Originally Posted by PWSHER
Yeah, I tried that but maybe I'm just not doing it right. I have contributed to the only St. Louis forums that I know of for years. The OVA and the Charter forum...that's it. Sorry to have bothered you cause I know how it feels. I have answered the same basic questions on the MOXI forum for people for years and it does indeed get tiring.
If the answers are out there they sure are hidden cause I have spent hours reading ATT FAQ's and googling and the details I want to know are hidden somewhere. I realize that questions may have been answered in this forum but as I was reading the last few years it became quickly apparent that things were changing very rapidly and therefore useless to what is going on today. Thanks anyway.
In looking back at all your posts, I only see one post in the last year in the St. Louis area OTA forum (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...93006&page=285
). I know that OTA or Charter or any other non-AT&T branded forum is really not the best place to talk about stuff AT&T related, but people with all types of setups read through the OTA forums usually. I know for a fact we do in the Little Rock HDTV forum. That is where I would suggest you try to make attempts to find out local AT&T U-Verse information because we just cannot answer city specific questions for you here as 99.999% of us don't live there.
Now, to go back to your previous post that I didn't answer you in (sorry about that, I will take the time to now).....
Originally Posted by PWSHER
I am a long time Saint Louis (actually St. Charles) Charter customer with all they have to offer. I have the great Moxi DVR that has excellent software and s****y hardware.
I have been contemplating a move to U-verse. I would appreciate any feedback especially in terms of (1) HD picture, (2)The wholehouse availability of programs from the DVR. I have this capability now but for just two TV's. I have heard differing accounts of how many HD programs can be recorded and viewed at the same time. I can right now record two HD and watch one HD and one SD all at the same time. (3) What is the current status in St. Charles?
(4) How does this connect to your other TV's? Is there a box for each TV? How big are they?
1) HD picture quality, we can't answer
2) Every single box on the network in the house will be able to play back DVR content and pause, rewind, ffwd, etc. If you are within 3000' of the VRAD, you can record 2 HD and 2 SD streams at one time while watching anything off of the DVR on any number of TV's in the house. I believe you can be recording the 2HD and 2SD streams while watching 1 HD recorded show in the living room and watching another HD recorded show in the master bedroom. I don't think there is a limit to how many previously recorded shows you can watch at any given time, but I am not completely sure as I haven't pushed it that hard. I usually only watch 1 HD while I am taking all the live streams up on the DVR itself.
3) Again, you have to go to the local forum I linked above. We have no way of knowing that here. AuroraProject might
, but I wouldn't count on it.
4) You get a different receiver for each independent TV in the house. They are about the size of a Eepc I would say. They are not big at all. Very very tiny compared to cable company garbage. As far as the connection, it can vary. The residential gateway (RG) can be fed via coax from the NID, via phone cord from the NID (using existing phone wiring), or via Cat-5e straight from the NID. You can have everything from the RG to the TV boxes in the house run off of existing coax throughout the house or (my personal favorite) via Cat-5e throughout the house that AT&T will run for you for no additional charge for each box that you are ordering. The no additional charge has been up for debate for quite a while as some people take extreme advantage of that and cancel the service shortly after the install. In some cases, they may charge you for any network jack over 3.
Now, with all that said, I hope that your questions have finally been answered. In all honesty, for the PQ, you have to see it for yourself in your area to decide how good it is. For availability, you have to call AT&T to find out.