Why is HDTV better?
High Definition (HD) TV delivers the best picture and the best viewing experience. You will see more detail and enjoy a sharper, clearer and more vibrant picture than you would with standard definition TV. Watch your favourite shows in true widescreen and see 45% more of the picture compared to standard definition. Plus, enjoy rich, resonant sound through 5.1 Dolby® Digital surround sound.
What do I need to experience HDTV from TELUS?
HDTV requires 3 components: an HDTV, an HD digital box and HD programming. TELUS will provide you with an HD digital box. We offer HD programming with every channel package. All you need is an HDTV.
Can I get HDTV from TELUS where I live?
Yes. If you are eligible for Optik TV, you can receive HD programming. Check Optik TV availability at your address now.
How many HD channels can I get with Optik TV™?
We always offer a selection of included HD channels with every TV package and are continually expanding our selection. View a list of HD channels available in your area.
How many HD enabled TVs can I have?
Optik TV supports up to 6 TVs, all of which can be HD TVs or a combination of SD and HD TVs.
How much does HD programming cost?
A selection of HD channels are included at no additional cost with every TV package and you can further customize your TV package by adding on more. Please visit the pricing/packages page for more details. To receive HD channels you must first subscribe to the corresponding standard definition channels.
Why do I need to subscribe to both the HD and corresponding standard definition theme packs?
Television industry regulations require us to request that you also subscribe to the standard definition versions of HD theme packs.
Can I get HD Video On Demand (HD VOD) or HD Pay Per View (HD PPV)?
Yes. Select VOD titles are available in the HD category in the Video On Demand menu. PPV events available in HD will be indicated by an HD logo and could be found on channels 675 and 676. Titles can also be searched by actor/performer or title. It will indicate next to the title if it is a PPV and VOD.