reply to analog andy
Re: Ditching Shaw cable need media player ideas I use a popcorn hour a110 as my media box. I was thinking of upgrading to an a400 when it comes out. Popcorn Hour's are a bit of a higher end media box.
One of the main reasons I like them is they can house an internal 3.5" hard drive which lets me have more storage on my home network.
As for Shaw's transition to digital. It was inevitable. High Def and Internet need more bandwidth. Analog channels use up to much (You can fit about 3 digital HD channels in for every analog SD channel you remove).
I was under the impression they gave a free rental to people who were previously on analog only?