I have been on MTS Ultimate TV for over a year now. Recently I made up my mind to switch to SHAW for various reasons. (Free NHL Center ICE and "faster" internet, new HD PVR.)
However, boy am I glad I didn't cancel my MTS service right away. The Shaw PVR in my opinion SUCKS compared to the MTS one. The guide is still the same old crappy shaw guide. Using the Shaw PVR was a painful experieance compared with the MTS PVR. True that recording space is not "yet" expandable on the MTS Pvr, but to me that is far outweighed by the other features provided by the MTS PVR. Long story short, after 2 days i disconnected my Shaw box, switched my input back to the MTS Pvr and plugged my router back into the 2-wire and promptly took everything back to the shaw retail location (only to have to wait in line almost an hour to speak to a CSR to cancel.) Free NHL center Ice was enough to get me to try Shaw, but it wasn't enough to get me to overlook the substandard PVR they gave me.
Granted, their "Shaw Gateway Experience" solution looks promising, but price wise it can't even touch what MTS is doing.
Oh and slightly off topic, I have Bolt internet with MTS as well, and it ran circles around the 25mbit internet service that I had from Shaw. They said that I wouldn't be able to get the modem for their faster BB50 internet for a month or 2...WTF?
Long story short. Tried Shaw, but ran screaming in the oposite direction.
Last edited by wstock; 2011-09-21 at 08:51 PM.
Reason: cause i felt like it