My experience with Shawdirect
I signed up with Shawdirect on september 19th leaving Bell. I have 2 x HD600 receivers and 1 x HD630 PVR which wasnt too expensive trough Direct Sales.
The installation was scheduled 2 days after agreeing with Shawdirect and it went like a breeze. I got the 60E dish with the new Xku LNB.
I have to be quite honest that setting the PVR was nothing like Bell, a little more complicated but once I learned every options I can say that I really like it and it is better than the 9241 from bell. I love having the 14 days guide, easy to schedule new recordings, etc.
On the programming side, I got the digital indulgence lite package, HD Extra Lite + Free HD time shifting and the Super Channels @ 50% off for 6 months. It comes up to 73$ taxes included which isnt bad considering competition prices.
On the plus side, with ShawDirect I have to pay 5.99$ for the multi receiver warranty which I take as a bonus since my receivers are garanteed and service calls are free...
I am aware of the PVR not erasing recordings correctly and having to do the PVR flush to regain Hdd space and it dosent bother me since this will be fixed in future updates.
All in all, I am verry satisfied with what I got and am a happy newcomer. It is also nice to speak to someone in customer care that we at least can understand.
Just tought Id share my experience...
Also heard, that the digital indulgence lite package has been phased out and not offered trough direct sales since October 1st but will be grandfathered...