I had them, then I switched down my package to save on some costs, but with that I had troubles opting out of simusbs, as whenever a simsub was about to occur, the US network would just go black, so I had to go back to my previous package to avoid simsubs properly (something about channel mapping not being done right with the lower-tier package).
Yesterday while watching golf, CBS Detroit was running a weather advisory, and so I wanted to switch to CBS Seattle to watch it without the advisory, but it stated I was not subscribed. So I asked Shaw Direct, and this is what one agent stated:
"Thank you for taking the time to write into Shaw Direct, we are more than happy to assist you. After looking into this for you the US feeds from the east are the only feeds that are able to receive HD signal at this time, for based on quality of signal we have opted to pull from where the stronger feed is this being in the east. At this time the west US network feed do not receive HD, however with our third satellite being launched this year this is definitely something the will request on your behalf if you would like."
That's when I was perplexed. But following up with another agent who apologized for the misinformation, I was able to add the US time-shifted nets for $1.00 / month. Originally they were free I believe. So I'm not sure why the first agent told me what she did, but things are OK now.