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They do, but ShawDirect is not available until September and have less features than Bell for the same price. So if you're not already with ShawDirect, go with Bell, they win on all points exept for phone support.
 

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And Shaw Direct has vastly superior customer service and accurate billing.

So SD has:


  • Far better HD PQ
  • Fewer simsubs
  • Better customer service
  • Accurate billing
  • Ontario residents can save $20 to $30 over the equivalent Bell package.
If the above are not important to you and EHD support is, go with Bell.
 

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57 is mostly right on what sim-subs are in the acronym list, except that Sim-subs replace the whole program with the Canadian station feeds. That matters, because on occasion (as witnessed in that other Sim-sub thread), the Simsub goes horribly wrong, often to to the process being largely automated.

Why Shaw Direct is preferred when it comes to Sim-Subs, is that they have the capablity to execute sim-subs at the customer receiver, and do exercise that capability by only switching customers obligated to get substituted, and with their local station.

Bell Sim-Subs all their customers at the uplink, regardless of their right to not be, and only by stations they decide, such as Toronto or Calgary.
 

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Lack of simsubs on Shaw Direct will be less of an advantage as more locals switch to HD in the next year or 2 (unless you live in a non-digital area.)
 

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57 is mostly right on what sim-subs are in the acronym list, except that Sim-subs replace the whole program with the Canadian station feeds.
Not really. For live programming, the Canadian commercials are added. For non-live, then yes the "Canadian station feed" is used, however, the original programme still came from the US at some point in time, so it's Canadian commercials that are added, sometimes the programming itself may also be slightly altered..

This is not really the thread to discuss simsubs, so I hope we can leave this topic alone now.
 
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