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2009-01-17 04:58 PM
davidb1 They do.
2009-01-17 01:30 PM
SensualPoet If MTS moves to the Microsoft Media Room model as seen with AT&T U-Verse, that's a definite win for MTS TV customers. However, MTS doesn't have the local bandwidth, from what I understand, that AT&T has -- ie around 30 mbps allowing for two streams of 6 mbps HD using MPEG4 plus a decent Internet connection (10 mbps). U-Verse crossed the 1 million customer mark recently.

It certainly will put even more pressure on Shaw!
2009-01-16 05:24 PM
davidb1 There will be some compensation (likely in credit/promotion towards the new service) when it is available in your area. Unfortunately, it's too far out to be specific. Since Portage doesn't have MTStv, this is something that only applies to people in Winnipeg.
2009-01-15 06:02 PM
mickk wow thats the biggest channel lineup i seen for IPTV yet although the only other one i seen was the IPTV offerien from aliant which barely has any channels. PVR access option may not matter as there may be ways down the road to use dsome software to use your own PVR program
2009-01-15 05:38 PM
Originally Posted by davidb1 View Post
STBs are rental only (no purchase option). PVR access is $5/mo. 30 HD Channels.
davidb1, any info about the people who paid for their HD STB's?

do they get credit or what?
2009-01-15 04:37 AM
davidb1 STBs are rental only (no purchase option). PVR access is $5/mo. 30 HD Channels.
2009-01-06 11:56 AM
Dr.Dave AT&T is introducing 2 new models so least there are future options for MTS.
  • Motorola VIP1225 with a 250 GB hard drive
  • Cisco IPN4320 with a 320 GB hard drive
Apparently there is no external drive option, however at least one person successfully installed an internal 500 GB ST3500841ACE in a VIP1216. Obviously modding a box you don't own would be a risky process, but at least there aren't the technical limitations that the Shaw Motorola DCT boxes have.
2009-01-06 02:51 AM
fingerb i believe its 160Gb, gives 187 hour SD and 35 hours HD(i think). apparently when this launches there will be 30 HD channels?
2009-01-05 02:13 PM
Mixar69 I would have to agree with the WOW statement but I'm having problems navigating the site. From what I did see is the option to record 4 shows at one time which is excellent. How big is the hard drive if this is a DVR unit and is there a external Hard drive option for additional storage? Also what would be on the price tag ($) for something like this?

Another thing for you MTS customers is you still need a lot more HD channels then switching to MTS might be in my mind but not even close until then.
2009-01-04 11:33 AM
tobe All I can say is WOW....thanks for the link. If MTS is able to pull this off we are in for a real treat. Shaw won't know what hit them......Does anyone know what saktel uses for PVR? I ask because I hear that they have had a lot of "growing pains"

Thanks for the link!
2009-01-04 03:22 AM
fingerb link did not work, here is a correct link
2009-01-03 01:10 AM
rogers_guy AT&T has already introduced the IPTV service along with the same hardware MTS will be making available this spring. The service is called U-Verse. They have a very slick site with a great video explaining all the details, etc........


Once there click on experience uverse live. Then enter zip code 90210
2008-12-01 02:20 PM
rogers_guy The PVR will be a HDPVR and your right the model will be the Motorola VIP1216
2008-12-01 08:22 AM
davidb1 The USB ports will be disabled on the boxes at the network level as there will be no features that will use them at launch.

The setup is the same as Sasktel/Telus/Bell/AT&T/BT. You will have one RG, then a set top box for each TV. This is required as it is MTS's HDTV service offering, however each TV set does not have to be a HD TV. MTS customers in Winnipeg will have the option of either the current service or the new one (but not both).

Pricing/plans won't be available until it is launched in Portage, which is the current test site. The service will feature 30 HD channels at launch.
2008-12-01 03:14 AM
fingerb omg its got 2 USB 2.0 ports.

wonder if this will this allow us to watch vids from a thumbdrive?
from what ive found, it is set by the vendor, so MTS has the ability to allow us to use the USB ports or not.

here's a site with an installation manual.

Lorne, according to the manual, no.

Now i wonder how MTS will handle the upgrade? Free to current HD customers? because i paid for the STB i currently use for HD (or did I?) well i paid 149.00 for it but is that a purchase or what?

***edit***, again.

hmmm, the 1200 doesn't have a hdd, whereas the 1216 had a 160Gb hdd, so will it be 1200 for HD but non pvr and the 1216 for hdpvr?
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