Jan 26 2008
at&TWhat you may ask is U-Verse. U-Verse is an IP TV solutiuon that is provided by AT&T who happens to be my employer. I have been waiting patiently for U-Verse to become available in my area and I finally got it installed this week. I have only had it for a couple days now but so far I am very happy with it. The product is still fairly new but from my perspective it is just as good as the Dish that it replaced. I used to have occasional brief interuptions with my Dish because I live in the flight path into an Airport. I don’t have to deal with that anymore. The set top boxes are actually a little smaller than the one I had with Dish and I don’t need to worry about where I have coax anymore. The transport for the Video to all of my TV’s is Cat5 and that is a lot easier for me to get in than Coax. The potential is there for this to be Wireless in the future as the video stream is only about 3 Meg for an SD stream. The faster Internet is a nice benefit that comes along with U-Verse. On my old DSL connection I was too far from the Central Office to maintain a signal above 3 Meg. With U-Verse I now have a 6 Meg connection and they will start offering a 10 Meg connection on 2/1 and I plan to try it as soon as I can. I try to use the products that my company sells as it just makes sense to support my employer. It makes it a lot easier when the prodcut actually works well and you can get excited about it. U-Verse is one of those products for me. I am not a TV power user so the limitation of a single HD stream at the current time really does not impact me.