No. There is no rental fee for Shaw Direct equipment. The equipment is purchased up front. Depending on the current promotions most new customers will receive a credit on their first bill that will cover all of their initial equipment costs.
In most cases installation of your first 2 receivers is FREE. Depending on current promotions additional receivers may be subject to an installation fee of $49 for HD or $99 for HDPVR
There is a limit of 6 receivers per residential account.
The standard Shaw Direct Dish can accept up to 4 connections. BasicHD receivers need only one connection each but HDPVR's use 2 each so, depending on your choice of receivers, additional equipment may be required.
There is a "Multi-Receiver Fee" of $5 per month for accounts with 2 or more receivers. This one fee allows you to add up to 5 additional receivers. For example, if your programming package is $30 and you have 3 receivers you total monthly cost would be $35.
The "Multi-Receiver Fee" also gives you the added benefit of a "Limited Lifetime Warranty Service" should one of your receivers fail.
In the event a receiver should fail, Shaw Direct will ship a replacement receiver directly to your home. All you have to do is pay to ship the old receiver back.
If you have only one receiver, a "Limited Lifetime Warranty Service" option is available for an additional $2.50 per month. With this option a service technician will come to your home and replace the receiver at no cost to you.
Customers who are paying the "Multi-Receiver Fee" automatically receive the Limited Lifetime Warranty Service.
Warranty does not apply to remote controls, cabling or outdoor equipment.