Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Coast of Canada - God's Country
My understanding is you will get exactly what you have now. Shaw has a lot of Customers with the old gear who will not be signing up for the new HD channels expected on the new bird. They have 505s, 530s, etc., and don't want to pay for the 6xx boxes and a new LNB, so everything will remain as it is on the 2 existing birds.
(Of course those with special Sports packages may be migrated to the new bird but I expect SD to give them special deals on the hardware as those channels make huge income.)
I certainly don't think the folks using SD south of the border have much to worry about in the short term.