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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to 45612019

Re: AT&T U-verse obsolete already

'cuz people like U-Verse IPTV better than crappy cableco STBs? Or maybe 'cuz AT&T's lower-end DSL over U-Verse packages are enough for the average Joe and are less expensive than low-end cable packages?

Otherwise, no reason.



45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

CableCARD tuners are way better than U-verse's set-top box.

AT&T's lower-end packages are not cheaper than the cable company's low-end packages either.


Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
reply to iansltx

Comcast plans to deploy IPTV too. The Spectrum box and guide come out next year. What then for AT&T?


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

Then AT&T has to hope that TWC and SUddenlink, its other large competitors,won't follow.


etaadmin

join:2002-01-17
Dallas, TX
kudos:1

said by iansltx:

Then AT&T has to hope that TWC and SUddenlink, its other large competitors,won't follow.

Actually TWC has IPTV in the front burner... too bad.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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SDV I believe. IPTV I'll believe when I see.

IPTV over coax isn't a huge deal anyway...digital cable does well at transmitting lots of data in one direction to a large number of subscribers, kinda like DBS TV. The issue is integrating TV content and other stuff (OTT, apps, whatever) into an attractive package froma UI perspective that "just works." IPTV vendors have started from scratch on their systems so that's why their stuff looks better than tired old CATV STB firmware, but it doesn't necessarily have to be that way.


etaadmin

join:2002-01-17
Dallas, TX
kudos:1

said by iansltx:

SDV I believe. IPTV I'll believe when I see.

By the time you'll see it it being deployed it will be too late for att... wait it is already too late for att. Just look at the advances that DOCSIS3.0 have made in the last 2-3 years. When that crappy uverse thing came out in 2006 DOCSIS3.0 was not even conceived and look where it is now.

Ignore cable at your own risk.

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