Originally Posted by Lkr
what location are you in? i'm desperately awaiting uverse in Fleming Island so I can dump Comcast phone/Internet.
I'm in the Deerwood area in So. Jacksonville. I've been periodically checking my address at att.com/new4you
. When I saw work being done in the neighborhood recently I suspected it might be for U-verse and sure enough, it's available now.
I've been ready to ditch Comcast for some time and U-verse seems like it might be a good alternative and potentially save a bundle versus my Comcast cable, dsl and landline phone. They claim internet speeds ranging from 12 mbps for their Max service to 18 Mbps for Max Plus and 24 Mbps for Max Turbo (all taken with a healthy dose of skepticism). Nevertheless, I'm currently on a 6 Mbps dsl line.
The full U450 TV package has 390 digital channels and 115 HD channels. They have 3 other lesser packages. The Total Home DVR has 4 tuners and records and plays back from any TV that has a receiver attached. I can't tell the size of the HDD but it says it stores 233 hours of SD or 65 hours of HD. That's about 3 times the storage of my 160 GB Moto DVR's. I could get rid of the 3 Comcast DVR's in place of the 1 DVR with U-verse.
A couple of concerns I have is I believe the number of HD streams is limited to either 2 or 3 simultaneously. In my household, we can regularly have 3 HD sets going at once. I'm wondering also if internet speeds slow considerably with HD streaming to the TV's. Also, there have been reports in other places of PQ problems, especially with fast moving content such as sports, but I don't know how that is related to distance to node, or house wiring, etc.
I would love to see for myself how it works before I attempt to switch, or at least hear from others that have it in the Jacksonville area. I could potentially save a significant amount and get better internet speeds and more HD channels.