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Mr Matt

join:2008-01-29
Eustis, FL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Millenicom
·Embarq Now Centu..
·Comcast
·CenturyLink

Same old Crappola!

CenturyLink is our local Teleco. They are pitching Prism. All these schemes like U-Verse, FiOS and Prism appear to have the same problem, significant limitations as to the number of simultaneous channels that can be viewed. Prism offers two HD Streams and two SD streams. That sucks if you want to have seven televisions in your home accessing different channels.

I understand that U-Verse and FiOS have similar restrictions as to the number channels that the subscriber can view through one drop at one time. The teleco's attitude seems to be that we are not Burger King so have it our way or blow it out your ass.

The teleco's should have beat CATV at there own game and used RF over Fiber like the cable companies do. A 1GHz system would have given teleco., the ability to carry a bazillion channels plus voice and data. Tell teleco not forget to reserve 1Mhz to 114Mhz for upstream channels over their cable system.
Os

join:2011-01-26
US
Reviews:
·Comcast

Re: Same old Crappola!

No restrictions to FiOS and what you can do. It's not the garbage that Prism/U-Verse is.

As for Prism, enjoy your new caps. Caps on FTTP with IPTV is the biggest joke of all. You're transmitting TB's of TV over the network but that doesn't count. Only the TV you don't watch from us counts.
BlueC

join:2009-11-26
Minneapolis, MN
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Integra Telecom

1 recommendation

IPTV isn't the problem. It's the infrastructure. What good is RFoG when you're still dealing with DSL-related distance issues to the customer premise.

Last mile infrastructure is probably the biggest hurdle for Telcos. You cannot compare FiOS to U-verse and especially not Prism. Completely different animal and completely different last mile infrastructure.

RFoG is rather pointless once you have upgraded things. If the telcos pushed more fiber closer to their customers, they should have no issues running IPTV.

rtfm

join:2005-07-09
Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Mediacom
said by Mr Matt:


I understand that U-Verse and FiOS have similar restrictions as to the number channels that the subscriber can view through one drop at one time.

I'd think the limit for FIOS was the number of STB's. All the video just flows through the ONT to the house coax.

U-Verse is a horse of a different color.

JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Re: Same old Crappola!

I wish FIOS would expand ;/
I want epic pings in teh gaimz.
TazExprez

join:2002-04-27
Yonkers, NY
I currently have 6 7100.1 HD boxes and 1 7232.2 HD multi-room DVR connected to 7 HD TV's & 1 HD projector. I can watch all of the TV's & projector together with HD content if I want to.
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
said by Mr Matt:

That sucks if you want to have seven televisions in your home accessing different channels.

What are you running out of your home? A Sports Bar?
Mr Matt

join:2008-01-29
Eustis, FL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Millenicom
·Embarq Now Centu..
·Comcast
·CenturyLink

Re: Same old Crappola!

Family Room, Five Bedrooms with TV's, Kitchen, Home Theater. Master Bedroom and Home Theater have DVR's all others have TV's with NTSC or NTSC/QAM Tuners. Until Comcast converts to all encrypted extended Basic, all TV's get at least 70 Channels.

hbo kid

@verizon.net
FiOS DOES NOT have restrictions as to the number channels that the subscriber can view through one drop at one time.