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post #31 of 221 Old 12-27-2007, 05:43 AM
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How do you identify a VRAD?

I see a new box ~ a block away from me in Oakwood Hills on Silver Lake & Woodland.

They're tan in color with orange ID on the front. Usually surrounded by some new landscaping. Probably stands 4' tall and 2' wide.

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I'll have to check out over by my sister's. They're in that newer subdivision across from Veterans Acres. It's very wide open, so if there are any there, you'll surely notice them.

I haven't noticed any around me right on the far-western C.L./Cary border yet (near Sands and Three Oaks).
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So, what is the expected U-verse conversion offer for Comcast users?

HDTV/Internet/Phone for $??/mo?

No word yet. Stay tuned...

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Do they have internet only plans? Everything I read online seems to indicate it has to be a TV/internet bundle.
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Any news leaks on U-verse yet?
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Nope they are looking for installers though.
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OK, I hiked up the block and snapped a picture of the new ATT box installed last fall. Interesting that it was obviously running with a noticeable fan noise...

So, am I going to see an offer I can't refuse for FIOS/U-verse?
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OK, I hiked up the block and snapped a picture of the new ATT box installed last fall. Interesting that it was obviously running with a noticeable fan noise...

So, am I going to see an offer I can't refuse for FIOS/U-verse?

Where are you? Just saw an Comcast ad on ESPN during the Il/Purdue game about the big, ugly boxes. Supoosed to be funny, it really wasn't.
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So AT&T will use fiber optics? If so, I wonder when they will be coming to the Naperville area. Either them or FIOS sounds good.
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But supposedly they are at the opposite ends of the spectrum as far as picture quality goes, with FIOS being near the top (after OTA), and U-verse being, well - at the other end.
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But supposedly they are at the opposite ends of the spectrum as far as picture quality goes, with FIOS being near the top (after OTA), and U-verse being, well - at the other end.

Yeah, I heard a few good things about FIOS. One great thing is that they do not compress any of their HD channels where most other providers (if not, then all) compress their channels.
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Where are you? Just saw an Comcast ad on ESPN during the Il/Purdue game about the big, ugly boxes. Supoosed to be funny, it really wasn't.

They don't look too bad out by me, but in my old neighborhood they look a little out of place.

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They don't look too bad out by me, but in my old neighborhood they look a little out of place.

Hmmm. I haven't seen any on my side of town yet. But then again, I haven't really looked that hard. Haven't been traipsing around town too much since Xmas, with this weather. Just straight up and down the main drag for groceries. I'll have to drive around the neighborhoods and look next time I go out to the stores.

I wish they'd get the service going. I can't stand Dish anymore (especially their CSR's - just had another exasperating experience with one Saturday), and I heard that they will be carrying this one channel that I watch a lot that only Dish has. Since Dish is the only one carrying it, I wonder if they're getting their signal from them, since they're already partnered with them. Would kinda make sense, although I can't see how they would charge any less then.
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Hmmm. I haven't seen any on my side of town yet. But then again, I haven't really looked that hard. Haven't been traipsing around town too much since Xmas, with this weather. Just straight up and down the main drag for groceries. I'll have to drive around the neighborhoods and look next time I go out to the stores.

I wish they'd get the service going. I can't stand Dish anymore (especially their CSR's - just had another exasperating experience with one Saturday), and I heard that they will be carrying this one channel that I watch a lot that only Dish has. Since Dish is the only one carrying it, I wonder if they're getting their signal from them, since they're already partnered with them. Would kinda make sense, although I can't see how they would charge any less then.

I talked to the folks at the AT&T store on Randall and they confirmed the Jan 28th date for launch but they won't know the areas until it gets closer and they get material from AT&T. I guess the only store with a demo is the Aurora/Oswego area.

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Are there any kind of channel lineups available?
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I talked to the folks at the AT&T store on Randall and they confirmed the Jan 28th date for launch but they won't know the areas until it gets closer and they get material from AT&T. I guess the only store with a demo is the Aurora/Oswego area.

Ummm, isn't 6 days to go close enough?

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OK, tomorrow is the 28th.
Where should we be looking for the news?
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See this article in today's Tribune:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...,2611073.story
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just checked and it is available by me up in Hainesville now. looked at the package but the one thing that is huge for me is the lack, from what i can see, of Comcast Sportsnet HD. No white sox in HD, no deal. I am also not liking the record only 1 HD at once. From how it reads it appears as if you are recording a HD channel you have to then watch a SD channel. seems odd.

"* One HD and three standard-definition (SD) channels, or four SD channels, can be recorded or viewed simultaneously."

obvious positives is the price though. i can get less channels and an HD package for a good price. I only watch HD so i could care less about most non-HD channels.
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Nothing here in Manteno, Att hates us for some reason. The only hope is that home wood area gets this soon, so comcast can compete. Im hoping that Uverse raise there speeds so comcast can raise theirs. The reason why I hope homewood gets it is because our cable down here comes from the home wood office.
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just checked and it is available by me up in Hainesville now. looked at the package but the one thing that is huge for me is the lack, from what i can see, of Comcast Sportsnet HD. No white sox in HD, no deal. I am also not liking the record only 1 HD at once. From how it reads it appears as if you are recording a HD channel you have to then watch a SD channel. seems odd.

"* One HD and three standard-definition (SD) channels, or four SD channels, can be recorded or viewed simultaneously."

obvious positives is the price though. i can get less channels and an HD package for a good price. I only watch HD so i could care less about most non-HD channels.


These are the factors that will prevent me from actually signing up for this. But Comcast doesn't need to know this & I will see if Comcast is wiiling to match U-Verse's rates.
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These are the factors that will prevent me from actually signing up for this. But Comcast doesn't need to know this & I will see if Comcast is wiiling to match U-Verse's rates.

Same here, I am very interested in u-verse but they need to get 3 things going first; multi HD feeds, multi-DVR, Comcast Sportsnet HD. If these come through I will be very interested. If they get whole house DVR going that would be an added bonus.

as for now since my 6 month promo ended with comcast last month I will be calling to negotiate my new promo as I always do.

I will keep an eye on this thread as I am very interested.

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Available in Crystal Lake!! Decent HD lineup. Don't think I'm switching anytime soon.

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Available in Crystal Lake!! Decent HD lineup. Don't think I'm switching anytime soon.

Do you have a link to the page with our lineups and prices (also w/bundles)? I can't seem to get to it. When I put in our zip, it brings up "u-verse" as a choice, but then when I click on "learn more", I only get Dish info. I don't want no stinkin' Dish - I already have it.
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Couldn't link directly to it so I did a cut an past and sent to your PM.

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Just signed up. Installed scheduled for next Wednesday. Says the install could take 6 - 8 hours. Yikes!!

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For the channel line-up you can check here.

Flicks? Here's my collection. And I've seen a lot, too.
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Do you have a link to the page with our lineups and prices (also w/bundles)?

Here's the channel lineup.

https://uma.att.com/uma/RetrieveChan...ME&FirstTime=F

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Couldn't link directly to it so I did a cut an past and sent to your PM.

Thanks for all the links guys. They helped tremendously. I couldn't for the life of me get past their U-verse "home page". It kept going back to it.
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Not available for me in Bartlett.

Is there a way to subscribe to internet only (no TV)?
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