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    Default Advice re: AT&T "U-Verse" Hook-Up

    I agreed to let these guys come out tomorrow to get me set up for this U-Verse thing which will give me IPTV, internet hook-up, and telephone. Has anybody else tried this ?

    I looked on the net and it seems the main probs with it are that you cannot record the HD channel unless it is the one in play at the moment. The channels do not switch quickly. Others have said that it freezes up ( at crucial moments in sports events ) sometimes or pixillates. Other people say "no probs at all". Perhaps they are closer to the DSLAM or the 58B box ?

    One advisor said to tell them that RG6 cables are "unacceptable" ( to use Rhu's favorite word ) and to go with CAT5 only. I've told them that I have a Mac and they said that it should be OK since I have a recent version of the operating system. However it is a Microsoft product, I just now read. Oi.

    The price is slightly higher than I am paying now for wireline unlimited local and long distance phone and a DSL internet connection. I'm currently getting about 60 or 70 channels for free on Cable, by plugging in to the wall outlet even though I'm not a subscriber. I get the "standard" service.

    Supposedly these guys are going to come in through that same cable access point. I said "yes" to it because I would supposedly get 200 channels and a better picture for a price about what I'm already paying. I hope I'm not setting myself up for misery.
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    All the wonderful advice I received on this from you guys has convinced me to cancel the install. Never mind.
    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
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    Unfortunately, I knew no one who had it.

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