My buddy gave me his old Shaw HD box for me to use because he just signed a contract with Telus (IDIOT!) and they gave him on of their boxes. It was fairly easy to hookup with HDMI cables, but I lost some of my regular channels when I switched from the digital TV box to the HD box, so I had to call Shaw and they straightened it out. The picture is amazing, but that's not the best part. The best part is the ability to record shows with the built-in memory. I recorded about 8 hours of TV just yesterday that I would normally miss because I'm either not up when it comes on or my schedule just doesn't permit me to watch it when it comes on. Now, that's not to say that I'm going to watch 8 hours of TV a day, just that when I am watching it, I can watch what I want and not just what's on at the moment. I highly recommend you get one if you don't already have one. They're well worth the $200 or $300 that Shaw charges. The only problem is that mine is old (maybe 3-4 years old) and doesn't have much memory. A regular CFL game takes up about 15% of the storage capacity, but it was free so I'm not complaining.