Shaw Cable promotions, programming packages and pricing discussion 2012 - Page 2 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #16 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 01:09 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 248
One reason that the channels are bundled in theme packs is because it allows for much more value (eg. Entertainment 1 has 10 SD/6 HD channels), whereas those channels sold individually would be much more. Also, using theme packs likely is a main reason that the entry price for the Shaw Plan Personalizer is considerably lower than the older plans, and it is now even lower with the introduction of the new bundles.

For example, Basic Cable ($40.95) + High-Speed Internet 7.5 Mbps Download ($42.00) is $82.95/month. Then, with the introduction of the Shaw Plan Personalizer, you could get Personal TV and High-Speed Internet for $74.90/month. Now, with the new Simple bundles, you can get Personal TV and High Speed 10 (10 Mbps Download) for a regular price of $59.90/month.

That is a difference of $23.05/month, and you get a slight increase in your Internet speed. Personal TV and Basic TV do slightly differ, but the price difference is huge. Even though there are fewer channels, you also get a few 'Classic' channels (HGTV, History, Food) with Personal TV.

That is just using Basic + High Speed as an example. I'd definitely recommend checking out the new simple bundles, as they provide much more value than the regular Shaw Plan Personalizer had been offering.

I am a Shaw Employee. However, I am not posting on behalf of Shaw, and my posts are not official statements.
mungar is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #17 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 02:05 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 192
Switched today to Personal TV, Best of HD and HS10, saving ~$25/month. However, they won't activate until 12 January - a tech has to come out to remove filters so I can get more channels.. in the meantime, I have to pay more for less until then! Doesn't make sense. Then again, it's Shaw.

newfbc is offline  
post #18 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 02:22 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 139
@mungar - Bundling channels that you don't watch with the channels you do adds zero value. Some of the theme packs work (like "news" and "family") - they are cheap and include all of the channels in their category. On the other hand, the "entertainment" and "sports" bundles don't work. They are more expensive and the channels I want are spread across a number of theme packs, bundled with channels I don't care about.

How about some build your own theme packs? For example, pick any 7 channels from sports 1 and/or sports 2 for $10, or pick any 10 channels from movies, entertainment 1, entertainment 2 and/or entertainment 3 for $10.
Titanium48 is offline  
post #19 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 167

Thanks for the advice. I watch BBC World a lot so may pay $5. for that but I will check into the BBC iPlayer. I have just resubscribed to BBC Canada as they seemed to have improved what they are showing.

It would be wonderful if the day ever came that I could just pay $50 or $60 or whatever a month and only have the channels I want!!!
cheadlebeagle is offline  
post #20 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 04:06 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
can u please provide more details, that plan is what I exactly want.
shingo43 is offline  
post #21 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Posts: 16
is this possible?

I'm looking over the Shaw literature that I've received here...
Is it truly "personalizing" - other than totally pick and paying all my channels (be still, my heart)?
Like can I get Personal TV + Best of HD, Timeshift and Movies....combined with Internet 20 or phone, and just add 'em up? I have in my literature here something that refers to "Shaw Triple Play Customer Benefits" that says something about a 10 dollar BUNDLE discount every month.
Does that apply to me because I've got TV, Internet and phone....or will I get the big no-no because my personalized package is not a prepackaged "Bundle"?
fastball59 is offline  
post #22 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 05:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 136
Question Best of HD channels list??

I am looking to switch to Shaw. Can someone answer this question please. PersonalTV/BestofHD is available ONLY with Gateway?

and secondly what channels are included in Best of HD? I went to the shaw site but have no idea where I find a "list" of the channels included?

Thank u
aeroplane is offline  
post #23 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 06:22 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 63

Absolutely nothing REQUIRES the gateway. You can have any model of STB.

Here's what's in best of hd.
saberon is offline  
post #24 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 06:23 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sry/Cloverdale, BC Epson 8350 & 110" Screen... Shaw Gateway & 5 Portals... PS-3 & Harmony One
Posts: 265
Decided to sort out my stuff... this is what I went with which is a savings from what I had before because the phone turns out to be cheaper and the TV is only .95 cents more than I was paying:

Personal TV
Theme Packs:
Best of HD+ $20.00
Oasis HD+ $3.95
HDNet+ $3.95
+ $53.85

Broadband 50 (50 Mbps)
+ $58.95
Home Phone
Personal Home Phone + VoiceMail
+ $20.95
YOUR PLAN $133.75

I was also advised I don't have to pay for additional outlets (I will have 5 portals) as they are all considered to be on the gateway so it counts as one outlet as it is one network...

***I could not find an option to add Discovery World HD as a Premium Channel, although I believe it is not included with the Best of HD+...

This should do me for now... lol, just want that extra Discovery Channel...

I like being retired, it gives me lots of time to make trouble...
roopster77 is offline  
post #25 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 07:33 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 189
From what ShawChamp has said in previous threads and posts, you can add DiscoveryWorld HD for $3.95 as it is not included in the Best of HD package.
MacOSXAddict is offline  
post #26 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 08:00 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 115
With pick and play on digital (SD) channels, the price per channel dropped with more being taken. e.g., 1 for 2.95, 2 for 3:95, 7 for 7.95. Does this still apply for the pick and play HD channels (Discovery World, HD Net, Oasis)? Or is each treated as a separate purchase? Right now, as a grandfathered HD Plus customer, I have BBC Canada and Oasis for $3.95, picking up Oasis when BBC Kids was dropped from the lineup.

Last edited by Distant Signal; 2012-01-02 at 08:04 PM. Reason: to add a bit more information
Distant Signal is offline  
post #27 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 08:12 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Banff
Posts: 1
Filipino channels on Shaw Cable

Happy New Year,

Apparently, Shaw Cable has two Tagalog channels in several areas.

Shaw Cable 509 - The Filipino Channel (TFC) and
Shaw Cable 510 - Filipino TV (FTV)

I subscribe to TFC and watch that on Shaw Cable 509 in Banff.

My wife, who is fluent in Tagalog, enjoys the shows on TFC and staying connected with the happenings in the Philippines.

Now, my question, has anyone in Banff, Canmore, or Calgary been also able to watch Shaw Cable 510 - FTV, the additional Tagalog channel?

My cable box does not display 510 in my PVR guide.
Nevertheless, the Shaw website lists 510 FTV as channel in my area. On the other hand, the Shaw website has no pricing for FTV in its listings of multicultural channels. And I have yet to hear of anyone who is actually watched the channel when I have spoke of it even among some of my friends that also subscribe to TFC.

So, FTV is kind of elusive, for me anyway. Does it exist or not?

Thanks for your info.

charlesinbanff is offline  
post #28 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 08:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
@roopster77, Don't know about adding it by itself, but it looks like it's part of the entertainment 1 theme pack for an extra 10$/month.
stony is offline  
post #29 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 09:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,329
Filipino TV does exist. I don't subscribe to it myself, I'm not Filipino, but I did have a job promoting Shaw services in September, when Shaw launched it and put it on free preview for about a month. The announcement was also made in this post, in the 2011 new channels thread. IIRC, the price of the channel was around $15.95/mo.

I don't know why it's not listed on the Shaw website (or on, however it is there under Channel Listings, as well as listed in the Calgary SPP file. If you're missing channels in your guide, or you'd like to get FTV, I'd recommend calling Shaw.
tux is offline  
post #30 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 10:52 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East St. Paul, MB
Posts: 163
In a 3rd attempt to buy 228-DWHD as a standalone channel, in addition to Best of HD, I spent some time with tech support the other day. Despite giving him the code which Shaw Champ provided earlier, DWHD still would not activate. As a test he then temporarily provided me with the Entertainment #1 Pkg, which produced DWHD. That proved it was not a trap/filter problem.

He then consulted with his higher level Tech Support and eventually advised that there about 10 Shaw service areas (Winnipeg & surrounding area being one) where it is not possible to obtain DWHD as a standalone channel!!!

Shaw Champ and any other Shaw employee monitoring this thread - perhaps you could escalate this to have this enabled for all areas.
HTGuy2 is offline  
Closed Thread

shaw cable

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome