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post #436 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-14, 10:20 PM
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Selection Radio is $0.99 while Choice Radio is $2.99. The weird thing is that all of the Selection Radio channels used to be included in Choice Radio except for one.

I regularly listened to one of the included ones in Choice Radio and then it disappeared one day. They told me it had something to do with a channel move on the satellite but this is hogwash as they could certainly have retained the same line-up.

These channels are redundant today in any event because you can just listen online.
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post #437 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-14, 10:23 PM
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oh, sorry, now I see it's the French language radio pack. got it.

A CSR told me the English Radio package was $2.99 - anyone want to confirm that's correct?

The same CSR also said that the U.S. Superstations (KTLA, WPIX, Peachtree, etc.) had their own package price of $5, but if you ordered CRAVE + HBO then they are included in that package. Truth?

And, if you order the Radio Package that's $8.00, are the Stingray Video channels (Loud, Retro, Jukebox, Vibe) included, or are they always a separate charge?

If anyone knows it would be a big help, as phone support can take hours

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I don't know which channel package you have but I have the Small package which allows me a choice of individual channels. The good thing is that you get the three Stingray video channels as one channel (one choice). This makes the channels pretty cost effective.
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post #438 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 01:15 AM
 
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Are the Stingray Video channels included with your ĎSmallí package, or a separate fee?
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post #439 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 09:47 AM
 
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They would be part of the Pick Pack selection component (15 channels for Small) - all 4 Stingray video channels count as one pick.
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post #440 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 11:08 AM
 
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Can you tell me when they would be included with other plans, aka are they auto-included with Medium or Large, or included with the $8.00 Music Theme Pack (which includes some Video channels)?
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post #441 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 12:56 PM
 
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They would be auto included in Large, and available in the Music Theme Pack. Or, as mentioned in the other thread, can be taken as one of your customized options for Extra Small, Small and Medium.
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post #442 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 01:10 PM
 
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ah, ok, so the $8.00 Music pack includes them as well. That makes sense, but the website is so OUT OF DATE it doesnít indicate that. Sorry for all the questions, but between the inaccuracies of the Shaw site, and the insane telephone hold-times, you are our best source
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post #443 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 03:31 PM
 
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Another question: if I discontinue my old, Platinum package in favour of a new package, would I still receive all the currently active STANDARD DEF channels until Shaw deactivates them? Classic East map.
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post #444 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 03:49 PM
 
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If you choose a new package with with one of the legacy channel maps (Classic or Advanced) you will receive the channel in Std Def only or if both versions available, you will receive the Std Def and HD version until such time as the Std Def drops. With the new National lineup you get any subscribed channel that is HD only and Std Def channels of those that have not converted with a couple exceptions. You do not get the West Std Def feeds of a couple of channels like W, YTV, History which come to mind. They will presumably get added back in once the HD version launches over the next couple months. Not sure if that was intentional or an oversight but should resolve as the West HD versions launch.

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post #445 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 08:50 PM
 
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So if I like the west coast, SD Comedy feed, Iíll continue to get that, or lose it instantly? If the latter, I guess Iíll wait until the mandatory National lineup?
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post #446 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-15, 11:30 PM
 
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As long as you keep the classic or advanced lineup you will keep it if it's in your package, be it platinum or a newer package. You would only lose it (instantly) with the National lineup.

Wow, Platinum that goes way back.

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post #447 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-16, 04:47 AM
 
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Yeah, itís a great package, and was at a good price. But the price has climbed nearly $50! And channels have been taken away, so itís time to shed some expense...
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post #448 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-16, 10:46 AM
 
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I am trying to convince the wife that we dont need to watch the reality shows that populate the tv scene these days.
I am having a hard time convincing her because if it was for me I would cut Shaw.
Paying $150.00/month to watch tv is not a great idea in my books.

Sooner or later she will crack and then I will get rid of Shaw. Sorry you cant continue to increase prices like this when online streaming is so much cheaper with better content.
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post #449 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-16, 05:58 PM
 
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I do some streaming, but if you live in the country where internet is spotty, sat. is still a better choice.
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post #450 of 456 (permalink) Old 2019-07-30, 07:04 PM
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Hi,

I'm looking for the link of an old package , the Titanium bilingual. I called SD today and they told me it's still available but couldnt find any link to give me .
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