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Verizon, AT&T’s DVR Claims Aimed at Echostar (and the new TiVo/Direct)?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by phrelin, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    From TV Week:
  2. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    THe U-Verse ads here cliam the ability to record up to 4 programs at the same time. What they don't tell you is that the programs are SD. From what I hear U-verse can only deliver 1 HD stream at a time.
  3. HobbyTalk

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    Jul 14, 2007
    u-verse in many markets can do 2HD streams. Should be system wide early next year. My understanding is the whole house DVR can record 4 streams (all sd) while watching 4 recorded sd programs at the same time for a total of 8 different programs on 8 different TVs.

    With HD shows you can watch 3 recorded shows and 2 live shows at the same time on 5 different TV's.
  4. gb33

    gb33 Legend

    Sep 8, 2006
    I have been a long standing DTV customer, and have been quite happy, and love my current box (HR21) for function and looks. Just sick of the high bill.
    So I am on the verge to either jumping to Dish ($13 less) or as my wife would like,a Uverse bundle. I was all for it until some of the negative reviews I have seen. If there is only one HD feed, does this mean you cant record 2 HD shows at once? Or watch one and record one? This is a big factor in my decision.
  5. CorpITGuy

    CorpITGuy Godfather

    Apr 11, 2007
    Yep. In many markets (mine included) you can only view one HD feed on Uverse. This includes recording.

    That's the only thing that stopped me from switching... Uverse offers my local channels in HD, as does DTV; Dish Network (my provider) does not.
  6. BattleZone

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    Nov 13, 2007
    That's correct. Dish and DirecTV get a lot of "reconnect" jobs from people who had Uverse installed for a week (or less) and then come back. In my area, it requires a complete re-install because the Uverse techs cut and remove as much of the satellite cables as they can. In several cases, they even removed and took the dish, and one tech purposely destroyed the customer's dish.

    The only people I know of who are happy with Uverse are the absolute misers who will go to any length to save a few cents a month. You give up a lot to go to Uverse for TV.

    And a 37-hour "whole house" DVR? What a joke. Between 3 DVRs (all of them dual-tuner), I probably record 37 hours A DAY. A whole-house DVR should have AT LEAST a terabyte of storage, and 2 or more preferably.
  7. Redlinetire

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    Jul 24, 2007
    That's not entirely true as they started rolling out 2HD service back in May and claim that they'll finish by next spring. For instance everyone in Detroit gets 2HD. But they haven't committed to a specific rollout schedule AFAIK...
  8. CorpITGuy

    CorpITGuy Godfather

    Apr 11, 2007
    That's why I said "In many markets..."

    Not trying to be abrasive, just correcting the record.. :)
  9. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    Do you view them in 2X speed? :lol:
  10. homeskillet

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    Feb 3, 2004
    I've had U-Verse... twice... and both times they sucked. The bigger issue is AT&T billing, which for me has always been wrong and I would have to call each month and go through an hour and a half with them.

    I loved Dish Network, but at my current property I can't get service and I'm locked into a 12 month deal with Time Worthless Cable.
  11. Ray_Clum

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    Apr 22, 2002
    You can bundle Dish with at&t and save $4 per month. I'm doing it here in Indy and have an OTA antenna up to pick up local HD.
  12. lee635

    lee635 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 17, 2002
    Hehe, after you cut out the commercials, the promos, and the opening and closing credits and all that stuff, you have maybe 8 hours of watchable programming. :) My wife follows 3 soaps and can watch a week's worth (5*3 = 15 hours) in less than 2 hours because she even fast forwards past some boring parts to get to the juicy scenes.... ;)


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