4k compatible HD Boxes and list of telus equipment

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cafekief
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Will telus this year or next bring to us the next generation 4k compatible PVR's and Set top boxes?

is there a link to all of telus's equipment in a list?

Community Power User
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The only answer is NO. 4K/UHD is only being pushed hard by TV manufacturers to sell TVs.

  • None of the channels are broadcasting in 4K. Most aren't even broadcasting in 1080p still. Some are still broadcasting 480p.
  • Extremely little content exists in 4K to justify the switch to any company.
  • The global infrastructure does not exist for 4K yet and will take a very long time before it is.
  • 4K will require a massive amount of bandwidth. A complete overhaul and rebuild of the fiber optic system would be required before 4K would ever be considered.
  • And lastly, who do you think will pay for the massive network upgrades needed to get 4K to the majority of Optik subscribers?

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Wondah
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Wrong. You are an idiot. Netflix has a 4K section, most sporting events and games are filmed in 4K. Countless movies have been filmed in 4K and are being converted over. New tv shows and films are being filmed in 4K. Rogers and bell both have 4K receivers. But you are an expert right? That's why the fiber optic network would need an overhaul? You mean the network that pushes massive amounts of data across the oceans and around our country, that they don't even know the top speed for because it is faster than thy could have ever imagined.

Also to answer your question, who will pay for this infrastructure? Oh boy. Dumb question. You will pay for it. With your monthly bill. I mean if you didn't pay them than how are they feeding optics into newly built neighbourhoods every day.

Do some research before you open your dumb mouth.
rayrayjj
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Hey you idoit,Rogers and bell are not wireless box's so you need at least 50 to 100mbps for 4k that's why telus is behind the ball because they have to make a box that can stream 4k at a lower package,but most people that want 4k will be on a high internet package anyhow. Most people don't even no what 4k/UHD is.So don't be a smart A S S,and netflix takes 25mbps for 4k,and ya most sports are 4k now.
vishwa
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The 4K boxes may be introduced just before the Rio summer Olympics.  That was the feeling I got talking to someone at Telus.  Looking forward to it.

rayrayjj
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So they are coming soon😀
Exhile
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If 4k boxes are coming, they would have to be offered at the same time as Shaw's roll out of 4k. Just as Bell Fibe 4k came out at the same time as Rogers 4k. I'd doubt Telus would start offering before the 2016 Olympics begin. It's more likely to be a pre NHL season start this September.

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I wouldn't expect them for a year or two. The connection speeds out there needed for 4K just aren't sufficient yet to a large enough portion of the userbase to make it profitable. When fiber finally reaches a sizeable portion of the userbase, and Telus is able to crank up the speed, then, I'd suspect 4K will come.


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broadcastguy
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I, too, heard that they would be out prior to the Olympics for fibre customers. Also, TELUS is producing VOD content in 4K already and down-converting it to 1080p for the current hardware, so this is happening sooner than later.

rayrayjj
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Well I guess the one's with fiber and 100 to 150MBPS will be able to get the 4K receiver's is what I was told and it will be no later than late summer or early fall.Just talked to a Telus rep to get my discount renewed and he had no idea about 4k boxes so I'm still not sure because one person says yes and the next doesn't no😖,I hope it's sooner than later👍👌👍Come on Telus and beat Shaw to it..
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4K is like the big 3D push a while back. We all know what happened to those 3D tv's...


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rayrayjj
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Well I sure can tell the difference on my Netflix on my 4k tv or my ultra HD tv to my 1080p tv because Netflix is 4k or ultra HD,so you can say its way in the future but there's a big diff on Netflix..iv watched (underworld)and( Pacific rim) side by side on my 4k Tv and my 1080p and there was a huge difference in picture quality..Its just like everyone said about 1080p and now you cant find a 720p tv unless you go to Walmart.And I do have the internet power to run 2 TV's on ultra HD.I think if you  want to pay for it they should provide it like Xfinity does in the states,the people on telus 50 or telus 100 can afford it so let the person pick what they want just like Netflix..It just depends on how much you want to spend,I would be willing to pay a extra 50 to 75$ more for ultra HD services..And for 3d, I just rented transformers 3d on optic to watch with my son tonight,so some people still do watch and use the 3d TVs,just because you don't have one does mean other people that have them don't use them.

Symtex
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It's too early for 4k. Heck, TELUS doesn't even offer 1080p out of the current STB. I don't think the network is ready for 4k. You will have wait a little longer

rayrayjj
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Ya,I don't think the U.S.A even offer's it yet,Roku 4 will stream 4k..My one samsung blueray player f7500 upscales to 4k quality..And my optic box let's you choose 1080p,I think it's just for vod..

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It will be just for the 3 shows on VOD for Comcast. I doubt the American networks will be broadcasting in 4K any time soon.


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They barely do 1080P let alone 4k..


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rayrayjj
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Ya,Xfinity offer's NBC and the USA network on VOD and you have to use a Samsung TV from what I have read...

cafekief
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thanks for all the info, what a list for all there equipment? =) 

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Their equipment hasn't been released yet. The Samsung TVs will have a VOD app and there are only 3 shows they currently plan to release on VOD only as 4K.


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rayrayjj
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For 4k or ultra HD Netflix you need a minimum 15mbps of internet power to stream in full 4k, so you need at least internet 50 and a download speed to your tv or blueray player of a minimum 20mbps..