Shaw Direct will need to replace the LNBFs for Anik G1, so that is a red herring. IIRC, they switched to 8PSK a couple of years ago. The main issue is swapping out the 500 series receivers. Since they were sold with the promise of MPEG4 compatibility, Shaw should have done that already. (In some countries, Shaw would have been hit with a class action suit due to product misrepresentation.) That leaves head end receivers. That would come under operating costs for CANCOM and the cable/BDU companies that use them. Let's see, what does that leave as an excuse for Shaw Direct not deploying MPEG4 to at least some channels in order to increase capacity. Apart from Shaw being run by a bunch of small minded, deceitful, narcissistic scumbags, I can't think of any.