New boxes for Phase 3?

Professor

New boxes for Phase 3?

Someone over on Uverse's Facebook page thinks there will be new SB's when Phase 3 rolls out.

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Expert

Re: New boxes for Phase 3?

Post a link for us since they are public over there.

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Professor

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Thanks, I was there reading, but it didn't stand out.  And why do so many of those people sound familiar?

 

So *Debbie* just *assumed*, and the ATT guy is all over it with thinking someone here (he's using our OLD name, get with the program, dude!) or on UU has leaked some info.  Worried enough to make it sound true.

 

But I can't see them issuing new equipment to everyone, can you?  Look what we go through just asking for the larger HDD DVR!

 

OT alert--find it interesting that the 3 ATT forums' new combo link is not listed on their Info page, but buried on the Customer Care tab.  So, why are we here if FB is doing everything they need?

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Professor

Re: New boxes for Phase 3?

Maybe some people here don't use Facebook.

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No doubt, but they can read there. 

 

Some people's names are grayed out, so is that just privacy that they can't be contacted, or a way to just post and read?

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ACE - Expert

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There was a press release a while back saying that AT&T's "next generation" STB's would no longer have the Sigma Design's chip, but would instead be based on something else.  Broadcom, I think.

 

Maybe that's the source of this rumor.

 

I found the article I read.  For what it's worth:

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=193088

 

However, I doubt seriously we'll see a massive replacement of the I-don't-know-how-many million STB's already deployed before we see any further enhancements.

 

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It mostly talked about 3D television and Microsoft certification on the new chip.  Not really many technical details though.

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I didn't see that article, but that's awesome.  The Sigma Designs chip is a capable chip, but the Broadcom BCM7405 is simply newer and faster.  It would enable the STB to do more.

 

In addition, I don't know if you saw the latest comment on that article page, but it reads:

 

 


In an EnergyStar filing Motorola has 3 new boxes for U-verse that uses this chip. VIP2200, VIP2232, and VIP2250. The VIP2200 has no DVR, while the 2232 and 2250 are DVR boxes. The 32 has a 320 GB HDD while the 50 has a 500 GB HDD.

 

So it looks like some new STBs will be on the way at some point.

 

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But I'm guessing there would be little chance for existing users to upgrade?  Probably market dependent also.

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