You don’t know how to connect Telus Optik TV box to TV? Luckily for you, there is more than one way to establish a connection.
In this post, we’ll review two different ways in-depth and provide you with transparency on exactly what you should do.
To connect a Telus Optik TV box to a TV you will need an HDMI or both RCA and video component cable. If you’re using an HDMI simply connect one end to your box and the other to your TV. The method without the HDMI cable is more complex so we’ll review it later in the post.
Either way, you have a hundred percent to success so without further ado, let’s first check the easier way, using HDMI.
How To Connect Telus Optik TV Box To TV With HDMI?
The connection with the HDMI cable is really simple. All you need is a proven-to-work HDMI cable and 5 minutes to read the steps below:
Step #1 Turn The TV On
First, you must simply turn ON the TV that you will be connecting to the Optik TV box. There are no straightforward preferences on how you are going to turn on your TV.
The only requirement is that your TV is on the home screen, so it can recognize the cable box once it is successfully plugged.
Note: Once your TV has loaded, open the source menu, which you are going to use later in the post.
Step #2 Diagnose The TV Box
Just like the TV, you must turn on your TV box as well in order for it to work when you start using the HDMI cable. You can tell if the TV box is running by looking at some of the digital information displayed on the screen.
Check if all cable connections with the TV box are correct and most importantly, check if the power adapter is plugged into a power source.
Once this is taken care of, turn the TV box on using the on-screen power button and proceed with the next step.
Step #3 Connect The HDMI Cable
Once you have ensured your configuration is up and running, the next step is to secure the cable that will be connecting the cable box and the TV.
Follow these steps to secure the HDMI cable correctly:
- Locate the HDMI ports on the side of your TV.
- Plug the HDMI cable into your TV and memorize the port.
- Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into your cable box.
- Ensure the cable is relaxing and tightly connected.
Once you’re done with these steps, take another peek at where you’ve plugged the HDMI cable on the back of your TV.
It could be in HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, or HDMI4. Let’s now select that input on your TV.
Step #4 Adjust TV Source Input
Once you’ve installed the HDMI cable that connects your cable box and TV, your last step is to adjust the inputs.
In other words, enable the cable box broadcast on your TV that will transmit through the HDMI connection.
Since the HDMI channels both video and audio, you won’t be needing any bonus accessories to set up the input correctly.
Follow these steps to set up the input in the source menu:
- Browse the source menu you’ve opened earlier.
- Find an HDMI source that has the same number as the port where you’ve plugged the HDMI cable at.
- Click on it once and wait for a couple of seconds.
Once you’ve chosen the correct HDMI input source, your TV should start broadcasting a clean picture of the cable box’s feed.
Note: To operate the cable box from now on, you will have to use the remote control that has been shipped with Telus.
Your normal TV remote control won’t be able to operate any third-party devices you’re using, connected through cables.
If the HDMI method does NOT work for you or the cable you have is damaged and not working, we got you covered! Let’s find out how to establish the connection without the HDMI cable.
How To Connect Telus Optik TV Box Without HDMI?
If HDMI isn’t your go-to, then there are other ways of connecting your TV box to a TV, without using the assistance of an HDMI cable.
A basic example of an HDMI replacement is the RCA cables for the audio line and composite video cable.
To connect your cable box using composite cables, follow these steps:
Step #1 Turn on Your TV
Same as before, here you should ensure your TV is turned on.
When connecting RCA and composite cables especially, you will want to determine whether your TV’s video and sound go through changes. This way you can tell whether the cables are functional or not.
Step #2 Turn on The Cable Box
Like with the TV, here simply ensure that the cable box is turned on.
You can inspect your cable box quickly by interacting with the Telus remote with the cable box several times and then verifying all cable connections before proceeding as well.
Step #3 Connect The Cables
On the back of your Telus Optik TV box, there should be 5 slots in total. 3 slots for the RCA cables and 2 slots for the Composite video cables.
You will want to divide the composite cables from the RCA ones and match them with the colour of the port.
Once you’re done, ensure the connections are secured.
Step #4 Set Up The Source
Now on your TV, select Component on your source menu. After waiting for a few seconds, your TV should start broadcasting the cable box, the same as with the HDMI.
If something is not working, then there are three possibilities here:
Audio is not working: Inspect how you connected the RCA cable as it is responsible for the pound.
Video not working: Check the composite video cable, make sure that it’s not plugged in the wrong port.
No Video and No Audio – It’s either both cables are not connected properly, or you have NOT selected the right TV input.
If everything is working well, then you’ve succeeded. If not, well, the possibilities are not much.
It could be the cable’s functionality, devices ports or your box’s feed. Take another inspection if all is correctly set and if it is, then you’ll need further assistance.
To connect a cable box to a TV, you can either use an HDMI connection or component cables. Once you have connected a cable of your choice to the TV plug the other end/s to your Telus Optik box and select the right input source on your TV.
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Now when you’re familiar with how to connect Telus Optik TV box to a TV you should be able to use one of the two possible ways to establish the connection easily at home.
If you encounter any issues, you can always try the other way. In case nothing works, then you should focus your attention on issues with your TV or cable box.
If your connection could not be set because of an issue with your TV or Telus Optik box, then you’ll definitely discover the solution in our blog.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.