yes that is correct currently one can get 12 HD streams on up to 12 TV's and 1.5TB of storage in a maximum hardware configuration. Regarding storage concerns; remember the platform is cloud based and that is something for Shaw to explore in the future.
yes this is an integrated IP based system, everything is connected, it was designed like that. We're confident that the connection % is something that is not an issue and something that is not any worst than it is today which is minimal at best. However, there are way more benefits to this technology than their are drawbacks in my opinion. It's nothing to do with 'big brother watching' more the IP design itself.
IMO there is no doubt at this point in time this is the most superior viewing experience in terms of functionality offered that you can get in Canada that's why for us it's a premium offering.
Shaw Employee, Opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.