Ok, so I checked with my Bell PVR last night and I have 56 timers set to record various shows. It runs great, no slow down, never misses a recording, the guide comes up fast, everything functions as a PVR should.
I don't see why the 630 would have a 50 timer limit to it if it is supposed to be newer, and especially since Shaw Direct advertises the 630 as "Canada's most advanced PVR".
After reading the forums here I challenge that claim. It seems like the 630 is the least advanced PVR in canada if you are limited to only 50 timers, running out of memory, not being able to record shows, needing to manually reset the receiver. It seems the 630 is a major step backwards.
Even though I am desperately looking for an alternative, I hate to say it but I have no choice but to stay with Bell.