Avoid Uverse unless it's your only choice. From what I've read, it's way over compressed plus you can only have two to four HD streams at a time(depending on your location.)
Originally Posted by mdavej /forum/post/17050013
Uverse just became available in my town. I'm a current D* sub seriously considering switching. I really expected HD PQ to be a deal breaker. My local AT&T store has Uverse and D* side by side on identical TV's. I looked at many different channels for a long time and could tell absolutely zero difference in HD PQ in terms of motion, resolution, macro blocking, compression artifacts and pixellation. I was shocked. I know Uverse has lower bandwidth, but they must be doing something to compensate for it. I'm really scratching my head now about all the reports of poor HD PQ on Uverse. Have any of these people actually seen Uverse, or do they just repeat what they've read? I have very good eyesight and know a bad picture when I see it, i.e., cable. Does anyone have a logical explanation for the good PQ I'm seeing?
Originally Posted by mdavej /forum/post/17051113
Are you saying the stores get special feeds with higher bitrates and less compression than are possible for ordinary subscribers?
But it's a complete misrepresentation of their service. Can they legally do that?
Originally Posted by CardiacArrest /forum/post/17052704
See what happens to the picture when it is recording 4 channels.
Originally Posted by Ken H /forum/post/16822852
Based on forum feedback, DirecTV has better HD image quality compared to U-verse.
Originally Posted by sll0037 /t/1162637/uverse-or-direct-tv#post_16818935
I just moved into a new place and these are my two best options for service at the moment. At my old place, I used to have Verizon FIOS, so I'm actually leaning toward UVerse quite a bit.
I also plan on getting UVerse internet (FWIW), so I may save a little with a bundle on TV and Internet. The problem with UVerse is that it's a waiting game at this point. They are in the final stages on launching it in our new development, with a release date of August or so. The problem is these dates can always change and I might be waiting forever.
My other option is Direct TV. The nice things here is that the complex has the Dish on top of the building, so I can simply pick a plan and a box, then plug and enjoy. Plus, it's only a 1yr as opposed to a 2yr like most Direct TV agreements. Of course, I worry about service during strong storms but I did manage with Dish a while back .
What does everyone think? I mainly watch sports and I probably watch 90% HD programming.