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Moving to Uverse from DirecTV


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#76 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:33 PM

I know D* has a better picture (slightly IMO). They've got way more bandwidth. So I wouldn't expect any different. I'm actually surprised Uverse looks as good as it does, considering the low bitrate.

But in my case I'm looking for quantity over quality. Uverse still has 35 more HD nationals than D*. I've been hoping D* would finally catch up, but it looks like they've shifted focus to PPV for the near future. Meanwhile, I'll miss yet another season of Mad Men in HD. So slightly inferior uverse HD beats the heck out of D*'s unwatchable SD. I like D* overall, but I'm out of contract and I'm tired of waiting.

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#77 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

When it gets to your street, it will be fiber to the node and copper to your house. Check those pictures out. Your SD/HD profile will depend on your distance from the VRAD, and the DVR has some way to go.

Most people who have tried both D* and U-verse rate D* higher in most areas.


The VRAD is on the street directly behind my house so it'll always will screw up. I had U-verse twice & that's enough!

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#78 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:18 AM

I'm a regular on a forum for owners of Mitsubishi big screen TVs, from 60"-82". Anytime a new owner complains about his crappy HD pic on his new big screen (PQ problems are more noticeable the bigger the screen), it's pretty much even money that they'll turn out to be a Uverse customer. Jes' sayin'.

#79 OFFLINE   dsodko

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:27 PM

I've had DirecTv for 2+ years and when something went south well they addressed it, remotes, HDVR replacement, ACESS mag issues, PPV problems. Except rain fade. Well I was thinking of Uverse. I have a friend a mile away has it and looked too cool ! After weeks of talking to Bellsouth/ATT&T the tech in my area says it should work. All the gear is across from our subdivision. I starting to get tired of the runaround !!! I have their DSL, cell service, local and long distance. Then my home phone died. 4 days of no local service. I wonder if AT&T really cares about selling any SERVICE or getting bigger.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:01 AM

I've had DirecTv for 2+ years and when something went south well they addressed it, remotes, HDVR replacement, ACESS mag issues, PPV problems. Except rain fade. Well I was thinking of Uverse. I have a friend a mile away has it and looked too cool ! After weeks of talking to Bellsouth/ATT&T the tech in my area says it should work. All the gear is across from our subdivision. I starting to get tired of the runaround !!! I have their DSL, cell service, local and long distance. Then my home phone died. 4 days of no local service. I wonder if AT&T really cares about selling any SERVICE or getting bigger.


I had lots of problems with U-verse: day long outage with television ETC. Long story short, I cancelled and went back to Dish.

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#81 OFFLINE   Dave from Kazoo

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

I had Direct TV from 1999 till March of 2010. We moved from a 3 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom apt. I decided not to fork out the extra $250.00 deposit(for any damges to the building) to have Direct TV installed at the time of the move. I added up all my bills, Direct TV, Phone(AT&T), DSL(At&t 1.2 down) and with going to U-verse I saved about $50.00 a month. PQ - looks about the same(HD) my son has 42" Samsung and he would complain. Would I go back to Direct TV ..... maybe or maybe not. More HD channels(full time) then Direct TV. 3rd provider at my location Dish - haven't tried it. 4th provider Charter cable and HD is bad, few HD channels and priced to high.

#82 OFFLINE   tkrandall

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:57 AM

You can get an HR24 for less than 199 at costco, overstock, and several other places.
Id really go that route, but hey, you can suspend your directv account and try Uverse, but I dont think you will be happy with it.



HR24s are at Costco????? Since when?




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