That I have HD basic digital cable and I don't actually get more than half of the channels in the guide makes channel browsing impossible. So in many ways, the more channels that appear in the guide, the less I find to watch.
I know I can use the favorites to create a list of channels that I actually have, but to go through each channel checking is just too much work. I think Shaw should create the favorites list for each customer based on a customers subscription. Either that, or have an "auto set-up" feature in the PVR that would automatically go through each channel for you and add it to a fav list if it is part of your subscription.
Shaw doesn't seem to get this.
As for Adult titles, you can simply block them in the settings. You can also set locks, but I found that after doing that, the Pace PVR would randomly throw the "enter lock" screen up, even when you weren't trying to access adult titles.