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2010-05-03 11:50 PM
Tikker It's always case by case. There's tools that the rep has to see how much bandwidth a line will support, and if what you want is more than ~85% of max bandwidth then another line and modem can be provisioned
2010-05-03 09:41 PM
pappcam I replaced my living-room TV with a HDTV so I called to get HD on that TV to go along with the HD PVR in the basement. Apparently they have to come out to install another line and another 2Wire modem as I need more bandwidth.

Does this mean I'm pretty far from the switch? I've read here that I should be able to get 3 HD streams on one line along with my 1 remaining SD signal. I've also got High speed plus so maybe that put me over the limit.

Anyway, I called this AM and they're coming out tomorrow afternoon so that's not bad.

I also enquired about the middle-ware update and she said that it was late summer.
2010-05-03 09:33 PM
Tikker Yup exactly. It'll be nice to see it. It's been in the lab for many moons in differrent incarnations
2010-05-03 01:00 PM
Dr.Dave The current limit of 2 streams per PVR is a limitation of the existing software. Once Mediaroom is installed on a Motorola VIP1216, the PVR can record up to 4 streams. I can't see any reason for Sasktel to limit it to 2.
2010-05-03 10:16 AM
newalloy With all those potential streams into the house... can 1 box handle more than 2? Or would the box still be limited to 2 HD streams and rely on other boxes to handle other streams? I've heard with other providers, that the mediaroom software is capable of 4 simultaneous streams. Will SaskTel handle more than 2?
2010-04-27 12:06 AM
Tikker I didn't clip the whole thing, just a snippet with the dates

TV streams now is up to 5, with 3 of them able to be HD (and has been that way for well over a year)

actually, the 3 HD streams was case by case. you could always do 2, the 3rd was a matter of individual lines
2010-04-26 04:21 PM
Dr.Dave Thanks for the info Tikker. Is this from a public press release? Also, is there any indication of how may TV streams they will allow (eg. 2HD/1SD)?

As an MTS Mediaroom user, I think it's the best PVR available. I'm surprised they didn't mention the multi-room capability which I think is the best feature.
2010-04-26 11:30 AM
Tikker news as of today.

no firm dates of course, and stuff can change before it goes live, but it looks like it'll be the change everyone wants

The new platform uses Microsoft's Mediaroom, the latest update of the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition platform software. Mediaroom is also used by other service providers including Bell, TELUS, MTS, AT&T, British Telecom and Deutsche Telecom.

SaskTel is planning to phase in the new service, by community, starting this fall, with a projected completion date of early 2011. Beginning in June, Max customers will begin receiving information about the upgrade, both to familiarize them with the new platform and to highlight features of the new system, including:

* improved DTVR capabilities: Did you forget to record your favourite show? You’ll be able to remotely schedule your DTVR. You can also choose to record only new episodes of TV shows. Plus record an individual TV show or an entire series – fast – right from the interactive program guide.
* picture-in-picture channel browsing: Like to channel surf? You’ll love the on-screen guide and channel preview, so you can surf without leaving the program you’re watching.
* improved parental controls: Want more control? Eliminate specific channels from the on-screen guide, and remove adult-oriented program information from the interactive guide or program searches.
* improved channel guide: Need to plan ahead? You’ll find two weeks of programming information, instead of one.
* improved search capabilities: Can’t recall that show title? Simultaneously search TV shows, movies and Max Front Row™ Video on Demand movies by title, actor and director.
2010-04-23 11:54 AM
dirtyharry2 So another month has gone by, with no middleware update. News? Should we just suck it up and bear it or change providers?
2010-03-19 02:00 AM
dirtyharry2 Well it might be offhanded to say the phone upgrade is their priority, but at least it'd be an excuse. As of now, the only assumption is that they don't care.
2010-03-14 06:54 PM
Tikker well, they are 2 different companies, but why let facts get in the way of a good whine
2010-03-14 01:22 AM
newalloy and we all know, SaskTel is too busy now scrambling to get UMTS up and running to worry about it's Max customers' middleware...
2010-03-12 10:02 PM
Tikker nope, not currently

it's supposed to be part of the mythical middleware upgrade that's been coming "shortly" for several months
2010-03-12 07:22 PM
Sharing a PVR

Don't suppose Sasktel has the ability to record on the PVR in the family room, but have PVR playback on the STB in the bedroom of the content on the family room PVR?

Am I dreaming when I think of a setup like this?

2010-03-06 12:41 PM
Tikker depends on which STB they have

if it's one of the pace boxes, then it would need to be swapped for one of the motorola boxes.

you can use HDMI, or component cable out of the box
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