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Sat, Dec 19, 2015 2:47 AM

Have you switched your u-verse TV to

i have been a u-verse customer for years. The last 6 months, even though I pay for ~25Mbps internet, I get terrible lag times when opening a browser window, especially when using google sites and chrome. I also get pixelation when watching Uverse TV. Also, I want to reduce my monthly costs.

 

the phone rep suggested I could save a lot of money by switching my Tv to DirecTV. He said I could access direcTV over the existing coax and cat5 wires that my cable boxes use. He said if I off-loaded my TV programming to satellite, then my internet performance should improve since it won't be sharing broadband bandwidth with TV.

 

has anyone done this? i had DISH over 10 years ago, and it was such a hassle, I'm reluctant to believe what this guy is telling me. Sorry for the skepticism and thx for your help!

 

 

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@mjsoccerfan - Seems like att is pushing direct & I believe bandwidth more than 12 is shared with TV, so if you are watching channels they will lower your internet.

 

But, one solution to slow page load is to change the DNS server in your computer network preferences to google - 8.8.8.8.

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Based on your tv watching you could consider getting your tv with an antenna. You'd be restricted to local channels. If you use a DVR you would need to purchase one. Directv's 2 year contract only has a 1 year price savings. Check the prices in year 2 to know what you'll pay in the second year.
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I believe that uverse raised the internet speed to compensate for the tv because I have the 45 plan and when I am not watching tv my speed is 50 to 51.

JefferMC

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The connection bandwidth between the VRAD and your home is shared by all U-verse services and VOIP and IPTV have priority over HSI.  Each HD channel takes about 6 Mbps of the connection bandwidth.  If you have 45 Mbps HSI, then you should have a 55 Mbps connection, meaning the first HD channel makes little or no impact.

 

If you switched your TV viewing to DIRECTV, then yes, you wouldn't have the IPTV bandwidth impacting your Internet when watching or recording TV.

 

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@dinglesby wrote:

I believe that uverse raised the internet speed to compensate for the tv because I have the 45 plan and when I am not watching tv my speed is 50 to 51.


Nope they overprovisioned VDSL 2 Internet users 2 times.  First one about 2 years ago, on 12/1.50M got 14.3/1.90M.  Second one about a year ago, now get 15.35/2.00M.

 

ADSL 2+ users only got the 1st overprovisioning. 😉

 

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