Discovery works again
That new HGTV-HD works too, in Winnipeg anyhow. :-)
I really get the feeling that the engineers at Shaw have no clue what they are doing or how they are configuring things. The fact that the copy-protection seems to get shut on/shut off at seemingly random times on certain stations makes no sense. You'd think that Shaw would copy-protect HBO Canada, Movie Central, or Superchannel, but amazingly they don't. In the US, I know that premium movie channels NEVER have the 5C encryption turned off but in Canada the premium stations are ALWAYS set as Copy-Free for me and have been for years (provided you are subscribed to them). This strongly leads me to believe the engineers just really don't even know.
My routine is that I subscribe to one of the premium services for a month here and there, load up my MythTV box with tons of movies, then cancel :-)
I rotate through getting HBO/Movie Central for month, then Superchannel for a month, then wait a few months for the movies to cycle and repeat. Each time loading up the 2 TB drive on my MythTV Box.
Just the other day, I finally decided to go and pickup a new HD box from Shaw to use as essentially a dedicated MythTV capture card. It's only connected to my MythTV backend server via Firewire and sits in the basement; it's never used as an interactive tuner for live tv.