Last week, I was told that Videotron engineers advised my CSR they will make an attempt this week in fixing my HDCP handshake problem. This came as an immediate reaction to sending to my CSR copy of an e-mail reply from Digital Content Protection which said that there could be compatibility problems between version 1.0 and 1.1 of HDCP (1.1 released June 9, 2003 to correct errors in 1.0).
If this becomes successful, I will post here accordingly. If not, I have an alternative plan.
Remember this, it will be important to get the DVI/HDCP to work because we are using a STB/DVR that is HDCP compliant. As such, when the Broadcast Flag gets implemented, whenever a Broadcaster has given a 30 day advanced notice to the FCC of its intention to downrez, then those using a Component connection from a Compliant STB will see the Picture Format change from HD to SD for that flagged program. And I don't expect that living in Canada and using Videotron as a provider will provide any kind of umbrella against the Broadcast Flag.
Also, those with a working DVI connection, be aware that you should adjust your Picture settings under your TV's Picture Menu. As a start, I would suggest you copy the settings you presently have under the Component input. Factory settings are usually extreme as far as Contrast and Brightness.