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07-27-2013 3:10 PM
07-27-2013 7:16 PM
Actually that ATT support article is a bit misleading, more than 1 TV can watch the same program, so all 8 could be watching the same program and only using 1 stream. There are 4 streams incoming that can be used between the TVs and DVR.
07-29-2013 9:51 AM
Hello tree3man, the support article provided above is referring to the number of streams that can be watched simultaneously and due to the possibility of anyone being confused by its content it has been submitted for review. You can have up to 8 receivers per household using a combination of DVR, wired receivers, and wireless receivers. Each TV location will need a receiver. While you may only get up to 4 streams if available (due to network limitations), you can play recordings on each of the TVs that are not using up a live stream or watch the same program as one of your live streams.
07-29-2013 12:26 PM
If you want the honest answer......Don't get U-verse. It would not be a good fit for you with that many TV's.
07-29-2013 7:42 PM
It depends on why you have 9 TVs:
But, if you have 9 TV's on which you wish to watch different content provided by your video provider, then as beebeesa just said, U-verse is probably not the best service for you at this time.
07-29-2013 8:40 PM
Nine tv's would never be on at the same time. So can 9 be connected into uverse with the understanding that no more than 8 could be in use and they would have to watch a maximum of 4 different content? That's what I am interpreting from both of your responses. Thanks.
Rick [removed for security reasons]
07-30-2013 3:59 AM
Yes, correct. Keep in mind if you record a show that would use one stream so you would be down to 3 TV's that could watch live content and so on. If you get a wireless or up to two wireless receivers you could move it around to whichever TV you wanted to watch at the time thus cutting down on the monthly box rental fee. I believe it's still $7 per box per month so that could get up there pretty fast.
05-12-2014 10:55 AM
this is very misleading because no one tells you that you may have up to 8 dvrs, but can only watch three differnent programs at a time if you record something because it will prompt you to turn off one of the TVs or cancel the recording. In our house we have 5 bedrooms and everyone watches their own programs. my husband works nights and records his sports show. When I am watching something on my tv, my son on his, and my parents on theirs, I have to turn off a tv so that his show can record. I was never told of this problem when I signed on. They just said we could record up to four programs. Now this is causing problems at home. I am very disatisfied with ATT and the fact that they don't try to resolve this. I regrett switching from my other provider. When I called customer service, they did absolutley nothing. I even offered to pay more for more bandwith. I feel this is false marketing.
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