I am well aware of the type of corporation bell canada is, specifically what they are trying to do with the internet. It is one of the reasons I am looking to switch to Shaw. I have probably been versed in bell's wrong doings long before you even realized you were getting shafted by Bell.
But at the same time, as I've said before, a proper working PVR is 1st on my list of priorities when it comes to TV. I never watch TV live I am too busy. And if I don't have a functioning PVR, I may as well download my shows and cancel satellite all together.
I don't mind paying for programming, but it has to be easier than my other options, and that means I pick a show I want to watch, set a timer and it automatically records new episodes (and works flawlessly). If I have to put any more effort into it than that, the entire satellite service becomes useless to me, regardless of who I have service with.
Trust me, I can't wait to dump Bell. I have ditched their internet and phone service them years ago, as well as helped many others make the switch.