Originally Posted by BlueTiger
Is IPTV reliable?
I can only count of one downtime that I have had problems with it. That was only when the main office in Kansas, that U-Verse feeds out of, was having problems. We have gone as far as having two programs recording, the son had his on a SD channel, the Living room which is the DVR also on, and when the wife turned on the one in our bedroom, I lost the dvr, but fixed that, by time shifting the recorded program at that time, to a later time in the middle of the night, and went back to watching what I had on.
I have my Uverse wired with Cat-5e, the three boxes connected to the RG through a patch panel, the other three wired devices are through a Netgear GS-108 switch. I have never had so extreme of problems, that we had drop outs, or macro blocking while watching something. Now, confetti drops, and watching Sports on the CBS station in our market, is the only complaint that I have, but I deal with it, because it only lasts at the most 30 sec's for the confetti drops, about no more than 2 sec's during a instance for sports on the CBS station.
Right now we are watching Mi. State & U of Indiana on ESPN, and there have been no pixeling, etc that you normally see during sports. The picture is better than our Comcast system in our market.
The other thing I love about U-Verse, is one of the sub's has written a good utility called Uverse Realtime, which is really helpful in seeing what your stat's are, and if you have a problem, you can send that info to a tech on the direct forum on dslreports.com, and it helps them to see what you are seeing on your end, not on their end, through the tools they are using from afar.