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Chasely

join:2012-12-28
Brea, CA

[TWC] TWC vs Uverse in Orange County, CA

I am moving to a new house in orange county and I will get TV and internet service.
TWC offers 50/5mbps and Uverse offers only 24/3. I am a gamer myself and reliable/ low latency service is my top priority. Which one is better in Orange county area or just in general?

Thanks in advance.



antdude
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said by Chasely:

I am moving to a new house in orange county and I will get TV and internet service.
TWC offers 50/5mbps and Uverse offers only 24/3. I am a gamer myself and reliable/ low latency service is my top priority. Which one is better in Orange county area or just in general?

Thanks in advance.

Ask the neighbors? Try both? Doesn't UVerse have caps?

dw3bb10

join:2008-11-01
reply to Chasely

I'd go with TWC.


bshampine

join:2010-04-08
Gouverneur, NY
reply to Chasely

I'm currenty on the 30/5 and have nothing but problems gaming on xbox live. I'm on the direct forum getting help now and of coarse they want to go around my linksys router which I've already tryed. But good luck.



Mtnarea

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said by bshampine:

I'm currenty on the 30/5 and have nothing but problems gaming on xbox live. I'm on the direct forum getting help now and of coarse they want to go around my linksys router which I've already tryed. But good luck.

You're also in New York and not California. I can't speak for Orange County but Riverside County (more specifically Temecula) is rock solid since the DOCSIS 3 upgrade. Latency is perfect and better than I'd imagine U-Verse is.


NormanS
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reply to Chasely

said by Chasely:

I am moving to a new house in orange county and I will get TV and internet service.
TWC offers 50/5mbps and Uverse offers only 24/3. I am a gamer myself and reliable/ low latency service is my top priority.

For gaming, speed isn't as critical as latency. In most cases, AT&T U-verse is delivered over copper from the node; for IPTV, using VDSL. AT&T uses an interleaved data path for VDSL, and will not put VDSL on a "Fast" data path (due to the requirements of IPTV data integrity). For this reason, AT&T will have higher latency than TWC.

I also have doubts about the ability to run TV over copper pair. Personally, I'd go with cable or satellite for TV service, in preference to VDSL/IPTV. For both gaming latency and TV picture quality, I would choose TWC over AT&T U-verse.
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Norman
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djrobx
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reply to Chasely

U-verse VDSL uses a form of error correction called interleaving that adds around 12ms to your base gateway ping vs standard DSL. When I had u-verse, the lowest ping I could possibly get to an external server was around 23ms. My gateway pings on TWC are around 9ms. If low pings are what you want, TWC is probably the best option.
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Smith6612
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reply to Chasely

Time Warner. The fact that AT&T U-Verse has data limits and Interleaving enabled by default is enough reason to go there. Cable modem's the way to go in this case if the area doesn't have widespread congestion issues.