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U-Verse Install Date 1/27/2014
Hello from Riverside CA,
Currently I am switching from Charter tv, phone and internet. Service has been relatively good. U-verse just hit my neighborhood about 2 weeks ago so I figured we would give it a shot since we have AT&T Wireless and some of the features of U-Verse seem really cool. I live in an old house with old inside phone wiring and an old Drop from the pole.
Currently have 4 tv's and 4 dvr stb on a coax network that was mickey moused by a charter vendor I guess you would call it. I have 5 splitters. Telephone gateway in 1 room, cable modem in another with a wireless router and several ethernet runs mickey moused by me ran under the carpets. I have a lot of gadgets like Roku 3 Roku 2, Vbox One, Xbox 360 Wii and Wii U so I try to keep those on a wired network and stuff like ipad and laptops on wireless.
I am getting U450 the max internet available to me 24mb internet and keeping 2 existing phone lines transferring to U-Verse 1 of which is a dedicated fax. 1 whdvr 3 wired stb and 1 wireless stb. I will use the wireless stb to add a tv to the Kitchen.
How much say do I have for the installation where things are placed and where things are run?
As far as requesting the technician running new coax or cat5e or 6 or using my existing coax?
From what I have read and preferring an all ethernet network cat5e or 6 is better then a coax. Is this true?
Will the installation include an all ethernet network or is this something I need to do beforehand or pay extra for?
Do I need to pre purchase extra 8 or 5 port switches or will the tech have them as needed?
I am hearing some issues with VOIP and Fax Machines but as far as I know that is what I have with Charter and Fax works fine.
My wife is a DVR junkie. She is the primary watcher and recorder and that is in our room. Our room has the heaviest usage. Would this be the best location for the whdvr? Currently we are limited to 2 recordings then we cannot watch the cable box and have to switch from cable to tv and use the tv tuner.
I appreciate any advice and feedback. Thank you all so much. This is a great community.