13 PM
Jeff, that bites. Let us know what they say.
2006-08-24, 10:57 PM
Same in Winnipeg. PBS (305) is encrypted (was always the case) and the new channels CTV-HD (311) and Discovery HD (312) are encrypted also.
2006-08-24, 11:59 PM
PBS has never been encrypted in Vancouver. CBC and CTV were, but not PBS.
2006-08-28, 11:39 AM
it appears shaw edmonton has turned on 5c1 on a number of channels. TSNHD, CTVHD, TDCHD. Not much point in giving us new channels and encoding them immediately. I was loving TDCHD for 3 days, now it's gone.
2006-09-17, 12:46 PM
Its sucks that all new channels recently added have 5c =1, Looks like the trend is towards having most of HD channels JUST for LIVE viewing pleasures(can't record them in HD for later viewing unless you own their PVR or a DigitalVCR)
2006-09-17, 01:02 PM
It's interesting that it is all BGM property. It seems that BGM is insisting that Shaw do so.
2006-09-17, 04:29 PM
Why is CBC HD (309) still 5C=1? I don't believe that's BGM property. It's an OTA channel like CTV HD (310 Vancouver) which also happens to be 5C=1. :mad:
2006-09-17, 06:55 PM
I wasn't excluding CBC. I was just commenting how most of the 5C channels are BGM.