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Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2016-10-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,387
Posted By xraycat
Once you've got the plan set up you can...

Once you've got the plan set up you can definitely port your existing number over.
Forum: Items for Sale   2015-01-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By xraycat
Damn, can't believe I forgot that. $55

Damn, can't believe I forgot that. $55
Forum: Items for Sale   2015-01-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By xraycat
Lightbulb Calgary: FS - Silverstone LC17 HTPC case

Bought this a few years ago. It looks perfect in living room alongside home theater equipment. Sturdy and large enough to support a surround sound receiver and other components.
I also used it as a...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2013-08-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,262
Posted By xraycat
Is anyone interested in SmartThings?

I've been looking at doing a DIY home automation system in my home and want to utilize wireless infrastructure as much as possible so I don't have to retro-fit any wiring.

Originally I was...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2012-07-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,642
Posted By xraycat
Would be much better if it was easier to access....

Would be much better if it was easier to access. Going through Menu, Applications, Multi-View, selecting the theme is a hassle.
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2011-10-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 198,042
Posted By xraycat
Yes but I see that was the problem now....

Yes but I see that was the problem now. Everything is working.
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2011-10-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 198,042
Posted By xraycat
I doubt there is a router for the condo...

I doubt there is a router for the condo connection but regardless, I plugged my WHS into the in-wall jack, renewed its IP address and I was able to access my WHS's remote page.

In the end I...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2011-10-07, 03:03 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 198,042
Posted By xraycat
I spoke with a Telus CSR and they listed off the...

I spoke with a Telus CSR and they listed off the following ports which they block:

21
25
80
110
6667
135-139
443
445
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2011-10-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 198,042
Posted By xraycat
I just got Optik TV a couple weeks ago. I've had...

I just got Optik TV a couple weeks ago. I've had a Windows Home Server for years and since switching to Telus I've found out they block almost all ports and so I'm not able to access my WHS remotely....
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2011-10-06, 12:55 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 224,104
Posted By xraycat
I thought I'd post my experience of my recent...

I thought I'd post my experience of my recent Optik TV install.

When I placed the order I indicated that I would be providing my own hardware including an existing Xbox 360 Slim. I knew they...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-06-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,331
Posted By xraycat
Oh sorry, too much alphabet soup; I bought the...

Oh sorry, too much alphabet soup; I bought the GA-MA785GM-US2H.

They are literally the exact same board except the UD2H uses DDR3 and drops support for AM2+/AM2 cpus. And it's about $30 more...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-06-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,629
Posted By xraycat
If you're concerned about HDTV playback then you...

If you're concerned about HDTV playback then you do "need" a HDTV right now.

I'm a little comfused why you are concerned about playing HD channels on a SDTV.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-06-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 196,331
Posted By xraycat
I bought the Gigabyte Board, X2 245 and 2GB...

I bought the Gigabyte Board, X2 245 and 2GB DDR2-800 for $220 taxes in two days ago to upgrade my HTPC. I already have a case, PSU, hard drive(s) and DVD-RW.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-06-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By xraycat
Native support for Hauppauge HD-PVR in Windows 7 Media Center

From GeekTonic:

http://www.geektonic.com/2010/06/hauppauge-hd-pvr-for-windows-media.html
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-04-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,203
Posted By xraycat
I think integrating Mediaroom with Windows Media...

I think integrating Mediaroom with Windows Media Center like it is in v2.0 would be exactly the same as having CableCards, which will never happen in Canada. All we can do is hope that Telus roles...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-25, 05:05 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 113,019
Posted By xraycat
I have TTV but not their internet so I'm not 100%...

I have TTV but not their internet so I'm not 100% sure but the gateway they will be installing is also the switch and modem for your TV and internet connection therefore it will be the final point of...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-25, 05:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,406
Posted By xraycat
The reason SD looks better on your CRT is because...

The reason SD looks better on your CRT is because the CRT cannont resolve the poor picture and deficiencies that exist in a SD broadcast that an HDTV can resolve.

That's why when people started...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-25, 04:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,406
Posted By xraycat
When I first got my 55" lcd projection I was...

When I first got my 55" lcd projection I was concerned about making sure the bulb was on long enough and had enough time to cool down so that it would extend the life but now after almost 3 years I'm...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-25, 01:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,406
Posted By xraycat
Wow, I have never ever heard of someone not being...

Wow, I have never ever heard of someone not being able to casually view a HDTV. Is it because it is a projection unit and you don't want to burn out the bulb?

The only time I have heard of having...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-25, 01:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,203
Posted By xraycat
I've never heard of that being available on any...

I've never heard of that being available on any platform; I'm not even sure how that could be accomplished other than massive amounts of bandwidth being consumed and cached for every show on every...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-25, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,203
Posted By xraycat
Mediaroom Future Upgrades - What do you hope for and expect?

I've had Mediaroom for a week now with 1 PVR and 2 regular boxes. I think the system is great; the PVR software is much better than what is available with Shaw, the menu and guide system is excellent...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,406
Posted By xraycat
Yes, I agree this is a simple thing that I miss....

Yes, I agree this is a simple thing that I miss. GAF/WAF is low because of small things like this. Hopefully Telus rolls out an upgrade in a few months if there is enough feedback from customers.
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,406
Posted By xraycat
I understand how less savvy people wouldn't...

I understand how less savvy people wouldn't understand how a universal remote controls multiple devices and I was actually really dissapointed that my installer assumed that I wanted my STB remote to...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,406
Posted By xraycat
I'd like the box to not output a video signal at...

I'd like the box to not output a video signal at all when I turn it off; having that green screen saying "press ok to return to TV" makes my bedroom setup tough to work with.

I have a 24" lcd...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 113,019
Posted By xraycat
Telus will install their gateway connected to...

Telus will install their gateway connected to your landline phone wiring coming into apartment. From there they will connect the HD box with either CAT5e or coax, whichever is easier for them.
Forum: Telus Mobility, Public Mobile, and Koodo Wireless   2010-03-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By xraycat
BGY11 is exactly right on every point. I...

BGY11 is exactly right on every point.

I bought a Nokia 5800 outright from The Source when they were clearing out their Rogers phones and since I am still on contract with Telus I just unlocked...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 113,019
Posted By xraycat
Telus is supplying more than enough bandwidth for...

Telus is supplying more than enough bandwidth for 2HD and 1SD stream. That's why they say if all three of those streams are active you would still have 2Mbps of internet access available as well....
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 113,019
Posted By xraycat
I guess most people don't realize that the way...

I guess most people don't realize that the way Telus's TV platform works is completely different than a standard cable operator (Shaw) does. All channels are sent to your house the same way websites...
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 113,019
Posted By xraycat
And it's actually 2HD + 1SD feed. I think in the...

And it's actually 2HD + 1SD feed. I think in the future they should be able to expand; I think that AT&T's U-Verse allows for 4 HD feeds but I may be incorrect.
Forum: Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)   2010-03-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 113,019
Posted By xraycat
Telus will install a gateway for your TV boxes to...

Telus will install a gateway for your TV boxes to connect through. I assume that if you're only receiving TV from Telus that the gateway will not broadcast a wireless signal or even allow you to...
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