Possible switch from Optik to Gateway.
Hi guys, I hope that I am posting this in the right place... I am hoping to get some opinions. Here is a little background. Like many others I was a loyal and happy Shaw customer for years. Once the Optik system was introduced it was a no brianer, especially with nothing on the horizon from Shaw (at the time). I have been an Optik TV, internet and phone subscriber since January 2011. The TV service by comparison (before Gateway) is simply amazing IMO. I unfortunately have had an issue with PVR Anywhere not working and I now have the opportunity of getting out of my 3 year contract (I took the free PVR).
So, I like Shaw's phone service and Telus cannot complete with Shaw's internet speeds (which is a factor for me). But, my question is how does the Gateway service truly stack-up against Optik? I am aware of the actual specifications, but all of the issues reported on the forum have me spooked. The look and feel of the Optik onscreen menus is really polished, easy to use and everything is very quick (channel changes, etc.).
Also, price is also a factor. My Telus bill is north of $200 per month. If I could get one of these promos, it would significantly reduce the monthly cost for the foreseeable future.
Final question, Is call display via the TV enabled on Shaw Gateway? This is one of the features I really like about Telus.