|reply to maartena |
Re: I've read.
There is one thing that you and the guy below me are missing.
The four parts of the HD pie
The HD TV
The HD Service (and turner)
The HD Channel
The HD Show/content.
If you are missing any of that then No HD for you. A lot of the channels that I have now are broadcasting HD shows all the time, most are upconverted, while they still look better than standard its not true HD. With that said the box could up convert for you a standard stream, center cut it or crop a wide screen show broadcasted in 4x3 with no problem.
I do see 2 as not enough enough for everyone but what remans to be seen is just how they are going to do 2 HD, as it was said in the uverseusers thread its 2HD/2SD strems, I haven't read to see if they did this via pair bonding or through the use of a higher profile. Right now as far as I can tell all Uverse customers have a standard profile of 25/2 to the gateway, however as noted in other uverse news items some sync at a much greater rate, I sync at about 60 that would be enough to double my TV and interent services while keeping all the hardware the same. It might be bossible if they could increase the standard profile to 35 or 40 that they could squeeze in another HD stream as they don't seem to take up that much in bandwidth. Also this is done via VDSL, a medium upgrade to VDSL2 or a unknown protocol might help.
Ultimately I think however that they will be in an medium upgrade crunch before 10 years is up, the good thing is that the IPTV and vrad concept isn't so bad for future upgrades.
Wile some of the short commings of the service might keep it from being the top end all be all service I don't think any of it would stop it from being a contender.