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Has anyone had both recently to compare? Need to know which most people prefer and why.
TTUN fans would rather talk tOSU failures in the past ten years than their own successes. Probably because they haven't had a lot of success.
U-Verse... and it's not even close.
What specific features make it a lot better?
The Multiview is great for watching more than one game (specifically three small windows on the side and one large window easy to switch games it was great for the first few rounds of the NCAA bball tourney) - also, the guide shows what is on a specific channel when you surf. You can sync up your mobile device through a free app. The sports package is pretty good, BTN has like 5+ channels in the fall. I've had much better customer service as well. Really my favorite features are the first two I listed. Signing a contract sucks, and it can get pricy for the best packages.
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AGreed with this statement, but if you are willing to be on the phone for 30-45 minutes with customer service, you can easily get your bill reduced to whatever their current promotions are. I just decreased my bill by $40/month and got both my internet and cable upgraded. Now I'll have to make that call again in a year, but it's worth it. I'm able to DVR I think 4 things at a time (2 HD, 2 non HD), and you can keep a ridiculous amount of shows/movies on your DVR at a time. Now they have wireless boxes, so you can move them to whatever room in your home whenever you want.
I've had both and I'd go AT&T over Time Warner
Neither are good companies but Time Warner is on a completely different level of suck
My buddies that have Uverse hate it. My buddies with Time Warner hate it. My buddies with Directv and me hate it. They all suck. That's why they lock you up in contracts because they definitely realize that they suck.
Could not agree more with this ^^^. I've had both and I think they are both awful from a service standpoint. I had real problems with Time Warner's internet service so decided to switch to AT&T, but they bungled the installation FOUR TIMES. I went back to TW, but they suck too.
The cable industry is like the cell phone service industry. There really aren't any super duper companies. You have to choose from the least worst.
I've had both and hands down without question prefer UVerse.
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AT&T continually goes out on us but Time Warner 's price continually goes up with no apparent reason.........I think AT&T is the better choice here
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We just switched to WOW. It seems pretty good to me. We haven't had any problems yet, but we have had it for barely a month
I've been using Warner, and have been pretty content with its DVR (especially compared to the WOW boxes that we used throughout college), and through the rep who installed my box was made of suck, the gent that came out to fix it did a bang-up job (basically, my signal was too weak to get the SDV carousels to turn to a channel block that no one was using--a problem, since no one in my area seems to watch BTN or BBC America with much regularity). Since then, I haven't had much of an issue, save for some occasional pop-in and slowdown--but, in reality, that's a problem that a technician can probably fix as soon as it becomes a real pain in the ass.
My parents use U-Verse, and I never really had much of an issue with it, save for the remote having some serious lag. Be it when surfing channels, using the (very well designed) guide, or inputting channel numbers, there always seemed to be a second (or two) delay that would constantly mess with my timing. Not a huge quibble, but I remember it irritating the hell out of me.
the biggest problem with TW is their pricing. After your initial offer to join expires your price will increase each year even though your package remains the same. I had TW for 8 years, and when I finally switched my bill was at $180/month, the same package that started out at $90/month.
If you can get Comcast so much faster then universe.
We've had U-Verse for a couple years and while the price keeps creeping up without explanation, we're decently happy with it. Had Comcast and DirecTV in the past and in my opinion they don't compare. The DVR seems to have much more storage (I don't have HD but the thing NEVER fills up), the guide is easier to use and you can program/watch your DVR online with the right package. Plus you only need one DVR for the entire house.
My only complaint, other than the cost, is that it freezes up/loses signal a lot. Not sure why. The repair guys have been to the house, checked the wires, etc., and can't figure it out.
They all have they're ups and downs - I've had Comcast, Direct TV, WOW, Insight, & currently TW.
I've stuck with TW over the years primarily because they offer faster Internet speeds than U-verse. That said, everyone juices you after the promotional offer expires, it is what it is.
With all of them you'll experience some type of lag at some point - it's unavoidable.
DVR service is cool, you can record two other programs while watching another (really I don't see the need to record more than that at one time with most "good" shows having an "on demand" channel to watch the latest episodes if you miss them).
Multiview is pretty sweet from what I've seen on U-verse, but with channels like buzzerbeater, goaline, etc. there's really no need for it on gamedays IMHO.
From there it's really just a matter of preference, what you can afford, & the strength of signal where you live.
Good luck though!
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