I was wondering if a home can have more than one Optik PVR in it?? My service came with 1 PVR, and another UHD wireless set top box. I have got my hands on 2 free PVR's and want to add them to my account and connect my other 2 TV's in my home so I have all 4 hooked up like when I was on Shaw.
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Finally hooked up, everything works fine....only one records and stores but gets its commands from the other STB's .....kinda like a server I guess. Some TV's run on Coax with a MOCA box, and others are via Ethernet. I have switches behind asome to hard wire play stations / Apple TV's / wifi boosters etc.
So Modem to :
- ethernet - switch - STB / Playstation / Apple TV / Wifi booster ( extender ? )
- ethernet - switch - Computer / Computer / Sonos
- Coax - MOCA - TV
- Coax - Moca - TV / Apple TV
Got a big house LOL
I didn't know about Telus making changes. I still have an older receiver that I specifically requested as an exchange for my 4K receiver to do some troubleshooting with regards to the HDMI handshake. I thought you need the breakout cable only for the newer 4K receivers as there is no analog out. I did use one of those for a short time. With the older ones, the audio out(L&R) still works in my receiver. But, then again my receiver is not that old like Scientific Atlanta CIS series.
Normally, Telus would allow it. However, it is not as simple as connecting with an ethernet cable. You have to call them and request an authorization/activation code before the STB will work. Till then it will be stuck on a screen asking for the code. I have done it a couple of times and they have always been nice about it.
Telus expect the return of used equipment when new is installed. This may be part of an environmental stewardship process, or other, but it results in few devices existing in the wild. In addition, to my recollection, customers are renting the devices, rather than owning them.