Heres another angle on it:
Is it the same system or different systems you are talking about (about getting the R2D2 30 to 40% of the time).
I monitor a couple different types of motorola systems.
For the ones that have an analog 3600 bps control channel / digital voice (like OH MARCS), you will never hear encrypted audio irregardless of your settings. Its because the scanner (my PSR500 and Im told the new PSR800) automatically recognizes the status bit as encrypted and auto-skips.
For 9600 bps CC / digital voice settings, then the scanner settings should work.
Heres my take on it (you didnt ask, but here it is anyways
The non-user controllable encryption auto-skip feature on GRE scanners (for 3600 bps CC / digital voice systems) is a nuisance. I personally prefer to hear the encrypted audio, and lock it out manually. This way I can see the TG ID, radio ID, and make a mental note of which radio ID is using encryption and if he comes back off encryption.