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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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Hello. I have been a Bell ExpressVu owner for the last 5 years and switched to Telus Optik in JUly........
Here are my thoughts
1. The picture on Optik seems a lot softer to me the my Bell picture, I do notice this more in the HD mode and hoping this does not disappoint me during the hockey season
2. SD is better than the Bell on a non-plasma tv so my wife is pleased

Good luck on your set up
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