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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|
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|
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|
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|
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.
|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|
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|
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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