On June 29th, TELUS launched Optik 4K TV and it marks the first time this service has been offered in Western Canada.
What is 4K TV?
It’s an ultra high-definition picture quality that offers four times the pixels of traditional high definition TV services. Imagine four times more resolution than what you’re currently used to on a screen the exact same size. How’s that for clarity?
You don’t have to be a videophile to appreciate how 4K will change the way you view television. Imagine content so clear you can see the pores off someone’s face. Gross, I know, yet so cool! Sports lover? Imagine seeing the individual blades of grass on a baseball or football field, the dimpled texture of a basketball or the scratches carved into the ice by hockey skates. Television, as we know it, will never be the same.
Here’s what you’ll need to start watching 4K content:
An Optik 4K PVR (1 TB capacity: 1000 hours of SD, 400 hours of HD and 100 hours of 4K)
A 4K capable TV
A 4K capable TV profile (Internet 50 Mbps required)
I know the inevitable question is, “what 4K content is currently available?” As you can imagine, more 4K content will come with adoption but at launch, Optik 4K will offer:
TSN 4K on channel 905 (subscription to a sports theme pack required)
Select coverage of CBC’s 2016 Rio Olympic games
A growing On Demand library
As more 4K content becomes available, we’ll work on bringing them to you!