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Is it possible to get a classic remote?

Friendly Neighbour

We've signed up for optik but because of arthritic fingers find the slimline remote far too thin and impossible to see the buttons in the dark. I just talked to an online chat person and she told me they are discontinued?  I don't know if telus has boxes of them stored somewhere but it would be nice to have a choice and not have to run out and buy a remote. 


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Community Power User

The new remote (right) has larger buttons and is actually thicker than the old remote (left). To my knowledge, remotes older than these two do not work with the current PVR units. Neither is backlit.



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Okay. thanks for that, hope we get a new slimline2? when the tech comes to get us hooked up. Anything thicker would better than those 'needs a sandwich' skinny ones LOL.

If the Telus remotes don't work... check out the Harmony remotes.


There's also the Smart remote app on your phone.  Thanks Danny!

Since AT&T U-Verse uses some of the same STB's as Optik TV, I wonder if their remote controls would work with Optik TV. They have even larger buttons than the Slimline 2 remotes and they're backlit. Hmmmm. I think I'll buy one on eBay and try it out. If it works I'll report back here.

The AT&T U-Verse remote, part # S30-S1A, works perfectly with Optik TV. I paid $7.00 for a new one on eBay. S30.jpg

how old is your optik box?


If you just signed up for Telus, then the tech will install the latest equipment, including he newest remote with larger numbers and body.