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Charter Has New Ad Saying AT&T Is Phasing Out UVerseTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerM, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    I recorded that Charter commercial about phasing out UVerseTV to my laptop. Is it allowed to uploaded from it to forum? I wasn't sure about copyright restrictions. Or if anyone still wants to see it?
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Then Charter should stop using it to receive signals for their headends. Lets see how many channels are left when THEY don't use satellite. :)
     
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  3. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    Charter just put up that UVerseTV ad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtvYRbBJk_0
     
  4. Bigg

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    Yeah, their advertising is extremely dishonest.

    The cable system thing is totally true. Comcast in CT has some systems upgraded, and some not. My system is a rickety, unreliable 625mhz system, while some others have been rebuilt to 860mhz, so they have 16 DOCSIS QAMs instead of 8, and they have 120HDs instead of our 70HDs. What's even more baffling is that my system is overbuilt, and the others aren't. It's like Comcast doesn't care about it because they have competition, although the overbuilder is so bad that they only have 1/3 market share or less, even though everyone complains about Comcast.
     
  5. CraigerM

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  6. techguy88

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    I don't see AT&T getting rid of U-Verse TV completely for the simple fact it can go to places that DirecTV can't. Down the road I forsee the two platforms being merged into one with the hardware supporting either Satellite or IPTV but the default connection will be the Satellite with the IPTV connection as secondary.

    Charter however shouldn't be bashing AT&T for "outdated" technology. A lot of people that have Bright House/Time Warner have been complaining about Charter forcing them to switch from legacy TW packages to Spectrum packages and also removing TWC's Whole Home DVR setup and replacing them with old Scientific Atalanta (Cisco)/Motorola HD-DVRs for each room which is worse than an HR21-HR23 IMO.
     
  7. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    They'll get rid of Uverse TV and replace it with Directv Now for people who can't/won't get satellite. They just need a bit more time to get all their ducks in a row as far as locals and have some sort of DVR option, but I'm sure they'll get there.
     
  8. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    The articles that first came out by AT&T said they were working at doing away with the "Name, U-Verse".
    Not the service.
     
  9. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Wait, they are killing whole home? why????? How bizarre!
     
  10. techguy88

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    Yeah when Charter started converting Time Warner areas to Spectrum several of the long term customers were posting on DSLReports if they moved to a Spectrum package they had to get different equipment which meant the 1 room DVR that Charter uses on its footprint and give back the whole home DVR. If they wanted DVR in multiple rooms they had to get an individual dvr per room and once the package was switched to a Spectrum package they could not go back to the old TWC setup at all.

    Some have also commented that Charter is pricing grandfathered TWC/BH customers higher just to get them to switch to a Spectrum package.
     

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