just spoke with a sasktel tech.
he told me in mid december they are launching a new hd box because they are having to much problems with there service.
i was surprised to find out what he actually has shaw in his house, had them hooked up (has 2 hd tvs) side by side and he said sasktels picture is alot grainer and has more of a wash to the picture.
as well his sasktel had tripple the wait time to load or change a channel. not to mention he can only have 1 hdtv with there version of "high speed" which is vritually lite speed internet.