I just learned from a ATT Uverse service tech:

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I just learned from a ATT Uverse service tech:

I just learned from a ATT Uverse service tech:

 

1. Uverse DVR is moving to the cloud in Feb - Mar 2013. He said it would sever everyone in the US. They are building the structure just a few blocks from my house. It will be tested in Richardson Texas 1st. I have seen the building it is across the street from the ATT service tech  building

 

2. Sometime in 2013 they are going to start All wireless homes. No more cables to contend with. Squirrels will go hungry Smiley Surprised

 

3. He said we would have 8 HD steams early 2013. I am not sure if he was talking my area or the whole US. 

 

4. He said everyone will get Internet speed boost in 2013.

 

Fact or Fiction that is the question

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All I can say is hmmmmmmm.......I'll believe it when I see it!!Smiley Wink

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definately not going to hold my breath.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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I know for a fact the building is under construction. lol

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oufanindallas wrote:

definately not going to hold my breath.


Me neither.  In fact...I'm not yet sold on the wireless STB's.  I have a friend in Texas who just moved from Tyler to Arlington.  He now has U-verse available to him and the install tech put wireless STB's in his home.  It took only two days for it to completely lose signal.  I suggested the usual 1st step, diagnoses with a power-off reboot of the STB but that did not help so he was going to have to get a tech back out to the house.

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Kong57 wrote:

I know for a fact the building is under construction. lol


 

Well ok, that's one confirmed fact. The rest, well I'll believe it when I see it.  I can see 8 streams, but not 8 HD streams.  When my service was first installed here in my new house in Aug. I had 3HD/4SD streams, now I'm back to 3/1.  Wish it would go back to 7 would make my life easier.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Kong57 wrote:

I just learned from a ATT Uverse service tech:

 

1. Uverse DVR is moving to the cloud in Feb - Mar 2013. He said it would sever everyone in the US. They are building the structure just a few blocks from my house. It will be tested in Richardson Texas 1st. I have seen the building it is across the street from the ATT service tech  building

 

2. Sometime in 2013 they are going to start All wireless homes. No more cables to contend with. Squirrels will go hungry Smiley Surprised

 

3. He said we would have 8 HD steams early 2013. I am not sure if he was talking my area or the whole US. 

 

4. He said everyone will get Internet speed boost in 2013.

 

Fact or Fiction that is the question


Most of what he told you is ridiculous, no wireless is as faultless as a wired connection and people would not put up w/the problems.

 

Moving the DVR to the cloud should turn it into an on demand system for when we want to watch shows at what time as in DVRng them.  But have to say the current VOD system needs much more improvement, shows are not posted in a timely manner.

 

There have been rumors of 7-8 streams for the last year or so, could happen in the cloud though. Smiley Wink

 

Edit:  The biggest downer is ATT isn't spending any money on Uverse, it's all going to ATT Wireless.

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

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Chris, I had 7 streams for a while, but they weren't all HD.  There was an update that "fixed" this and I wish they would unfix it and bring the 7 streams back.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

Chris, I had 7 streams for a while, but they weren't all HD.  There was an update that "fixed" this and I wish they would unfix it and bring the 7 streams back.


OU, I've seen the posted images of 3 SD/4 HD profile awhile ago that were showing up on new installs.  Only thing I'm interested is more HD streams. Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more
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mibrnsurg wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

Chris, I had 7 streams for a while, but they weren't all HD.  There was an update that "fixed" this and I wish they would unfix it and bring the 7 streams back.


OU, I've seen the posted images of 3 SD/4 HD profile awhile ago that were showing up on new installs.  Only thing I'm interested is more HD streams. Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more
A


Chris,

 With a 4yo in the house, a wife who doesn't care about HD and currently a father in law that doesn't care, just having the extra streams when I was recording two shows and everyone was trying to watch something it was nice.

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Thanks Kong for the info.

 

We shall see.  While I won't believe it until I see it in a stable form, it's not surprising that the wheels might be turning again w/U-Verse.  Not much has happened since Phase 3 of the THDVR - so it's about time.

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That would be a heck of a lot of infrastructure to put in place, you would think you would hear about that kind of a capital investment.
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Sundance2013 wrote:
That would be a heck of a lot of infrastructure to put in place, you would think you would hear about that kind of a capital investment.

 

The move to wireless (not Wireless STB's necessarily) may really be getting into high gear.  Daughter and Son-in-Law just ditched AT&T copper landline in favor of a new AT&T phone service that uses cell towers.  It's like $9 a month, since they already have AT&T wireless.  Could be the future with U-Verse?

 

 

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dhascall -
Color me skeptical - It may have value for someone already paying for a data plan. Then there those minutes that exceed the plan.
It says - requires qualified data plan, but I can not look at what the plan includes & what it costs without beginning the order process - http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/att/wireless-home-phone-silver.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchT...

People need to know that the $10 is just the entry fee.
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aviewer wrote:
dhascall -
Color me skeptical - It may have value for someone already paying for a data plan. Then there those minutes that exceed the plan.
It says - requires qualified data plan, but I can not look at what the plan includes & what it costs without beginning the order process - http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/att/wireless-home-phone-silver.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchT...

People need to know that the $10 is just the entry fee.

I was under the impression that it was unlimited (local and LD) and similar to the Walmart $15/month home phone plan.  They mentioned that usage was not tied to their data plan, too.  I think that the $10 /month charge is a perk for them paying $120/month for overpriced wireless, lol.

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