Actually MTS are currently the only mediaroom provider with lobby cam. The challenge with mediaroom versus cable its that on cable the feed is a local feed using a DTT tuner. The mediaroom boxes in Canada both Moto and Cisco do not have this capability.
So what the telco's have to do is convert the coax to a Windows Media services stream and then provision a channel on the set top box that tunes to this stream. Not too sure where Telus are at with this but it is do-able but its not quite as simple as it would seem.
totally depends on the setup in the suite. If the tech was able to setup your STB without using the in suite coax, you should be able to connect the coax feed to your tv and still have the security channel on ch117 or whatever analog channel you had it on before.
if the in suite coax was used for the Optik install, you are, well, hooped for now
I don't think that's correct. With security cams, the feed is injected into the shaw feed BEFORE the main shaw splitter for the building. When shaw disconnects a customer, they are disconnected after the splitter. There's no way (ie, no free or cheap way) to get the feed without being a Shaw subscriber.
I know a little about the lobby cam from the mediaroom side and there a few hurdles to jump from a technical perpective in the current version of the mediaroom client 1.6.3. It is possible to do but expensive and there are changes coming in client 2.0 that make it a little more affordable.
A forum community dedicated to Canadian TV, computing and home theatre owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, displays, troubleshooting, styles, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!