Optik upgrade went well
Hi all, Back to report the upgrade from Minvera to Optik went well. TELUS tech replaced the ADSL modem, router, and the TTV SA 330 STB (Minerva) with the Cisco 430 PVR (Mediaroom). They also had to replace the POTS splitter with a newer one. Only minor snag was getting into the townhouse telephone room – Tech didn’t have the right key – had to find someone on strata with access. Configuring everything went well, now have wireless (handy) in addition to wired LAN. On the PVR, make sure you set the Audio settings for your system. It defaults to “Stereo”. I had to change it to “Surround” to get 5.1 audio on the optical output. Tech says we are now on 2HD/1SD profile. Speedtest (Vancouver server) results as follows:
Old system: (Telus ADSL and Minerva):
Ping 150 ms, Download 2.9 Mb/s, Upload 0.75 Mb/s
With Optik: Ping 119 ms, Download 14.4 Mb/s (TV off), 5.6 Mb/s (one HD channel on), Upload 0.82 Mb/s.