07-30-2008 05:16:36 PM
07-30-2008 07:34:14 PM
I asked my installer (who just set up my system yesterday) about WHDVR, and he said he was fairly confident that they're on track for a Sept08 release. They've already started attending training sessions on setting it up and making it work (he said they trained with Cisco boxes though, and he wasn't for sure if they were going to have to swap out the Motorola's or not -- I sure hope it's "not".)
He could have been blowing smoke up my rear though, and only telling me what I wanted to hear.. His story lined up with the Sales Reps though, who was canvassing our neighborhood a couple of weeks ago letting us know that UVerse was just made available in our area, they had finally finished setting up the fiber to the 2 huge AT&T networking boxes they've been installing and working on across the street from me for the last 6 months.
Who knows tho, it could get delayed again.. It's already been pushed back several times over the past, what, 18 months or so?
It sounds like (especially with the training) that they ARE getting close to a go-live date though.
07-30-2008 10:50:05 PM
07-31-2008 10:35:45 AM
THDVR is the new buzz word i hear from 'with a y' vs 'with an i'. bet most don't understand that...Message Edited by showtime48 on 07-30-2008 10:52 PM
Yeah, leave the rest of us out.
I think the official rollout dates are to apease the masses. It will probably rollout region by region like the 2hd streams did. I wouldn't be surprised to read that people are getting it activated by calling sales or ts well before the announced date. At any rate I still hit my recorded programs button every day. JIC.
07-31-2008 06:45:56 PM
08-01-2008 10:57:38 AM
08-17-2008 04:10:47 PM
08-17-2008 05:09:28 PM
That is the first time I have heard that at all. You can add that to the thdvr rumor list. Ifi that was the case ATT should get ready to spend a lot of time and resources getting all of the people that they have done coax installs for converted to Cat5. That doesn't make sense for them to set themselves up for a fiasco like that.
About the freezed you are experiencing, is your stb connected to your tv using the hdmi cable? If it is try this. Disconnect the hdmi cable and do a soft reboot of the dvr. When it finishes booting up reconnect the hdmi cable and see if the freeze problem goes away. If you are not connectd using the hdmi cable go to this link, copy your stats and paste them in a reply so we can see if you are having a lot of errors. You will need your password which is located on the side of your rg.
08-18-2008 12:46:24 AM
That has come up on UU's forum, that we'll all need Cat5. I don't see that happening either as I'm guessing MOST customers are on coax. And some were implying that you need Cat5 from the NID to the RG, but doesn't seem plausible from a business POV, just my opinion.
THDVR is coming, we just don't have a firm date.
I had a tech out to try and fix my freeze up problems. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful. I asked him about WHDVR and he told me that he went to some training for it. He said during the training he learned that it would only work if all STB's were hooked up with CAT5. He would not commit to when it would roll out. If it takes CAT5 I won't be getting it because I am running on coax.
09-02-2008 03:40:05 PM
Just spoke with a U-Verse Tech in my neighborhood (Dallas area) doing an install. I asked him about THDVR. At one time the Motorola boxes were going to be replaced by Cisco boxes to provide the THDVR. He said that AT&T worked out a deal with Motorola to keep the boxes and update the software. (Verizon uses Motorola boxes for its' THDVR). He said that "two software pushes" have already been sent to the boxes and the final push is scheduled for October 4th that should complete the needed software updates for THDVR. He also said that the updates will include the capability for on screen caller ID. He does think you have to be a VOIP customer to get that feature.