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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #21
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its fiber optic to the outside box/pole and then rg-6 to the house and inside the house
For uverse? Isn't rg6 basically coax? There was no coax run inside the house. It's all cat6.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #22
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I had U-verse installed about 3 months ago. It took about 3 hours. The system uses fiber optics up to the junction box next door, and regular wiring from there to my house. The installation included installing the wireless router, setting up the three cpomputers in my house (one on each floor), one telephone line, and two television sets. The installer even prorammed the TV remotes to work with my television sets and VCRs. He also helped to re-configure the netwprk between the three computers. I found the installer to be quite knowledgable, fast, and personable.

I've found the U-verse tech support people to be very helpful on a couple of post-installation issues (setting up voice mail, proramming changes, setting up firewall exceptions, etc). Having the DVR connected to one television set also accessible by the other TV set is a bonus. No complaints on the system.

Previously, I had AT&T telephone service, AT&T Static IP Internet service, and DirecTV television service. Getting all of that stuff via U-verse saved me about 60 a month. I was also able to have my wireless telephone bill included in the U-verse bill. An extra benefit was having the landline and the cell phone share Voice mail access. Also, I can access voice mail messages via my U-verse account on the computer.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #23
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What are you guys paying monthly? We've been thinkin about gettin rid of Comcast every time they like to trickle the bill up. I recently priced out the monthly bill for Internet / Phone / 4 TV's with U-verse and made up a $6 savings (around $129 a month for everything). Already have AT&T phone and DSL.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #24
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Got it installed today, took them like an hour, and this 3 meg is a helluva alot faster then my parents comcast.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #25
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Everything comes in over cat6...? so there is no coax at all, just eithernet on everything?
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #26
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Everything comes in over cat6...? so there is no coax at all, just eithernet on everything?
comes in the house by copper wire(2 or 3 pair) goes into "residential gateway"(wireless router) comes out of "residential gateway" as coax(tv) rj11(phone) and cat5 (internet hardwire). This is an example of my install anyways.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #27
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My parents have it, and the only thing that I do not like is that you can not get the Lansing channels as "local", but you can get the ones out of Detroit. THey had a bunch of problems with the install, and ended up getting an upgrade because of all the problems. Now they have had it for about three months, with no problem, and love it.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #28
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So basically the only difference is the drop to the house being a utp vs. coax?
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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #29
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So basically the only difference is the drop to the house being a utp vs. coax?
the install guy said fiber optic to the house is in the future plans, but for now they are using the utp lines. The whole FO concept is great, but sucks when you have to drop back down to copper to the house and copper to the gateway and then coax,rg11,cat5/6
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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #30
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Sounds like a lot of converting going on Seems like the cost of a fiber drop to the house would be pretty extreme, especially with trees and what not falling on them all the time.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #31
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comes in the house by copper wire(2 or 3 pair) goes into "residential gateway"(wireless router) comes out of "residential gateway" as coax(tv) rj11(phone) and cat5 (internet hardwire). This is an example of my install anyways.
Thats weird. All our TV's have ethernet (cat6) running to them. No coax.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #32
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Thats weird. All our TV's have ethernet (cat6) running to them. No coax.
So do my parents
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