Unlock a world of entertainment and on-demand media, with the Optik TV 500 Gigabyte HD PVR Receiver from TELUS. Benefiting from a track record of reliability, quality, and performance, new TELUS customers who sign up today will also enjoy three complimentary months of Super Channel, free home installation, and can subscribe to the TELUS Optik TV & Internet bundle for $45/mo for their first six months – which is actually a pretty good deal.
Featuring both HDMI and component outputs, this device is compatible with almost any home theatre setup. The Optik TV HD PVR Receiver proves that it's actually pretty speedy – thanks to its responsive on-screen guide, which provides a minimum of lag when channel surfing. Customers will appreciate Optik TV’s impressive 15 Mbps of raw performance, while more demanding viewers can opt for Optik High Speed Turbo – and enjoy download speeds of up to 25 Mbps. Add the ability for multiple password-protected profiles, and you’ll discover that the Optik TV HD PVR offers some pretty cool security options to ensure your family benefits from a safe, regulated viewing environment.
Equipped with onboard support for popular social networking apps like Facebook, the Reciever also sports TELUS’ own custom apps that run on your iPhone or Blackberry. They let you use your smartphone to control which programs you record – so you can instantly select the programming that’ll be waiting for you when you return home.
VOD, Pay-Per-View, and special programming events – they’re all supported, which is nice. With over 500GB of onboard storage, you can record entire seasons of your favourite shows and not really have to worry about running out of space. Fully compatible with the Xbox console, you can also use your game system to record and playback media. Add to these features the ability to download up to 3 HD channels simultaneously, and you’re left with one impressive little media hub.
It only takes one PVR to offer on-demand playback to any television in your home. Simply set up an Optik TV Digital Box on a secondary television, and you can access the entire library of contents from your Receiver's hard drive – regardless of what room you’re watching from. A pre-bundled universal control extends this functionality even further, allowing you to configure and control your entire home theatre system from a single device. If you're looking to simplify your setup, this is actually a fairly good way to do it.
An intelligent keyword guide offers suggestions as you browse – kind of like Google does – which lets you focus on watching instead of typing. Sports, movies, shows... everything is available in an entirely digital format – and the HD stuff comes through crystal clear. Optik TV boasts some pretty lofty broadcast standards, which means that even standard definition programs look pretty good.
If you’ve already subscribed to TELUS’ home phone service, this PVR does a nice job of integrating your Caller ID information – which automatically appears onscreen when an incoming call is detected. Finally, there’s TELUS’ comprehensive warranty, which guarantees that you’ll enjoy worry-free viewing for three years following your date-of-purchase. All-in-all, this device is a solid solution for those of you looking for a high performance set top box, and it's pretty sharp looking to boot.
Telus Optik TV lets you enjoy over 475 channels. Since every TELUS digital box is HD-ready (requires and HDTV), and every Optik TV package includes HD channels, you can experience the thrill of HD right from the start. Plus the built-in 500GB hard drive lets you store almost 200 hours of HD programming at a time. Please note: only 1 PVR required per household.
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