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in the past, four of the superstations (WSBK, WPIX, WPCH, and KTLA) come if you get family as part of your package. you can call to add WGN (both HD and SD) for 0.99/mo. that is how mine is set up, but I have been sub for 4 yrs
 

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Superstations package still available!

The Superstations package is still listed on the SD website. Package price of $2.02 for TV38, KTLA, WPIX, WGN and WGN-HD.
 

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Digital Lite actually is on the Shaw Direct website. It is not as easy to find. If you go into the programming page (for new customers) and chose "view all packages" it comes up.

The other two, Digital Indulgence Lite (which we have), and Digital Indulgence are not pn the website. Digital Indulgence is a promo package (we started with it). I found out about DI Lite from this forum.
 

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Well, I guess that means I'm going to cut down to just my 630 to avoid the extra receiver charge. I warned them, but they wouldn't listen.
 

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We often suspend the account for 3 or 4 months in Summer. Canadian channels hardly ever show any new Summer series we like on time so to heck with them. Local OTA stations show any talk shows we want. We also get a chance to catch up on unwatched TV shows and movies on the PVR or by renting them through Zip and/or Netflix.
 

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Shaw Cable promo for Shaw Direct

Shaw Cable is currently offering a promo on a Shaw Direct package for those who subscribe to Shaw TV, internet and phone as a "vacation package" when away from home.

"Subscribe today, and receive our Digital Value Pack with 140 channels plus 40 digital music channels and 12 of your favourites in HD for $14.99 per month "

Here is the link - http://www.shawdirect.ca/promotions/english/shawoffer/default.asp?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Other+Emails&utm_content=English&utm_campaign=OTH+2012-04+Quad+Play+V2&utm_term=Learn+More

Will likely be inquiring about this but wondered if anyone has the channel listing for this package "Digital Value Pack"
 

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Just as a note. I only have tv service and was able to get the SD deal.
Don't have the list but no add on like time shifting allowed.
Iwas mainly interested in the networks sd and hd so that is what I will stay with in the rv.
 

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I signed my Grandma up for Digital Lite but after finding out it didn't have our locals we called in and got swiched to the Digital Value Pack (which is $25.99 +tax). As far as channel lineup, it looks very similar (if not identical) to the English Essentials package.
 

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Currently I'm paying $45.98 for the Digital Indulgence pack (soon to be $3 more!!).

We're not big TV watchers, but we want to keep Teletoon for the kids.

I'm wondering what the cheapest package is where we can add Teletoon.
 

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If you could get Digital Indulgence Lite, it would save a few dollars. Otherwise, you already have one of the best packages available.
 

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The $14.99 package is really attractive. Living in the kitchener/waterloo area right now, can I subscribe to this package? All I really want is OTA channels, but reception not reliable enough.
 

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The cheapest package that includes Teletoon is Digital Indulgence Lite ($6 cheaper than Digital Indulgence). We have Digital Indulgence Lite and get both Teletoon East and West. That is not including the special packages discussed here. I don't know if they include Teletoon or not, but it seems from the link that they are vacation packages designed for cottages etc. I clicked on the link and looked out of curiosity.
 

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I'd like to be a stable long-term customer, but SD keeps changing the deal, raising the prices by +6% twice a year, plus reshuffling the packages to remove content and make it cost extra. There's no point in them sending me letters telling me how they're making things better. It's not better, it's worse, and the value keeps declining steadily. It's almost as if they're trying to get rid of existing customers. I've already cut back as far as I can go, to the Digital Indulgence Light package with a few extras SD threw in at no cost. The next time they change the package, or I'm going to have to move the antenna or change my receiver, that's it for me. It's dumb to be paying this much on a monthly basis for SD when we get most of our content elsewhere at much lower cost these days.
 

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another price increase

Like everyone else, I am very irritated at SD... Just got latest bill and my Gold package went up another $3 effective july 1st. Was $65.99 and went up top $67.99 in Nov 2011, and now $70.99. Same excuse, we are adding more channels soon?. Price increase 2x a year is a wrong, my opinion at least. Personally I don't care about Golf HD and Nat Geo HD, I have no interest in watching Tiger Woods or Butterflies migrating in HD.
 

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I wholeheartedly agree! 2.5 years ago when I signed up for OVP the price after fees and taxes was under $50 and now it's above $60 and nothing for me has changed.

SD - eliminate some channels and lower our prices b/c you are soon going to lose customers.
 

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SD - eliminate some channels and lower our prices b/c you are soon going to lose customers.
Eliminating channels is no solution. In fact, Shaw Direct is a television provider offering the least channels of any of its competitors. They should be in the business of providing more channels and the most choice for its customer (i.e pick and choose).

The price increases reflect a business model for maximizing profit to the company and ultimately increasing Mr. Shaw's salary. It has nothing to do with channels. Eliminating channels would create a backlash because they would of course be removing somebody's "favourite" channel. They have removed channels in the past. Did your subscription rate ever go down?

I believe that if they offered more (all available) channels - this was the business model when this satellite company opened for business (pre-Shaw of course) - they would up the subscriber base. Unfortunately, it seems that they have decided to get the maximum from the current subscriber base and offering the least.
 

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Digital Indulgence pricing??

Hi there. Does anyone know what the current cost of the DI package is? I have a mailing that offered it at $49.72 a year ago but has it gone up $3.05 as of today (July 1st)? Or is it even higher now?
 
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