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Rookie Optik Questions

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Optik noob questions

I am planning to pull the trigger and switch from Shaw to Optik in the next week or two. I've been browsing the forums but haven't found the answers to these questions: should hopefully be easy and any Optik user can answer them.

1) The install: I understand they put in their router or whatever near a phone outlet and connect it to a coax outlet, and then every coax outlet in the house becomes 'active' for Optik. Does every TV then require a 'set top box'. Is this like a box that takes the signal from coax and then gives component / HDMI output?

2) How many set top boxes do you get with an Optik install?

3) How many remotes do you get? No real issues with the Harmony One that anyone is aware of? (I did see this thread, but don't know what flavor of Harmony remote)

Thanks and sorry if this info is posted elsewhere- it seems so basic but I couldn't find it.
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You could in theory have Telus put in service on a separate phone line (assuming you only have the one office line for internet) but I am sure they will want to run TV service off your existing phone/internet connection. If you have two phone lines, the 2nd could be used for internet to feed the Optik system.

Not much will change. The tech will replace your existing modem with a D-link unit that is also a wireless router. If there is a co-ax outlet where your modem is located, the tech will probably run a co-ax connection through the HPNA connector and hook up the STBs to the existing coax wiring.

Using voice doesn't not seem to effect internet speed.

Your stereo won't be able to receive music unless it receives inputs from one of your 2 STBs or unless you get a 3rd STB. FWIW, I find the Galaxie music channels to be a bit grating (over-compressed in digitizing?)
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