09-21-2021 07:53 PM
I have simple questions regarding the Telus Wifi 4 K box. I installed it and now I have the PVR box on HDMI 1 and the Wifi box on HDMI 2. My Sony TV isn't even close to a 4K quality picture and I am OK with it.
So what are the advantages of having this box? I know I can't record shows. The PVR needs to be hooked up in order to do this but the only advantage I can see so far is that it makes everything snappier. Faster channel changing etc.
Does this increase my data usage?
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09-21-2021 09:00 PM
09-21-2021 09:00 PM
If your TV isn't 4K it defaults to 1080 ( HD ) your good to go
09-21-2021 09:58 PM
Just wondering also does this use more of my data plan being WIFI?
09-21-2021 09:57 PM
09-21-2021 10:54 PM
No, it doesn’t increase your data consumption.
09-21-2021 11:24 PM
I have simple questions regarding the Telus Wifi 4 K box. I installed it and now I have the PVR box on HDMI 1 and the Wifi box on HDMI 2.
I'm confused about the above statement. Do you have 2 Optik boxes connected to the same TV, one on HDMI 1 and another on HDMI 2?
09-22-2021 12:49 AM
Yes I do. Honestly, I was confused too! Telus offered the Wifi 4K box and I took them up on their offer thinking its an upgrade from my older unit. So once I got it, I followed the instructions and got the Wifi 4 K to work just fine.
This was until I tried to record.
The message I got was I have to power up my PVR and recording was not possible without it. I had removed the old box thinking I didn't need it. So once I re-installed it (HDMI cable, power and signal cable from Telus router) the recording function returned. I am assuming the Wifi box does not have a "hard drive" for storing recordings.
The good thing, is everything is working OK. I may have a weird setup with the 2 Optik boxes, but I really wanted the recording ability. Advise is appreciated.
09-22-2021 01:03 AM
09-22-2021 01:38 AM
Thanks...I agree. My TV is an older Sony Bravia and not 4K. I guess I got talked into it. The PVR is a CISCO unit (ISB7150 labelled on the front) and I couldn't find a model number. Just a serial number. The PVR is not 4K.
I think the only advantage is it does change the channels faster. Maybe its future proofing for the next TV I get. Otherwise I probably could just unplug it.
09-22-2021 11:06 AM
I agree, no need to run 2 Optik boxes with only 1 TV. If/when you get a 4K TV you should consider replacing the CISCO PVR with a 4K PVR.